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 This day in History - October 21
376 Historic Events for October 21
1976

Jeremy Miller, West Covina Calif, actor (Ben-Growing Pains)

Birth
1976

American Saul Bellow wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Event
1976

55th weaapon accord signed

Event
1977

Ronnie Van Zant, singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd Band), killed in plane crash

Death
1977

Ferit Tuzun, composer, dies at 48

Death
1977

Christie Lee Woods, Texas, Miss Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1977

Stevie Gaines, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd Band), killed in plane crash

Death
1977

US recalls William Bowdler, ambassador to South Africa

Event
1978

Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83

Death
1979

Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions

Event
1979

Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns

Event
1979

Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)

Event
1979

9th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33

Event
1979

10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42

Event
1980

Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history

Event
1980

Michael Gorbatsjov elected member of Politburo

Event
1980

1st (and only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)

Event
1980

"Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances

Event
1983

Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop (Haarlem), dies

Death
1983

Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops

Event
1984

Fran‡ois Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52

Death
1984

Dalibor Cyril Vackar, composer, dies at 78

Death
1984

Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05

Event
1984

Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ

Event
1984

Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal

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