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 This day in History - January 21
387 Historic Events for January 21
1939

US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee

Event
1939

Wolfman Jack, [Bob Smith], Bkln NY, DJ (Midnight Special)

Birth
1940

Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)

Birth
1940

Marquis of Tavistock, English large landowner/multi-millionaire

Birth
1940

Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship

Event
1941

Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)

Birth
1941

1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX

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1941

Australia and Britain attack Tobruk Libya

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1941

British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned

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1941

Placido Domingo, Madrid Spain, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly)

Birth
1941

1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria

Event
1941

Richie Havens, Bkln, folk singer (Here Comes the Sun)

Birth
1942

Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"

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1942

Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain

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1942

Tito's partisans occupy Foca

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1942

Mac Davis, Lubbock Tx, singer/actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40)

Birth
1942

Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal

Event
1942

Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72

Death
1943

Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk

Event
1943

Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad

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1943

Vice-admiral Cunningham appointed Brit adm of fleet

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1943

Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61

Death
1944

447 German bombers attack London

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1944

649 British bombers attack Magdeburg

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1944

Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, German major/pilot, shot down

Death