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Historical Events For January - 21

Tuesday, 25 April 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.  

1977  President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history u.S. Presient Jimmy Carter provides a presidential pardon to most Vietnam War draft dodgers.  

1977  On January - 21 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 January - 21.  

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 this day in history gold hits record $850 an ounce  

1980  On this day in history gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York.  

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

1981  Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79 on January - 21.  

1983  Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht on this day in history.  

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.  

1983  Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid on January - 21.  

1984  US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton on this day in history.  

1984  On January - 21 jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49  

1985  -19F (-28C), Caesar's Head SC (state record) on January - 21.  

1985  On this day in history -34F (-37C), 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 January - 21 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38F (3C), Indiana  

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

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  BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi on this day in history.  

1987  Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83 on January - 21.  

1988  US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children on this day in history.  

1988  On January - 21 abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies  

1989  A woman is assaulted & raped in the room of an Oklahoma football player on January - 21.  

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  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.  

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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.  

1338  King Charles V of France (d. 1380) was born on January - 21.  

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

1659  Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect was born on this day in history.  

1721  On January - 21 birth of james Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)  

1735  Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer was born on January - 21.  

1743  John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton) was born on this day in history.  

1746  Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS] was born on January - 21.  

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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.  

0879  Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies on January - 21.  

0917  Death of Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880) on January - 21.  

1118  Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies on January - 21.  

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 January - 21.  

1546  On this day in history death of azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)  

1596  John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66 on January - 21.  

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