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 This day in History - January 21
387 Historic Events for January 21
1977

Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76

Death
1977

Pres Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders

Event
1977

Italy legalizes abortion

Event
1977

John Vincent, composer, dies at 74

Death
1978

Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks

Event
1979

Superbowl XIII: Pitts Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB

Event
1979

Kelly Gaudet, Miss Florida Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1979

Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)

Event
1979

Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz

Event
1980

Aubrie Rippner, LA Calif, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18)

Birth
1980

Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal

Event
1980

Gold hits record $850 an ounce

Event
1981

Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a NY subway train

Event
1981

"Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 54 performances

Event
1981

Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79

Death
1982

NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak

Event
1982

"Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances

Event
1983

Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht

Event
1983

Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid

Event
1984

US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

Event
1984

Jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49

Death
1985

Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java

Event
1985

Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals

Event
1985

-19øF (-28øC), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)

Event
1985

Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema

Death