Historical Events In February - 21
Thursday, 28 September 2023
1976 "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances on this day in history.
1976 On February - 21 cardinal Willebrands installed as archbishop of Utrecht
1976 Florence Ballard, member of Diana Ross and the Supremes, dies in Detroit at age 32 on this day in history.
1976 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32 on February - 21.
1977 On February - 21 74 Unification Church couples wed in New York NY
1979 On February - 21 2 Iowa girls High School basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters; the game was won 4-2 in the 4th overtime period
1979 Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km) on this day in history.
1979 Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies on February - 21.
1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 meter in 1 55.44 on this day in history.
1980 Hanni Wenzel is first Liechtensteiner to win Olympics gold (giant slalom) on February - 21.
1980 Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1981 On February - 21 "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
1981 On this day in history japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
1981 NASA launches Comstar D-4 on this day in history.
1982 On February - 21 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 performances
1982 "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances on this day in history.
1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic on this day in history.
1983 On February - 21 donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 minutes 7.1 seconds
1983 On this day in history nBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
1984 Michail A Sholochov, Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies on February - 21.
1985 Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skating race on this day in history.
1985 On February - 21 largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)
1985 Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator on February - 21.
1985 On this day in history eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47
1986 On February - 21 aIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School
1986 Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks on this day in history.
1987 On February - 21 cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1987 On this day in history syrian army marches into Beirut
1988 Actor Dudley Moore marries actress Brogan Lane on February - 21.
1988 Gustafson skates world record 10 km (13 48.20) on February - 21.
1988 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart confesses his sins to his congregation on February - 21.
1988 On this day in history gustafson skates world record 10 km (13:48.20)
1989 On February - 21 pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling
1989 On this day in history uS bust Chinese heroin ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1 billion street value)