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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
1981

Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)

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1981

Charles Rocket clearly says "fuck" on Saturday Night Live

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1981

"Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured

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1982

Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic

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1982

"Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances

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1982

"Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 perfs

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1983

NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak

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1983

Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 m 7.1 s

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1984

Michail A Sholochov, Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies

Death
1985

Louis Hayward, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75

Death
1985

Ina Claire, actress/comedienne (3 Bdwy Girls), dies of stroke at 89

Death
1985

Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47

Death
1985

Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator

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1985

Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)

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1985

Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race

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1986

Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 and suspended for 10 weeks

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1986

AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School

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1986

Amedeo, Belgium, son of princess Astrid/arch duke Lorenz

Birth
1987

Syrian army marches into Beirut

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1987

Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

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1988

Actor Dudley Moore marries actress Brogan Lane

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1988

Gustafson skates world record 10km (13:48.20)

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1988

Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation

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1989

Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling

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1989

US bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1B st value)

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