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Historical Events Happened In January - 21

Thursday, 05 March 2015

1977  President Carter pardoned American Vietnam War-era draft evaders and ordered a case-by-case study of deserters on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history president Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders  

1977  On January - 21 u.S. Presient Jimmy Carter provides a presidential pardon to most Vietnam War draft dodgers.  

1977  On this day in history john Vincent, composer, dies at 74  

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  On January - 21 price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce  

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  Gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York on this day in history.  

1981  Bernhard Goetz is assaulted for first time on a New York subway train on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79  

1983  On January - 21 bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht  

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  Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid on January - 21.  

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  On this day in history -19F (-28C), Caesar's Head SC (state record)  

1985  -34F (-37C), Mt Mitchell NC (state record) on this day in history.  

1985  Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java on January - 21.  

1985  Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals on January - 21.  

1985  On January - 21 barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema  

1986  100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38F (3C), Indiana on January - 21.  

1986  Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA on January - 21.  

1986  Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed on January - 21.  

1987  Archbishop's envoy Terry Waite disappears in Lebanon on January - 21.  

1987  BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi on January - 21.  

1987  On this day in history pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83  

1988  On this day in history uS accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children  

1988  Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies on January - 21.  

1989  On this day in history a woman is assaulted & raped in the room of an Oklahoma football player  

1989  In St John's Newfoundland Tory Brian Peckford resigns after 10 years as Newfoundland Premier; replaced by Clyde Wells after election on January - 21.  

1990  On January - 21 bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1337  On January - 21 birth of charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)  

1338  On January - 21 birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

1571  John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam) was born on this day in history.  

1659  On January - 21 birth of adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

1721  James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794) was born on January - 21.  

1735  On January - 21 birth of johann Gottfried Eckard, composer  

1743  John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton) was born on January - 21.  

1746  On this day in history birth of johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]  

Famous Deaths In January - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0304  On January - 21 death of saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291)  

0879  On January - 21 boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies  

0917  Death of Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880) on this day in history.  

1118  Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies on this day in history.  

1519  Death of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475) on this day in history.  

1527  Death of Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489) on this day in history.  

1546  Death of Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491) on January - 21.  

1596  John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66 on this day in history.