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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 03 July 2020

1931  On this day in history gregg Smith, composer  

1932  On this day in history wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons  

1932  Melvin Van Peebles, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sophisticated Gent) on August - 21.  

1932  On August - 21 frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80  

1933  On this day in history ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game  

1933  Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave) on August - 21.  

1934  Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist on August - 21.  

1935  Ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64) on this day in history.  

1935  Josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76 on August - 21.  

1936  Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him on August - 21.  

1936  On August - 21 mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)  

1938  The birth of Kenny Rogers, American singer/songwriter on August - 21.  

1938  Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public & High School on August - 21.  

1940  Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson at 62 on August - 21.  

1942  Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus on August - 21.  

1942  On August - 21 kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies  

1943  Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86  

1944  Dumbarton Oaks conference opens in Washington, DC; establishes UN on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history hMCS Alberni lost  

1944  Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program  

1947  On this day in history 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win  

1947  Ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies on August - 21.  

1948  On August - 21 indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson  

1949  Phila fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75  

1951  (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45 on August - 21.  

1952  Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies on this day in history.  

1953  Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m on August - 21.  

1953  On this day in history baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation  

1956  On August - 21 wTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting  

1957  On this day in history 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)  

1958  Hawaii becomes the 50th state of the United States of America on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1165  On August - 21 birth of philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)  

1535  Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619) was born on August - 21.  

1567  On this day in history birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

1597  On August - 21 birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  

1642  On this day in history birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

1643  Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) was born on this day in history.  

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building was born on August - 21.  

1665  Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729) was born on August - 21.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  On August - 21 boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  

1157  On August - 21 death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on August - 21.  

1245  Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on August - 21.  

1271  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on August - 21.  

1516  On August - 21 john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78  

1581  On August - 21 death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  

1614  On August - 21 death of elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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