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Historical Events In April - 21

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

1946  On this day in history robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for S Afr in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies  

1948  1st Polaroid camera was sold in US on this day in history.  

1948  On April - 21 carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer, dies at 66  

1951  Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

1951  5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3 on April - 21.  

1952  BOAC begins first passenger service with jets (London-Rome route) on April - 21.  

1952  On this day in history bOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)  

1952  On this day in history leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61  

1954  Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR on April - 21.  

1954  On this day in history uSAF flies French battalion to Vietnam  

1955  On April - 21 bkln Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season  

1956  On April - 21 elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1  

1957  On this day in history marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open  

1959  On this day in history alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark  

1959  On this day in history 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod  

1960  On April - 21 brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil  

1960  On April - 21 brasilia becomes capital of Brazil  

1961  On this day in history french army revolts in Algeria  

1961  On April - 21 james Melton opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57  

1961  USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m on April - 21.  

1961  Dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO on April - 21.  

1961  On April - 21 james Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57  

1962  On April - 21 century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington (think Space Needle)  

1962  On April - 21 frederick Handley Page designer of first big airplane (40 seats), dies  

1962  Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington on this day in history.  

1962  Frederick Handley Page, designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats), dies on this day in history.  

1963  Beatles meet Rolling Stones for first time on this day in history.  

1963  The Beatles and The Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England on this day in history.  

1963  Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time on April - 21.  

1964  Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5 on April - 21.  

1965  On April - 21 new York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season  

1965  On this day in history edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72  

1966  On April - 21 emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica  

1967  On this day in history dodgers first rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1488  Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot was born on this day in history.  

1546  Arcangelo Crivelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1555  Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619) was born on April - 21.  

1619  John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony) was born on April - 21.  

1651  Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711) was born on April - 21.  

1652  On April - 21 birth of michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)  

1671  John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729) was born on this day in history.  

1672  Johann Philipp Kafer, composer was born on April - 21.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1073  Alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies on April - 21.  

1109  Anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies on this day in history.  

1142  Death of Pierre AbĂ©lard, French writer (b. 1079) on this day in history.  

1329  On this day in history death of frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)  

1509  On April - 21 henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52  

1551  Death of Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510) on April - 21.  

1552  Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1557  Death of Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495) on this day in history.  

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