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Historical Events In August - 21

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

1931  Gregg Smith, composer on this day in history.  

1932  On August - 21 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 this day in history.  

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

1933  Ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game on August - 21.  

1933  On this day in history janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)  

1934  Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist on this day in history.  

1935  On August - 21 ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64)  

1935  Josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1936  Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band) on this day in history.  

1938  The birth of Kenny Rogers, American singer/songwriter on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public & High School  

1940  On this day in history leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson at 62  

1942  On this day in history alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus  

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

1943  On August - 21 gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington  

1943  Henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86 on August - 21.  

1944  On this day in history dumbarton Oaks conference opens in Washington, DC; establishes UN  

1944  On this day in history hMCS Alberni lost  

1944  On August - 21 germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy  

1945  Pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program on August - 21.  

1947  1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win on August - 21.  

1947  On this day in history ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies  

1948  Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson on August - 21.  

1949  On August - 21 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  

1949  Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75 on August - 21.  

1951  On this day in history (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45  

1952  Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies on August - 21.  

1953  Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 21.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1165  Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) was born on August - 21.  

1535  On this day in history birth of shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)  

1567  On August - 21 birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

1597  Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672) was born on August - 21.  

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer was born on August - 21.  

1643  On August - 21 birth of afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  

1660  On this day in history birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

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  Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on August - 21.  

1157  On this day in history death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on this day in history.  

1245  On August - 21 alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  

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

1516  On this day in history 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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