Historical Events In February - 21
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1958 Egypt-Syria as UAR elect Nasser President (99.9% vote) on February - 21.
1960 On this day in history cuban leader Fidel Castro nationalizes all businesses in Cuba
1960 On this day in history fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
1961 Friedrich Dürrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zürich on this day in history.
1961 Gabon adopts constitution on this day in history.
1961 Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km on February - 21.
1961 Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1962 On February - 21 minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen Netherlands
1963 On February - 21 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 On this day in history uK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US
1965 Civil rights activist Malcolm X is assassinated at age 39 by Black Muslims in New York City on February - 21.
1965 Malcolm X, [Little], black Moslem leader, assassinated in NYC at 39 on February - 21.
1966 Indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution on February - 21.
1968 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West-Berlin on this day in history.
1968 On February - 21 baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
1968 Anthony Asquith, British director (Court Martial), dies at 65 on February - 21.
1969 First launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes) on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Washington Senators
1969 Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies on this day in history.
1970 On February - 21 jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
1970 On February - 21 pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang & Muong Suy
1971 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic on February - 21.
1971 On February - 21 series of tornadoes cuts through Mississippi & Louisiana killing 117
1971 On this day in history adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79
1972 Michael Weller's "Moonchildren," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.
1972 On February - 21 richard Nixon becomes first US President to visit China
1972 On February - 21 uS President Richard Nixon goes to China, to help improve relations
1973 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out on February - 21.
1973 Israeli jet fighters shoot down a Libyan Airlines passenger plane over the Sinai Desert, killing more than 100 people on this day in history.
1974 Israeli forces leave western Suez on February - 21.
1974 On this day in history silver hits record $5.96˝ an ounce in London
1974 Yugoslavia adopts constitution on February - 21.
1975 On this day in history former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell and White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman receive prison terms for their roles in the Watergate cover-up.
1975 John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album on February - 21.