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 This day in History - January 21
387 Historic Events for January 21
1953

Fausto Bara, Mexico, actor (Gaucho-Renegades)

Birth
1954

1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)

Event
1954

Billy Jenkins, dies at 69

Death
1955

Robby Benson, Dallas Tx, actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen)

Birth
1955

Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59

Death
1955

Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)

Birth
1956

"Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 perfs

Event
1956

William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker

Event
1956

Bob Brill, NYC, drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)

Birth
1957

Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)

Birth
1957

Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87

Death
1957

Shaukat Dukanwala, cricketer (Baroda off-spinner, UAE World Cup 1996)

Birth
1957

KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1957

Geena [Virginia] Davis, Wareham Mass, actress (Beetlejuice, Fly)

Birth
1958

KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1958

Miguel Alejandro, NYC, actor (Popi)

Birth
1958

Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)

Event
1959

Lamar Stringfield, composer, dies at 61

Death
1959

Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77

Death
1960

Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook S Afr, 417 die of methane poisoning

Event
1960

Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km

Event
1961

John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday

Death
1961

Blaise Cendrars, Swiss/French poet (J'ai tu‚), dies at 73

Death
1961

"Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances

Event
1961

Gabrielle Carteris, Phoenix Az, actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210)

Birth