What Happened on July 4, 2021

Historical Events

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' 24 year old Latvian goaltender Matīss Kivlenieks is killed when accidentally 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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
  • Rick Laird, Irish jazz-fusion bassist (Mahavishnu Orchestra, 1971-73; Gerry Niewood & Timepiece), and photographer, dies of lung cancer at 80
  • Sanford Clark, American country-rockabilly singer and guitarist ("The Fool"; "Son Of A Gun"), dies of COVID-19 while undergoing cancer treatment at 85
  • 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? 1 year, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

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