Historical Events Happened In January - 21
Sunday, 30 August 2015
1977 On January - 21 president Carter pardoned American Vietnam War-era draft evaders and ordered a case-by-case study of deserters.
1977 On this day in history president Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
1977 On this day in history u.S. Presient Jimmy Carter provides a presidential pardon to most Vietnam War draft dodgers.
1977 John Vincent, composer, dies at 74 on January - 21.
1978 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks on this day in history.
1979 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer) on this day in history.
1979 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce on this day in history.
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.
1980 On January - 21 gold hits record $850 an ounce
1980 On this day in history gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York.
1981 On this day in history bernhard Goetz is assaulted for first time on a New York subway train
1981 Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1983 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht on January - 21.
1983 On this day in history 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
1983 On January - 21 reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid
1984 On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1984 On January - 21 jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
1985 -19ºF (-28ºC), Caesar's Head SC (state record) on January - 21.
1985 On this day in history -34ºF (-37ºC), Mt Mitchell NC (state record)
1985 On January - 21 bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
1985 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals on January - 21.
1985 On this day in history barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
1986 On this day in history 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38ºF (3ºC), Indiana
1986 On this day in history allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
1986 On this day in history bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
1987 On January - 21 archbishop's envoy Terry Waite disappears in Lebanon
1987 On January - 21 bB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi
1987 Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83 on January - 21.
1988 On January - 21 uS accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
1988 On this day in history abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
1989 On this day in history a woman is assaulted & raped in the room of an Oklahoma football player
1989 On this day in history in St John's Newfoundland Tory Brian Peckford resigns after 10 years as Newfoundland Premier; replaced by Clyde Wells after election
1990 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director on January - 21.
1990 On this day in history 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.