On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 2021

Historical Events

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' 24 year old Latvian goaltender Matīss Kivlenieks is killed when accidently struck by fireworks at the home of team goaltending coach Manny Legace in Novi, Michigan
  • Military plane crashes near Jolo, Philippines, killing at lease 45 with dozens saved from the burning wreckage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Francis undergoes surgery to remove part of his colon in Rome

  • Researchers reveal there are 14 living descendants of Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Dicky Moegle, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All-American 1954, Rice; Pro Bowl 1955, SF 49ers), dies at 86
  • Eddie Payne, American college basketball coach (USC Upstate, Oregon State Uni, Greensboro College), dies from a stroke at 69
  • Terry Donahue, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (head coach UCLA 1976-96, record 151–74–8; Pac-10 Coach of the Year 1985, 93), dies from cancer at 77
2021 Highlights

About July 4, 2021

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer