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  • What happened on October 21
  • October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 21
  • 1096 – People’s Crusade: A Seljuk Turkish army successfully fight off the People’s Army of the West.
  • 1097 – First Crusade: Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, begin theSiege of Antioch.
  • 1209 – Otto IV is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Innocent III.
  • 1392 – Nanboku-chō, Japan: Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu.
  • 1512 – Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.
  • 1520 – Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan.
  • 1520 – João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of “Islands of the 11,000 Virgins”.
  • 1600 – Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats the leaders of rival Japanese clans in the Battle of Sekigahara, which marks the beginning of theTokugawa shogunate.
  • 1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule inColonial America.
  • 1797 – In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS Constitution is launched.
  • 1805 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar: A British fleet led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve.
  • 1824 – Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement.
  • 1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Ball’s Bluff: Union forces under Colonel Edward Baker are defeated by Confederate troops in the second major battle of the war.
  • 1867 – The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma.
  • 1879 – Thomas Edison invents the first commercially practical incandescent light bulb.
  • 1888 – Foundation of the Swiss Social Democratic Party.
  • 1892 – Opening ceremonies for the World’s Columbian Exposition are held in Chicago, though because construction was behind schedule, the exposition did not open until May 1, 1893.
  • 1895 – The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
  • 1910 – HMS Niobe arrives in Halifax Harbour to become the first ship of the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: Kardzhali is liberated by Bulgarian forces.
  • 1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting U.S. President against lynching in the deep South.
  • 1931 – The Sakurakai, a secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army, launches an abortive coup d’état attempt.
  • 1940 – The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
  • 1943 – The Provisional Government of Free India is formally declared by Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • 1944 – World War II: The first kamikaze attack. A Japanese fighter plane carrying a 200-kilogram (440 lb) bomb attacks HMAS Australia off Leyte Island, as theBattle of Leyte Gulf began.
  • 1944 – World War II: Nemmersdorf massacre against the German civilians takes place.
  • 1944 – World War II: Battle of Aachen: The city of Aachen falls to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies.
  • 1945 – Women’s suffrage: Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time.
  • 1950 – Korean War: Heavy fighting begins between British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade and the North Korean 239th Regiment during the Battle of Yongju.
  • 1956 – Mau Mau Uprising: Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is captured by the British Army, signalling the ultimate defeat of the rebellion, and essentially ending the British military campaign.
  • 1959 – In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.
  • 1959 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order transferring Wernher von Braun and other German scientists from the United States Army to NASA.
  • 1965 – Comet Ikeya–Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers (279,617 miles) from the sun.
  • 1966 – Aberfan disaster: A colliery spoil tip collapses on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: More than 100,000 war protesters gather in Washington, D.C.. Similar demonstrations occur simultaneously in Japan and Western Europe.
  • 1969 – A coup d’état in Somalia brings Siad Barre to power and establishes a socialist republic in Somalia.
  • 1971 – A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping center in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1973 – Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
  • 1978 – Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
  • 1979 – Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
  • 1981 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece, ending an almost 50-year-long system of power dominated by conservative forces.
  • 1983 – The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
  • 1986 – In Lebanon, pro-Iran kidnappers claim to have abducted American writer Edward Tracy (he is released in August 1991).
  • 1987 – Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.
  • 1994 – North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea and the United States sign an Agreed Framework that requires North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program and agree to inspections.
  • 1994 – In Seoul, 32 people are killed when the Seongsu Bridge collapses.
  • 2005 – Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 21
  • 1328 – Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
  • 1449 – George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, Irish-English son of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (d. 1478)
  • 1527 – Louis I, Cardinal of Guise (d. 1578)
  • 1581 – Domenichino, Italian painter (d. 1641)
  • 1650 – Jean Bart, French admiral (d. 1702)
  • 1675 – Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)
  • 1687 – Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (d. 1759)
  • 1712 – James Steuart, Scottish economist and author (d. 1780)
  • 1725 – Franz Moritz von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (d. 1801)
  • 1757 – Pierre Augereau, French general (d. 1816)
  • 1762 – Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch general, lawyer, and politician, 36th Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1818)
  • 1772 – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1834)
  • 1775 – Giuseppe Baini, Italian priest, composer, and critic (d. 1844)
  • 1790 – Alphonse de Lamartine, French poet and politician, French Head of State (d. 1869)
  • 1811 – Filippo Colini, Italian operatic baritone (d. 1863)
  • 1821 – Sims Reeves, English tenor and actor (d. 1900)
  • 1833 – Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and engineer, invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize (d. 1896)
  • 1845 – Will Carleton, American poet and journalist (d. 1912)
  • 1847 – Giuseppe Giacosa, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1906)
  • 1851 – George Ulyett, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1898)
  • 1877 – Oswald Avery, Canadian-American physician and microbiologist (d. 1955)
  • 1884 – Claire Waldoff, German singer and actress (d. 1957)
  • 1886 – Eugene Burton Ely, American soldier and pilot (d. 1911)
  • 1887 – Krishna Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (d. 1961)
  • 1894 – Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
  • 1895 – Paavo Johansson, Finnish javelin thrower and decathlete (d. 1983)
  • 1895 – Edna Purviance, American actress (d. 1958)
  • 1898 – Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler and actor (d. 1960)
  • 1907 – Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)
  • 1908 – Niyazi Berkes, Cypriot-English sociologist and academic (d. 1988)
  • 1911 – Mary Blair, American illustrator and animator (d. 1978)
  • 1912 – Don Byas, American saxophonist and educator (d. 1972)
  • 1912 – Alfredo Pián, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1990)
  • 1912 – Georg Solti, Hungarian-English conductor and director (d. 1997)
  • 1914 – Martin Gardner, American mathematician and author (d. 2010)
  • 1917 – Dizzy Gillespie, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1993)
  • 1918 – Milton Himmelfarb, American sociologist and author (d. 2006)
  • 1919 – Jim Wallwork, English-Canadian sergeant and pilot (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Malcolm Arnold, English composer (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Bruce Beeby, Australian-English actor (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Robert Clothier, Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Jim Shumate, American fiddler and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – Liliane Bettencourt, French businesswoman and philanthropist
  • 1923 – Samuel Khachikian, Iranian director, screenwriter, and author (d. 2001)
  • 1924 – Joyce Randolph, American actress
  • 1924 – Julie Wilson, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Celia Cruz, Cuban-American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Virginia Zeani, Romanian soprano and educator
  • 1926 – Bob Rosburg, American golfer (d. 2009)
  • 1926 – Leonard Rossiter, English actor (d. 1984)
  • 1927 – Fritz Wintersteller, Austrian mountaineer
  • 1927 – Howard Zieff, American director and photographer (d. 2009)
  • 1928 – Whitey Ford, American baseball player and coach
  • 1928 – Eudóxia Maria Froehlich, Brazilian zoologist (d. 2015)
  • 1928 – Vern Mikkelsen, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Pierre Bellemare, French radio and television host
  • 1929 – Fritz Hollaus, Austrian footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1929 – Ursula K. Le Guin, American author and critic
  • 1930 – Ivan Silayev, Russian engineer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Russia
  • 1931 – Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (d. 2011)
  • 1931 – Jim Parks junior, English cricketer and manager
  • 1932 – Pál Csernai, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – Maureen Duffy, English author, poet, and playwright
  • 1935 – Derek Bell, Irish harp player, pianist, and songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1937 – Said Afandi al-Chirkawi, Russian spiritual leader and scholar (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Hank Nelson, Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1938 – Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2001)
  • 1940 – Jimmy Beaumont, American doo-wop singer-songwriter
  • 1940 – Geoffrey Boycott, English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1940 – Frances FitzGerald, American journalist and author
  • 1940 – Rhoda Gemignani, American actress
  • 1940 – Manfred Mann, South African-English keyboard player and producer
  • 1940 – Marita Petersen, Faroese educator and politician, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2001)
  • 1941 – Steve Cropper, American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1942 – Elvin Bishop, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1942 – Allan Grice, Australian race car driver and politician
  • 1942 – Lou Lamoriello, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
  • 1942 – Judith Sheindlin, American judge and television host
  • 1942 – Christopher A. Sims, American economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942 – John Stevens, Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, English police officer and academic
  • 1943 – Tariq Ali, Pakistani historian and author
  • 1943 – Ron Elliott, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer
  • 1944 – Mandy Rice-Davies, English model and actress (d. 2014)
  • 1944 – Michael Tugendhat, English lawyer and judge
  • 1945 – Michael White, English journalist
  • 1946 – Jane Heal, English philosopher and academic
  • 1946 – Jim Hill, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1946 – Lux Interior, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1946 – Lee Loughnane, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player
  • 1948 – Shaye J. D. Cohen, American historian and academic
  • 1948 – Allen Henry Vigneron, American archbishop
  • 1949 – Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1971)
  • 1949 – Mike Keenan, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1949 – Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli captain and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1950 – Ronald McNair, American physicist and astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1952 – Trevor Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1952 – Patti Davis, American actress and author
  • 1952 – Allen Hoey, American poet and author
  • 1952 – Brent Mydland, German-American keyboard player (d. 1990)
  • 1953 – Eric Faulkner, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – Keith Green, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and minister (d. 1982)
  • 1953 – Marc Johnson, American bassist, composer, and bandleader
  • 1953 – Peter Mandelson, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • 1954 – Brian Tobin, Canadian journalist and politician, 6th Premier of Newfoundland
  • 1955 – Dick DeVos, American businessman
  • 1955 – Fred Hersch, American pianist and composer
  • 1955 – Rich Mullins, American singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1956 – Carrie Fisher, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1956 – Mike Tully, American pole vaulter
  • 1957 – Julian Cope, English singer-songwriter
  • 1957 – Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1957 – Steve Lukather, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1958 – Andre Geim, Russian-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1959 – George Bell, Dominican baseball player
  • 1959 – Rose McDowall, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1959 – Andy Picheta, English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Kevin Sheedy, Welsh-Irish footballer and manager
  • 1959 – Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor and producer
  • 1962 – David Campese, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1964 – Jon Carin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1965 – Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Horace Hogan, American wrestler
  • 1965 – Hisashi Imai, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Phillip Price, Welsh golfer
  • 1966 – Igor Prins, Estonian footballer and manager
  • 1966 – Arne Sandstø, Norwegian footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Georgi Dakov, Bulgarian high jumper (d. 1996)
  • 1967 – Paul Ince, English footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Gavin Lovegrove, New Zealand javelin thrower and graphic designer
  • 1968 – Alexandros Alexandris, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Kerstin Andreae, German politician
  • 1969 – Michael Hancock, Australian rugby league player
  • 1969 – Mo Lewis, American football player
  • 1970 – Louis Koo, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1971 – Hal Duncan, Scottish author and poet
  • 1971 – Damien Martyn, Australian cricketer
  • 1971 – Nick Oliveri, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1971 – Conor O’Shea, Irish rugby player and coach
  • 1971 – Paul Telfer, Scottish footballer and coach
  • 1971 – Thomas Ulsrud, Norwegian curler
  • 1972 – Matthew Friedberger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Orlando Thomas, American football player (d. 2014)
  • 1972 – Evhen Tsybulenko, Ukrainian scholar and academic
  • 1973 – Lera Auerbach, Russian-American pianist and composer
  • 1973 – Charlie Lowell, American pianist and songwriter
  • 1974 – Costel Busuioc, Romanian tenor
  • 1975 – Toby Hall, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Henrique Hilário, Portuguese footballer
  • 1976 – Henrik Gustavsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1976 – Jeremy Miller, American actor and singer
  • 1976 – Lavinia Miloșovici, Romanian gymnast
  • 1976 – Josh Ritter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Mélanie Turgeon, Canadian skier
  • 1978 – Joey Harrington, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1978 – Henrik Klingenberg, Finnish singer and keyboard player
  • 1979 – Khalil Greene, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Gabe Gross, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Kim Kardashian, American reality television personality, actress, model, businesswoman and socialite
  • 1980 – Brian Pittman, American bass player
  • 1981 – Martin Castrogiovanni, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
  • 1981 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian footballer
  • 1982 – Matt Dallas, American actor
  • 1982 – Jim Henderson, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Antony Kay, English footballer
  • 1982 – Hari Kondabolu, American comedian, actor, and podcaster
  • 1982 – Ray Ventrone, American football player
  • 1982 – Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian badminton player
  • 1982 – James White, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Tim Wildsmith, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1983 – Casey Fien, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Zack Greinke, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Gonzalo Klusener, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 – Andy Marte, Dominican baseball player (d. 2017)
  • 1983 – Chris Sherrington, English-Scottish martial artist
  • 1983 – Shelden Williams, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Anna Bogdanova, Russian heptathlete
  • 1984 – Tom Brandstater, American football player
  • 1984 – Kenny Cooper, American soccer player
  • 1984 – Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, Canadian speed skater
  • 1984 – José Lobatón, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1984 – Marvin Mitchell, American football player
  • 1984 – Kieran Richardson, English footballer
  • 1985 – Simone Bracalello, Italian footballer
  • 1986 – Almen Abdi, Swiss footballer
  • 1986 – Chibuzor Chilaka, Nigerian footballer
  • 1986 – Scott Rendell, English footballer
  • 1987 – Justin De Fratus, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Andrey Grechin, Russian swimmer
  • 1988 – Ricki Olsen, Danish footballer
  • 1988 – Daniel Schorn, Austrian cyclist
  • 1989 – Mads Dahm, Norwegian footballer
  • 1989 – Luke Murphy, English footballer
  • 1989 – Jonathan Viera, Spanish footballer
  • 1989 – Sam Vokes, English-Welsh footballer
  • 1990 – Bengali-Fodé Koita, French footballer
  • 1990 – Mathieu Peybernes, French footballer
  • 1990 – Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player
  • 1991 – Tom Eastman, English footballer
  • 1991 – Geoffry Hairemans, Belgian footballer
  • 1991 – Vadaine Oliver, English footballer
  • 1991 – Harry Pell, English footballer
  • 1992 – Bernard Tomic, German-Australian tennis player
  • 1995 – Cameron Burgess, Scottish-Australian footballer
  • 1995 – Antoinette Guedia Mouafo, Cameroonian swimmer

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 21
  • 1096 – Walter Sans Avoir, a leader of the First Crusade
  • 1125 – Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian priest and historian (b. 1045)
  • 1204 – Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, English politician
  • 1221 – Alix, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1201)
  • 1266 – Birger Jarl, Swedish politician (b. 1210)
  • 1422 – Charles VI of France (b. 1368)
  • 1500 – Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)
  • 1505 – Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician and educator (b. 1460)
  • 1558 – Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician and scholar (b. 1484)
  • 1600 – Shima Sakon, Japanese samurai (b. 1540)
  • 1600 – Toda Katsushige, Japanese daimyo (b. 1557)
  • 1623 – William Wade, English politician and diplomat, Lieutenant of the Tower of London (b. 1546)
  • 1662 – Henry Lawes, English pianist and composer (b. 1595)
  • 1687 – Edmund Waller, English poet and politician (b. 1606)
  • 1765 – Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian painter and architect (b. 1691)
  • 1775 – Peyton Randolph, American lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Continental Congress (b. 1721)
  • 1777 – Samuel Foote, English actor and playwright (b. 1720)
  • 1805 – John Cooke, English captain (b. 1763)
  • 1805 – George Duff, Scottish captain (b. 1764)
  • 1805 – Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, English admiral (b. 1758)
  • 1821 – Dorothea Ackermann, German actress (b. 1752)
  • 1835 – Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (b. 1775)
  • 1872 – Jacques Babinet, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1794)
  • 1873 – Johan Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian author, poet, and critic (b. 1807)
  • 1896 – James Henry Greathead, South African-English engineer (b. 1844)
  • 1903 – Jinmaku Kyūgorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 12th Yokozuna (b. 1829)
  • 1904 – Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and journalist (b. 1877)
  • 1907 – Jules Chevalier, French priest, founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (b. 1824)
  • 1931 – Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian author and playwright (b. 1862)
  • 1938 – Dorothy Hale, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1940 – William G. Conley, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 18th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)
  • 1941 – Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton, Australian biologist (b. 1852)
  • 1944 – Alois Kayser, German-French missionary (b. 1877)
  • 1952 – Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (b. 1871)
  • 1963 – Józef Franczak, Polish sergeant (b. 1918)
  • 1965 – Bill Black, American bass player and bandleader (b. 1926)
  • 1969 – Jack Kerouac, American novelist and poet (b. 1922)
  • 1969 – Wacław Sierpiński, Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1882)
  • 1971 – Minnie Evans, Potawatomi leader (b. 1888)
  • 1973 – Nasif Estéfano, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1932)
  • 1975 – Charles Reidpath, American runner and general (b. 1887)
  • 1977 – Ferit Tüzün, Turkish composer (b. 1929)
  • 1978 – Anastas Mikoyan, Armenian-Russian civil servant and politician (b. 1895)
  • 1980 – Hans Asperger, Austrian physician and psychologist (b. 1906)
  • 1982 – Radka Toneff, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 1983 – Joseph P. Lordi, American government official (b. 1919)
  • 1984 – François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)
  • 1985 – Dan White, American sergeant and politician (b. 1946)
  • 1986 – Lionel Murphy, Australian jurist and politician, 22nd Attorney-General of Australia (b. 1922)
  • 1989 – Jean Image, Hungarian-French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1990 – Dany Chamoun, Lebanese engineer and politician (b. 1934)
  • 1990 – Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1921)
  • 1991 – Lorenc Antoni, Albanian composer, conductor, and musicologist (b. 1909)
  • 1992 – Jim Garrison, American lawyer and judge (b. 1921)
  • 1993 – Sam Zolotow, American journalist and critic (b. 1899)
  • 1995 – Maxene Andrews, American singer (b. 1916)
  • 1995 – Jesús Blasco, Spanish author and illustrator (b. 1919)
  • 1995 – Nancy Graves, American sculptor and painter (b. 1939)
  • 1995 – Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1967)
  • 1996 – Georgios Zoitakis, Greek general and politician (b. 1910)
  • 1998 – Francis W. Sargent, American soldier and politician, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1915)
  • 1999 – Lars Bo, Danish author and illustrator (b. 1924)
  • 1999 – Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish political scientist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2003 – Louise Day Hicks, American politician (b. 1916)
  • 2003 – Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican engineer and politician, 3rd Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1904)
  • 2003 – Elliott Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1969)
  • 2006 – Sandy West, American singer-songwriter and drummer (b. 1959)
  • 2007 – Paul Fox, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
  • 2010 – A. Ayyappan, Indian poet and translator (b. 1949)
  • 2011 – Hikmet Bilâ, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1954)
  • 2011 – Tone Pavček, Slovenian poet and author (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Yash Chopra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Antoni Dobrowolski, Polish educator (b. 1904)
  • 2012 – Jaroslav Kozlík, Czech volleyball player and educator (b. 1907)
  • 2012 – Alf Kumalo, South African photographer and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – George McGovern, American historian, lieutenant, and politician (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Bud Adams, American businessman (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Gianni Ferrio, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Rune T. Kidde, Danish author, poet, and illustrator (b. 1957)
  • 2013 – Colonel Robert Morris, American singer-songwriter and drummer (b. 1954)
  • 2013 – Major R. Owens, American librarian and politician (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Tony Summers, Welsh swimmer (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Oscar Yanes, Venezuelan journalist and author (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Ben Bradlee, American journalist and author (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Nelson Bunker Hunt, American businessman (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, Iranian cleric and politician, Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Gough Whitlam, Australian lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1916)
  • 2015 – France Bučar, Slovenian lawyer and politician (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Marty Ingels, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Norman W. Moore, English conservationist and author (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Sheldon Wolin, American philosopher, theorist, and academic (b. 1922)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 21
  • Apple Day (United Kingdom)
  • Armed Forces Day (Honduras)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Blessed Charles of Austria (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Hilarion
    • John of Bridlington
    • Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena
    • Leticia (one of The Korean Martyrs)
    • Peter Yu Tae-chol
    • Tuda of Lindisfarne
    • Ursula
    • October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Egyptian Naval Day (Egypt)
  • Indian Police Commemoration Day (India)
  • International Day of the Nacho
  • National Nurses’ Day (Thailand)
  • Ndadaye Day (Burundi)
  • Overseas Chinese Day (Republic of China)
  • Trafalgar Day (the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th century)

 

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