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Historical Events In April - 21

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

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

1948  Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer, dies at 66 on April - 21.  

1951  On April - 21 toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup  

1951  5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3 on this day in history.  

1952  On April - 21 bOAC begins first passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)  

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

1952  Leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61 on April - 21.  

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

1954  USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam on April - 21.  

1955  On this day in history bkln Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season  

1956  Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1 on this day in history.  

1957  Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open on April - 21.  

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 this day in history brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil  

1960  Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil on this day in history.  

1961  On April - 21 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 this day in history.  

1961  James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington (think Space Needle)  

1962  Frederick Handley Page designer of first big airplane (40 seats), dies on April - 21.  

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

1963  On this day in history beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time  

1964  On April - 21 pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5  

1965  New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season on April - 21.  

1965  On April - 21 edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72  

1966  Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica on this day in history.  

1967  On April - 21 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 April - 21.  

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

1555  Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history birth of john A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)  

1651  On this day in history birth of blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)  

1652  Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719) was born on this day in history.  

1671  John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729) was born on April - 21.  

1672  Johann Philipp Kafer, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1109  Anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies on April - 21.  

1142  On April - 21 death of pierre AbĂ©lard, French writer (b. 1079)  

1329  Death of Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282) on this day in history.  

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

1551  On this day in history death of oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)  

1552  On April - 21 peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50  

1557  On April - 21 death of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)  

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