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 This day in History - April 21
379 Historic Events for April 21
1952

BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)

Event
1952

[Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62

Death
1952

Leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61

Death
1953

Edward Ray Fiori, Lynwood CA, PGA golfer (1979 Southern Open)

Birth
1954

Dale Eggeling, Statesboro GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile Classic)

Birth
1954

USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam

Event
1954

Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR

Event
1955

J Lawrence and R E Lee's "Inherit the Wind," premieres in NYC

Event
1955

Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die

Event
1955

Bkln Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season

Event
1956

Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1

Event
1956

Rick DeMont, US, 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)

Birth
1957

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum

Event
1957

Jesse Orosco, Santa Barbara CA, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers)

Birth
1957

Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

Event
1958

Andie MacDowell, [Rosali Anderson], SC, actress (Green Card) [or 2/12]

Birth
1958

Kyle Stevens, LPGA golfer

Birth
1959

1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod

Event
1959

Robert Smith, Sussex, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)

Birth
1959

Alf Dean using a rod and reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark

Event
1960

Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1984)

Birth
1960

Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil

Event
1961

Dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO

Event
1961

James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57

Death
1961

USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m

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