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 This day in History - June 21
400 Historic Events for June 21
1951

Nils Lofgren, Chicago, guitarist/singer/songwriter (East Street Band)

Birth
1951

"17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

Event
1951

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones

Event
1952

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

Event
1953

Charlie Moore Jr, baseball player

Birth
1953

Benazir Bhutto, 1st female leader of a Moslem nation (Pakistan)

Birth
1953

Robyn Douglass, Sendai Japan, actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy)

Birth
1954

John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0)

Event
1954

Jeremy Coney, cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters)

Birth
1954

Anne Kirkbridge, actress (Deidre-Coronation Street)

Birth
1954

Robert Pastorelli, Bkln NY, actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown)

Birth
1955

Leigh J McCloskey, LA Calif, actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp)

Birth
1955

David Marshall Grant, Westport CT, actor (Legs, French Postcards)

Birth
1956

Rick Sutcliffe, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)

Birth
1956

Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1956

Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters

Event
1956

German DR frees almost 19,000 prisoners

Event
1956

Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere

Event
1957

Mark Brzezicki, rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland)

Birth
1957

Don McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68

Death
1957

Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)

Birth
1957

Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85

Death
1958

French franc devalues

Event
1958

Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)

Birth
1959

Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)

Birth