Historical Events In August - 21
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
1931 Gregg Smith, composer on this day in history.
1932 Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons on August - 21.
1932 Melvin Van Peebles, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sophisticated Gent) on August - 21.
1932 On this day in history frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80
1933 On August - 21 ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game
1933 On August - 21 janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)
1934 On this day in history paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist
1935 Ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64) on August - 21.
1935 On this day in history 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 this day in history mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)
1938 On this day in history the birth of Kenny Rogers, American singer/songwriter
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 On this day in history alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus
1942 Kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies on August - 21.
1943 On August - 21 gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington
1943 On August - 21 henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
1944 On August - 21 dumbarton Oaks conference opens in Washington, DC; establishes UN
1944 On August - 21 hMCS Alberni lost
1944 On this day in history germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
1945 Pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program on August - 21.
1947 On this day in history 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win
1947 On this day in history ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies
1948 On this day in history indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
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 (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45 on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies
1953 On August - 21 marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m
1953 On August - 21 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 WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1957 On August - 21 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)
1958 On this day in history hawaii becomes the 50th state of the United States of America