On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 2021

Historical Events

  • Dominant British breaststroke swimmer Adam Peaty successfully defends his 100m title at the Tokyo Olympics beating Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands and Italian Nicolò Martinenghi
  • Ship carrying migrants wrecks off coast of Al-Khums, Libya, killing at least 57, takes deathtoll in central Mediterranean to 987 for 2021 [1]
  • Tunisian government in crisis after President Kais Saied sacks Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspends parliament with the help of the army because of its handling of COVID-19
  • Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz makes history becoming the first athlete from the Philippines to win gold at the Olympics in the 55kg class at the Tokyo Games

Famous Deaths

  • Ally Dawson, Scottish soccer defender (5 caps; Glasgow Rangers) and manager (Hamilton Academical), dies at 63
  • Ivan Toplak, Serbian soccer striker (1 cap; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (Red Star Belgrade, San Jose Earthquakes, Yugoslavia), dies at 89
  • Joey Jordison, American drummer (Slipknot, 1995-2013 - "All Hope Is Gone"), dies at 46
  • Mike Enzi, American accountant, and politician (US Senator for Wyoming (R), 1997-2021), dies from injuries in a bicycling accident at 77
  • Rick Aiello, American character actor (Officer Long- Do the Right Thing), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
2021 Highlights

About July 26, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo