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Historical Events In August - 21

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

1931  On August - 21 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 this day in history.  

1932  Frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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

1934  On August - 21 paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist  

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

1935  On August - 21 josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76  

1936  On this day in history red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him  

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

1938  On this day in history the birth of Kenny Rogers, American singer/songwriter  

1938  On August - 21 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  Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus on this day in history.  

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

1943  On this day in history 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  HMCS Alberni lost on August - 21.  

1944  Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy on August - 21.  

1945  On August - 21 pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 21.  

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  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 August - 21.  

1956  WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting on August - 21.  

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

1958  On this day in history hawaii becomes the 50th state of the United States of America  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1567  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint was born on this day in history.  

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

1642  On August - 21 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 this day in history.  

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

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  Death of King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105) on August - 21.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1516  On this day in history john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78  

1581  Death of Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527) on August - 21.  

1614  On this day in history death of elizabeth B├íthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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