Historical Events In February - 21
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1976 On February - 21 "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances
1976 On February - 21 cardinal Willebrands installed as archbishop of Utrecht
1976 On this day in history florence Ballard, member of Diana Ross and the Supremes, dies in Detroit at age 32.
1976 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32 on February - 21.
1977 On this day in history 74 Unification Church couples wed in New York NY
1979 2 Iowa girls High School basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters; the game was won 4-2 in the 4th overtime period on February - 21.
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 this day in history.
1980 On February - 21 eric Heiden skates Olympics record 1500 meter in 1 55.44
1980 On this day in history hanni Wenzel is first Liechtensteiner to win Olympics gold (giant slalom)
1980 Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78 on February - 21.
1981 "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
1981 NASA launches Comstar D-4 on February - 21.
1982 On February - 21 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 performances
1982 On this day in history "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances
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 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak on February - 21.
1984 On this day in history michail A Sholochov, Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies
1985 On this day in history evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skating race
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 this day in history.
1985 On February - 21 eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47
1986 AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School on this day in history.
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 Syrian army marches into Beirut on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history actor Dudley Moore marries actress Brogan Lane
1988 Gustafson skates world record 10 km (13 48.20) on this day in history.
1988 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart confesses his sins to his congregation on this day in history.
1988 Gustafson skates world record 10 km (13:48.20) on February - 21.
1989 On February - 21 pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling
1989 US bust Chinese heroin ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1 billion street value) on February - 21.