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 This day in History - December 21
361 Historic Events for December 21
1958

Lion Feuchtwanger, philosopher/writer (Der falsche Nero), dies at 74

Death
1958

Charles De Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France

Event
1959

Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)

Event
1959

10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")

Event
1959

Citizens of Deerfield Ill block building of interracial housing

Event
1959

Shah of Persia marries Farah Diba

Event
1959

Florence Griffith Joyner, LA Calif, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988)

Birth
1960

Andy Van Slyke, baseball player

Birth
1960

Michael Swain, Elizabeth NJ, judoka (Olympics-bronze-88)

Birth
1960

Roger McDowell, Cincinnati OH, pitcher (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)

Birth
1961

JFK and British PM MacMillan meet in Bermuda

Event
1961

Trevor Bayliss, cricketer (NSW batsman)

Birth
1961

Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Ready Teddy"

Event
1962

US and Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive

Event
1962

Angolin leaves Comecon

Event
1962

Christy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)

Birth
1963

Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies

Death
1964

Keith Taylor, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)

Birth
1964

Ed Jongsma, Dutch pop bassist (Sleeze Beez-Look Like Hell)

Birth
1964

Joey Kocur, Calgary, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)

Birth
1965

Gabrielle Glaser, musician (Luscious Jackson)

Birth
1965

Rodney Thomas, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)

Birth
1965

Sue Thomas, Texarkana TX, LPGA golfer (1991 Orix Hawaiian Ladies-14th)

Birth
1965

Andy Dick, Charleston SC, actor (Matthew-Newsradio)

Birth
1965

Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74

Death