On This Day

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 tonnes 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
2021 Highlights

About July 7, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer