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Historical Events For January - 21

Friday, 20 January 2017

1977  On this day in history president Carter pardoned American Vietnam War-era draft evaders and ordered a case-by-case study of deserters.  Click To Search About This In Google

1977  On this day in history president Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders  Click To Search About This In Google

1977  On January - 21 u.S. Presient Jimmy Carter provides a presidential pardon to most Vietnam War draft dodgers.  Click To Search About This In Google

1977  John Vincent, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1978  Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  On this day in history neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  On January - 21 price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce  Click To Search About This In Google

1980  Canada expels three diplomats from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa for spying; caught buying secret information from an American citizen in Ottawa on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1980  Gold hits record $850 an ounce on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1980  On January - 21 gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York.  Click To Search About This In Google

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1981  Bernhard Goetz is assaulted for first time on a New York subway train on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1981  On this day in history allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79  Click To Search About This In Google

1983  Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1983  In Regina Saskatchewan Joanne Wilson found murdered in her garage; ex-wife of politician Colin Thatcher, son of ex-Premier Ross Thatcher, who will be found guilty of first-degree murder on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1983  Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1984  US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1984  On January - 21 jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49  Click To Search About This In Google

1985  -19F (-28C), Caesar's Head SC (state record) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1985  On this day in history -34F (-37C), Mt Mitchell NC (state record)  Click To Search About This In Google

1985  On January - 21 bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java  Click To Search About This In Google

1985  Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1985  Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1986  100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38F (3C), Indiana on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1986  Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1986  On January - 21 bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed  Click To Search About This In Google

1987  Archbishop's envoy Terry Waite disappears in Lebanon on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1987  BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1987  Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1988  On this day in history uS accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children  Click To Search About This In Google

1988  On this day in history abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1989  A woman is assaulted & raped in the room of an Oklahoma football player on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1989  On January - 21 in St John's Newfoundland Tory Brian Peckford resigns after 10 years as Newfoundland Premier; replaced by Clyde Wells after election  Click To Search About This In Google

1990  On this day in history bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director  Click To Search About This In Google

1990  Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry said he would seek help but did not publicly concede he had used illegal drugs. He left the next day for a treatment program in Florida on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1337  Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1338  On January - 21 birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  Click To Search About This In Google

1571  On January - 21 birth of john I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)  Click To Search About This In Google

1659  Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect was born on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1721  On this day in history birth of james Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)  Click To Search About This In Google

1735  Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer was born on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1743  John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1746  Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS] was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0304  Death of Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291) on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

0879  Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

0917  Death of Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1118  Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1519  Death of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475) on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1527  Death of Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489) on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1546  Death of Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491) on January - 21.  Click To Search About This In Google

1596  On this day in history john Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66  Click To Search About This In Google

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