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 This day in History - April 21
379 Historic Events for April 21
1945

Russia army arrives at outskirts of Berlin

Event
1945

Ivor Nivello's "Perchance to Dream," premieres in London

Event
1945

He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die

Event
1945

Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory

Event
1946

Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for S Afr in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies

Death
1946

S Venkataraghavan, cricket (Indian off-spinner, Test ump, ICC referee)

Birth
1946

John M Keynes, English economist (How to pay for the war?), dies at 62

Death
1946

SED, Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany

Event
1947

John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)

Birth
1947

Alan Warner, rocker (Foundations)

Birth
1947

Iggy Pop, [James Osterberg], Mich, rocker (Zombie Birdhouse)

Birth
1948

Gary A Condit, (Rep-D-California)

Birth
1948

Claire Denis, Paris France, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat)

Birth
1948

Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer, dies at 66

Death
1948

1st Polaroid camera was sold in US

Event
1948

2nd NBA Championship: Balt Bullets beat Phila Warriors, 4 games to 2

Event
1948

Paul Davis, Meridian Mi, country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)

Birth
1948

Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire

Birth
1949

Patti LuPone, Northport NY, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On)

Birth
1951

Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1

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1951

5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3

Event
1951

Tony Danza, Brooklyn, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss)

Birth
1951

Paul Carrack, Sheffield England, rock vocalist (Squeeze/Ace-How Long)

Birth
1951

Nicoel Barclay, rocker

Birth
1951

Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)

Birth