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 This day in History - June 21
400 Historic Events for June 21
1940

Joe Flaherty, Pitts Pa, comedian (SCTV, Blue Monday)

Birth
1940

Mariette Hartley, NYC, actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned)

Birth
1940

Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies

Death
1940

Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40

Death
1941

After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns

Event
1941

Pia J Barendrecht, Indonesian/Dutch actress (Pinokkio)

Birth
1941

2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria

Event
1942

President Roosevelt/premier Churchill arrives in Washington, DC

Event
1942

Jacqueline Kennedy's mother marries Hugh Auchincloss

Event
1942

129øF (54øC), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)

Event
1942

Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m)

Event
1942

Marg Margolies-Mezvinsky, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

Birth
1942

William Bradford Reynolds, Conn, US asst attorney general

Birth
1942

Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa

Event
1943

Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead

Event
1944

Jon Hiseman, rocker

Birth
1944

Corinna Tsopel, Athens, actress (Man Called Horse)/Miss Universe (64)

Birth
1944

Miguel Danus, Vicens rocker

Birth
1944

Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

Birth
1944

Jan Bonekamp, Dutch resistance fighter/friend of Hannie Schaft, dies

Death
1944

Very heavy bombing on Berlin

Event
1944

Frans Luitjes, Dutch athlete

Birth
1945

Chris Britton, England, rock guitarist (Troggs-Wild Thing)

Birth
1945

US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II

Event
1945

Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53

Death