Historical Events In January - 21
Friday, 14 August 2020
1977 On this day in history president Carter pardoned American Vietnam War-era draft evaders and ordered a case-by-case study of deserters.
1977 President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders on January - 21.
1977 On this day in history u.S. Presient Jimmy Carter provides a presidential pardon to most Vietnam War draft dodgers.
1977 John Vincent, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1978 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks on this day in history.
1979 On January - 21 neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
1979 On January - 21 price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce
1980 On January - 21 canada expels three diplomats from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa for spying; caught buying secret information from an American citizen in Ottawa.
1980 On this day in history gold hits record $850 an ounce
1980 On this day in history gold reaches intra-day historic high price of $870 in New York.
1981 Bernhard Goetz is assaulted for first time on a New York subway train on January - 21.
1981 Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79 on January - 21.
1983 On this day in history bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
1983 In Regina Saskatchewan Joanne Wilson found murdered in her garage; ex-wife of politician Colin Thatcher, son of ex-Premier Ross Thatcher, who will be found guilty of first-degree murder on this day in history.
1983 Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid on this day in history.
1984 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton on this day in history.
1984 Jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49 on January - 21.
1985 On this day in history -19ºF (-28ºC), Caesar's Head SC (state record)
1985 -34ºF (-37ºC), Mt Mitchell NC (state record) on this day in history.
1985 On January - 21 bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
1985 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals on this day in history.
1985 Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema on this day in history.
1986 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38ºF (3ºC), Indiana on January - 21.
1986 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA on January - 21.
1986 Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed on January - 21.
1987 On this day in history archbishop's envoy Terry Waite disappears in Lebanon
1987 BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to University of Mississippi on January - 21.
1987 On January - 21 pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
1988 On January - 21 uS accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
1988 Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history a woman is assaulted & raped in the room of an Oklahoma football player
1989 On January - 21 in St John's Newfoundland Tory Brian Peckford resigns after 10 years as Newfoundland Premier; replaced by Clyde Wells after election
1990 On January - 21 bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director
1990 Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry said he would seek help but did not publicly concede he had used illegal drugs. He left the next day for a treatment program in Florida on January - 21.