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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
1938

Albert Huybrechts, composer, dies at 39

Death
1938

Beryl F Anthony Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1979- )

Birth
1938

George Ellery Hale, astronomer, dies

Death
1939

Richard Beymer, Avoca IA, actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank)

Birth
1939

Ron Nagle, rock producer (Riding with the King)

Birth
1939

Belgian govt of Pierlot forms

Event
1940

Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)

Birth
1940

John Lewis, (Rep-D-Georgia)

Birth
1941

US Senate accepts Omar Bradley's demotion to brig-general

Event
1941

Charlie Shelburne, English earl/large landowner

Birth
1942

Margarethe Von Trotta, Berlin Germany, actress/director (Marianne)

Birth
1942

US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn

Event
1942

US male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht

Event
1943

Roberto Faenza, director (Cop Killers, Corrupt)

Birth
1943

German offensive at Western Dorsalgebergte Tunisia

Event
1943

Dutch RC bishops protest against persecution of Jews

Event
1943

David Geffin, Brooklyn NY, record producer (Geffin, Asylum)

Birth
1943

Duncan Swift, jazz pianist

Birth
1944

Kitty Winn, Wash DC, actress (Beacon Hill)

Birth
1944

"War As It Happens" news show premieres on NBC TV (NYC only)

Event
1944

Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)

Birth
1945

Paul Newton, rock bassist

Birth
1945

Sudhir Naik, cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974)

Birth
1945

Archbishop De Jong calls for help with war casualties

Event
1945

Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (Olympic-gold 1924), dies at 43

Death