On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 2021

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former South African President Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in prison on contempt of court charges

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma
President of South Africa
Jacob Zuma
  • Lytton, British Columbia, records Canada's highest-ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F), before being destroyed by a wildfire the next day
  • World's first known plague victim identified in the remains of a 5,000-year-old hunter-gatherer in Latvia [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Vilar, Argentine sailor (Snipe World Championships gold 1948, 51), dies from COVID-19 at 91
  • Donald Rumsfeld, American politician (US Congress, 1963-69; Nixon Whitehouse, 1969-74; Secretary of Defense, 1975-77 & 2001-06), dies at 88
  • Goolam Rajah, South African cricket administrator (manager RSA national team 1991-2011), dies from COVID-19 at 74
  • John Lawton, British rock singer (Lucifer's Friend, 1970-76, 1981-82, 2014–21; Uriah Heep, 1977-79), dies at 74
  • Stuart Damon [Zonis], American stage and screen actor (General Hospital, 1977-2007 - "Dr. Alan Quartermaine"), dies of kidney failure at 84
  • Yitzhak "Vicky" Peretz, Israeli soccer striker (40 caps; Maccabi Tel Aviv, Strasbourg, Rennes), dies at 68
2021 Highlights

About June 29, 2021

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer