What Happened on July 7, 2021

Historical Events

  • Haiti president Jovenel Moïse assassinated in his home in Pétionville, Haiti, state of emergency declared across the country
  • Stanley Cup Final, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning beat Montreal Canadiens, 1-0 in Game 5; retain title, 4-1
  • World's biggest sandcastle 21.16 high (69.4 feet), using nearly 5,000 tons of sand completed in Blokhus, Denmark [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Reutemann, Argentine auto racer (World F1 Drivers C'ship 1981 runner-up; 3 x third) and politician (governor of Santa Fe 2003-21), dies from a digestive hemorrhage at 79
  • Chick Vennera, American actor (Thank God It's Friday; High Risk; Milagro Beanfield War; Animaniacs), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Jovenel Moïse, Haitian politician, President of Haiti (2017-21), assassinated at 53
  • Robert Downey, Sr [Elias Jr], American filmmaker (Putney Swope; Rittenhouse Square), and actor (You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 85
2021 Highlights

About July 7, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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

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