On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 2021

Historical Events

  • Arizona is now the COVID-19 “hotspot of the world" according to local health officials with an average of 118.3 new cases per 100,000 people

Historic Event

Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla, becomes the world's richest man, worth $186 billion, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Historic Event

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blocks President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram till January 20, following suspension of his other social media accounts the previous day

Historic Event

US Congress completes the ceremonial certification of Joe Biden's presidential victory late in the night after an earlier unprecedented breach of the Capitol by Trump supporters

  • WHO warns Europe needs to do more to "flatten the steep vertical line" of COVID-19 cases and control the spread of the new variant, with 230 million already living under lockdown

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Apted, English director and producer (7 Up, The World is Not Enough), dies at 79 [1]

Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1981, 88; NL Manager of the Year 1983, 88; LA Dodgers 1976-96), dies of a heart attack at 93 [1]

  • Vladimir Kiselyov, Russian athlete (Olympic gold, Soviet Union, shot put 1980), dies at 64
2021 Highlights

About January 7, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn