February 7 | On this Day

Year Description Category
2015 Golfer from United States, Billy Casper died. Death day
2014 The opening ceremony of XXIX Olympic Winter Games, or 2014 Winter olympics was held in Sochi.
2013 Azerbaijan's first artificial satellite Azerspace-1/‚ÄčAfricasat-1a was launched. Launch Day
2009 Around 180 people died because of Black Saturday bushfires in Australia. This is one of the deadliest wildfires. Natural Disaster
2009 American inventor John "Jack" Higson Cover Jr. died. Death day
2008 Russian scientist Guy Severin died. Death day
2007 New Zealand-born American chemist Alan MacDiarmid died. Death day
2000 Chess grandmaster from India, Harsha Bharathakoti was born. Birthday
2000 Sumo wrestler Yata was born. Birthday
1998 The opening ceremony of XXII Olympic Winter Games, or 1998 Winter olympics was held in Nagano.
1997 Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company Rakuten was founded. Foundation day
1993 Indian badminton player Srikanth Kidambi was born. Birthday
1993 Chinese badminton player Ou Dongni was born. Birthday
1992 Chess grandmaster from Peru, Cristhian Cruz was born. Birthday
1990 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Eduard Gorovykh was born. Birthday
1984 The opening ceremony of XVI Olympic Winter Games, or 1984 Winter olympics was held in Sarajevo.
1981 Soviet Navy (CCCP-42332) aircraft incident at Pushkinsky District, Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR, killed 51 people. Man-Made Disaster
1979 Yemeni journalist and human rights activist Tawakel Karman was born. Birthday
1974 Canadian basketball player Steve Nash was born. Birthday
1974 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Sergey Volkov was born. Birthday
1974 Independence Day of Grenada. National Holiday
1974 Hollywood film Blazing Saddles was released in theaters. This is one of the highest grossing movies. Release Date
1974 Croatian-American physicist Marin Soljacic was born. Birthday
1973 American basketball player Juwan Howard was born. Birthday
1968 Indian Air Force Flight 203 aircraft incident at Rohtang Pass, India, killed 98 people. Man-Made Disaster
1967 Around 62 people died because of 1967 Tasmanian fires in Australia. This is one of the deadliest wildfires. Natural Disaster
1965 Chess grandmaster from Ukraine, Vladimir Rogovski was born. Birthday
1963 Astronaut from United States, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper was born. Birthday
1960 Soviet nuclear physicist Igor Kurchatov died. Death day
1959 Chess grandmaster from Czech Republic, Karel Mokry was born. Birthday
1940 Japanese physicist Toshihide Maskawa was born. Birthday
1937 American lawyer and statesman Elihu Root died. Death day
1932 Astronaut from United States, Alfred Worden was born. Birthday
1926 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Mark Taimanov was born. Birthday
1926 Astronaut from Soviet Union, Konstantin Feoktistov was born. Birthday
1925 Russian computer scientist Nikolay Brusentsov was born. Birthday
1905 Swedish physiologist Ulf von Euler was born. Birthday
1894 Belgian inventor Adolphe Sax died. Death day
1885 American novelist Sinclair Lewis was born. Birthday
1878 Pope Pius IX died. Death day
1839 Dutch politician Nicolaas Pierson was born. Birthday
1550 Papacy of Pope Julius III began. Papacy began
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