Historical Events In April - 21
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1968 Toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt on this day in history.
1968 Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1969 On April - 21 record 1,152 starters compete in Boston Marathon
1970 On April - 21 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 April - 21.
1971 On April - 21 edmund Lowe, actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81
1972 On this day in history apollo 17, the last Apollo mission lands on the Moon.
1972 John Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16) on April - 21.
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 April - 21.
1975 Bill Rodgers wins his first Boston Marathon in 2 9 55 on this day in history.
1975 On April - 21 last South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
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 On this day in history 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.
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 April - 21.
1978 On this day in history sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37
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 On this day in history joe Sawyer actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80
1982 On this day in history 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 On April - 21 soyuz T-8 is launched [04-20?]
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 April - 21 after 37 weeks, "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"
1984 On this day in history franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph