On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 2021

Historical Events

  • Australian canoeist Jessicas Fox with 109.96s wins inaugural women's C-1 slalom gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • Chinese team of Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan, Zhang Yufei & Li Bingjie smash 4 x 200m freestyle relay WR 7:40.33 at Tokyo Olympics; minor medallists USA and Australia also beat previous mark
  • Croatian rowing brothers Martin and Valent Sinković team to win coxless pair gold at the Tokyo Olympics; pair's second Olympic gold after winning double sculls in 2016
  • Flash floods kill at least 60 people in Kamdesh, eastern Afghanistan

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Following Simone Biles' withdrawal, teammate Sunisa Lee becomes first Hmong-American Olympic champion in any sport when she wins women's artistic individual all-around gymnastics gold in Tokyo

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Levin, American attorney and politician (U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1979-2015), dies at 87
2021 Highlights

About July 29, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo