On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 2021

Historical Events

  • Auckland named world's most livable city (due to success with COVID) and Damascus named the worst by The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Multicellular organisms (bdelloid rotifer) frozen for 24,000 years in Siberia to return to life after Russian scientists have them thawed [1]
  • Two passenger trains collide in Pakistan, killing at least 40 people in Sindh province
  • UN International Labor Director says global impact of the pandemic four times worse than 2008 Economic Crisis, pushed 100 million workers into poverty [1]

Historic Event

US Vice President Kamala Harris visiting Guatemala on her first foreign trip announces task forces on corruption and human trafficking

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Fassel, American football coach (University of Utah 1985–89; New York Giants 1997-2003), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • John McDonnell, American track, cross country coach (University of Arkansas 1972–2008; 40 x NCAA C'ships; 8 x NCAA Triple Crown; 30 x NCAA coach of the year), dies at 82
  • Tim Pickup, Australian rugby league five eighth (11 Tests; North Sydney, Canterbury), RL executive (Adelaide Rams) and boxing manager (Jeff Harding), dies from dementia at 72
  • Yoo Sang-chul, South Korean soccer midfielder (124 caps; 2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team; Ulsan Hyundai), dies from pancreatic cancer at 49
2021 Highlights

About June 7, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

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

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