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 This day in History - March 21
378 Historic Events for March 21
1941

Dirk D Frimout, Belgium, cosmonaut

Birth
1941

Robert Liefmann, German economist (Kartelle und Trusts), dies at 67

Death
1941

Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1941

Malcolm Francke, cricketer (leg-spinner, Ceylon 1956 to Qld 1984)

Birth
1942

Fran‡oise Dorl‚ac, Paris France, actress (That Man From Rio)

Birth
1942

Captain Mor vec, Czech resistance fighter, commit suicide

Death
1942

Heavy German assault on Malta

Event
1942

Convoy QP9 departs Great Britain to Murmansk

Event
1943

Vivian Stanshall, songwriter/comic

Birth
1943

Antal Dunai, Hungary, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1968)

Birth
1943

Assassination attempt on Hitler fails

Event
1943

British 8th army opens assault on Mareth line, Tunisia

Event
1944

Marie-Christine Barrault, Paris France, actress (Stardust Memories)

Birth
1944

Jamary Oliveira, composer

Birth
1944

Henrik Colding-Jorgensen, composer

Birth
1944

Charles Edward Greene, Pine Bluff Ark, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold-1968)

Birth
1944

Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy

Event
1945

1st Japanese flying bombs (ochas) attack Okinawa

Event
1945

Rosemary Stone, vocalist/pianist (Sly and Family Stone-Everyday People)

Birth
1945

Vernon Guy, US gospel singer (Cool Sounds, Sharpees)

Birth
1945

J Woortman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen at 39

Death
1945

During WW II Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany

Event
1945

Dutch Resistance fighter Hannie Schaft arrested by Nazi police

Event
1946

Timothy Dalton, North Wales, actor (James Bond-Living Daylights)

Birth
1946

Ray Dorset, rocker (Cold Blue Excursion)

Birth