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Historical Events In April - 21

Monday, 18 January 2021

1967  On April - 21 military coup in Greece  

1967  On this day in history svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects in NYC  

1967  On this day in history dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)  

1967  On April - 21 andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77  

1968  Toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt on April - 21.  

1968  On April - 21 norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69  

1969  On April - 21 record 1,152 starters compete in Boston Marathon  

1970  On this day in history canadian Pacific unveils Canada's first double-deck passenger train comprising nine air-conditioned cars built by Canadian Vickers Limited at a cost of $2.8 million. The cars went into operation April 27 on the Montreal Lakeshore suburban service.  

1971  Edmund Lowe actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1971  On April - 21 edmund Lowe, actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81  

1972  Apollo 17, the last Apollo mission lands on the Moon on this day in history.  

1972  John Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16) on this day in history.  

1972  On April - 21 moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by CAPT John W. Young, USN Commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. LCDR Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN was the Command Module Pilot. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, 213 lbs. of lunar material was collected. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)  

1972  On this day in history orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched  

1973  Ursula Jeans, actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1975  Bill Rodgers wins his first Boston Marathon in 2 9 55 on April - 21.  

1975  Last South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years on this day in history.  

1975  On April - 21 jack Allan Westrup, composer, dies at 70  

1975  Bill Rodgers wins his first Boston Marathon in 2:9:55 on April - 21.  

1976  A Cadillac convertible, the"last" American-made rag-top automobile, rolled off the assembly line at GM’s Cadillac production facility in Detroit, MI. This ended a tradition that began in 1916 on this day in history.  

1976  On April - 21 swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing  

1977  Broadway play "Annie" opens, first of 2,377 performances on this day in history.  

1977  On April - 21 gummo [Milton] Marx, US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 84  

1978  Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

1980  Bill Rodgers wins his 3rd Boston Marathon, Rosie Ruiz is disqualified as women's champ as she had not run the entire course on April - 21.  

1981  Harry Lee, cricketer (scored 18 & 1 in only Test for England), dies on this day in history.  

1982  Joe Sawyer actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1982  On April - 21 m Watt discovers asteroid #2991  

1982  Joe Sawyer, actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1983  Soyuz T-8 is launched [04-20?] on April - 21.  

1983  On this day in history walter Slezak actor, commits suicide at his NY home at 80  

1984  On this day in history "Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to « hour  

1984  On this day in history after 37 weeks, "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"  

1984  On April - 21 franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph  

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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  On April - 21 birth of arcangelo Crivelli, composer  

1555  On April - 21 birth of ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)  

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

1651  On April - 21 birth of blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)  

1652  On this day in history birth of michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)  

1671  On this day in history birth of john Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)  

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 April - 21.  

1109  On April - 21 anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies  

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

1329  Death of Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282) on April - 21.  

1509  On this day in history 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 April - 21.  

1557  On this day in history death of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)  

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