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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
1953

Christine Ebersole, Park Forest Ill, actress (SNL, Valerie, Tootsie)

Birth
1953

F Crick and J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule

Event
1953

Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81

Event
1953

"Maggie" closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances

Event
1953

William L Petersen, actor (Return to Lonesome Dove)

Birth
1954

Ivo van Damme, Belgium, 800/1500m dash (Olympic-silver-1976)

Birth
1956

Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 78

Death
1956

Woody Brown, Dayton Ohio, actor (Cliff-Facts of Life)

Birth
1957

Dodgers (Ft Worth) and Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises

Event
1958

"Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances

Event
1958

Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Princeton NJ, country vocalist (This Shirt)

Birth
1958

Jake Steinfeld, exercise expert (Body by Jake)

Birth
1958

Jack Coleman, Easton Pa, actor (Steven Carrington-Dynasty)

Birth
1958

Alan Trammell, Garden Grove CA, infielder (Detroit Tigers)

Birth
1958

Egypt-Syria as UAR elect Nasser president (99.9% vote)

Event
1960

Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open

Event
1961

Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)

Birth
1961

Ranking Roger, rock vocalist (English Beat-Drowning)

Birth
1961

Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zurich

Event
1961

Gabon adopts constitution

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1961

Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry Test reaches 172 km

Event
1961

Blaise Cendrars, [Fr‚d‚ric Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73

Death
1961

Christopher Atkins, Rye NY, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon)

Birth
1962

Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen Neth

Event
1963

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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