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 This day in History - October 21
376 Historic Events for October 21
1968

Francois Gravel, hockey goaltender (Team France 1998)

Birth
1969

Jack Kerouac, US writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

Death
1969

Leonard Gersh' "Butterflies are Free," premieres in NYC

Event
1969

John McMullen, Santa Rosa Calif, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA-15th)

Birth
1969

Mo Lewis, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)

Birth
1969

Tracy Yarbrough, Miss Idaho USA (1996)

Birth
1969

Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

Event
1969

Willy Burns elected chancellor of West Germany

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1969

Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali

Event
1970

Marc Wilkins, Mansfield OH, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)

Birth
1970

John T Scopes, US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70

Death
1970

777 Unification church couples wed in Korea

Event
1970

Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh

Event
1970

Lance Teichelmann, WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire)

Birth
1970

Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways

Event
1971

Astrella Leitch, Celeste rocker, Donovan's daughter

Birth
1971

Shane Hannah, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1971

Rebecca Lynn Gray, Indianapolis Indiana, Miss America-Indiana (1996)

Birth
1971

Jade Jagger, Paris France, daughter of Mick and Bianca Jagger

Birth
1971

Damien Martyn, cricketer (WA and Australian middle-order batsman)

Birth
1971

Ren‚ Ponk, soccer player (FC Utrecht)

Birth
1971

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

Event
1971

Raymond Hatton, actor (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 84

Death
1971

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1971

Etienne Gailly, Belgian marathoner (Oly-bronze-48), dies at 48

Death