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Historical Events In April - 21

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1967  On April - 21 military coup in Greece  

1967  On April - 21 svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects in NYC  

1967  Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games) on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77  

1968  On April - 21 toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt  

1968  On this day in history norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69  

1969  Record 1,152 starters compete in Boston Marathon on this day in history.  

1970  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 on April - 21.  

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

1971  On this day in history edmund Lowe, actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81  

1972  On April - 21 apollo 17, the last Apollo mission lands on the Moon.  

1972  On this day in history john Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)  

1972  On this day in history 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 April - 21 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 April - 21.  

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

1975  On this day in history bill Rodgers wins his first Boston Marathon in 2:9:55  

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  Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing on this day in history.  

1977  Broadway play "Annie" opens, first of 2,377 performances on April - 21.  

1977  Gummo [Milton] Marx, US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

1980  On this day in history bill Rodgers wins his 3rd Boston Marathon, Rosie Ruiz is disqualified as women's champ as she had not run the entire course  

1981  On April - 21 harry Lee, cricketer (scored 18 & 1 in only Test for England), dies  

1982  On April - 21 joe Sawyer actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80  

1982  On April - 21 m Watt discovers asteroid #2991  

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

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

1983  On April - 21 walter Slezak actor, commits suicide at his NY home at 80  

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

1984  After 37 weeks, "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose" on this day in history.  

1984  Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of arcangelo Crivelli, composer  

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

1619  On April - 21 birth of john A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)  

1651  Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1142  Death of Pierre AbĂ©lard, French writer (b. 1079) on April - 21.  

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

1509  Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1551  Death of Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510) on this day in history.  

1552  Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50 on April - 21.  

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

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