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 This day in History - July 21
368 Historic Events for July 21
1941

Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )

Birth
1941

Himmler orders building of Majdanek concentration camp

Event
1942

8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va

Event
1942

Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter

Birth
1942

Patricia Elliot, Gunnison Co, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live)

Birth
1942

Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)

Birth
1943

David Downing, NYC, actor (Backstairs at the White House)

Birth
1943

Jerry McGee, New Lexingon OH, PGA golfer (1975 Pensacola Open)

Birth
1943

Edward Herrmann, Wash DC, actor (Day of the Dolphin, Reds)

Birth
1943

Charles William Paddock, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1920), dies at 42

Death
1944

Henning von Tresckow, Gen-Maj, "July 20th plotter", commits suicide

Death
1944

General Koiso becomes premier of Japan

Event
1944

Von Kluge warns Hitler of impending collapse of front in Normandy

Event
1944

US forces land on Guam to get rid of Japanese invaders

Event
1944

British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

Event
1944

Tony Scott, director (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder)

Birth
1944

Gerrit van den Bosch, led illegal Dutch CPN party, dies in Dachau

Death
1944

Paul Wellstone, (Sen-D-Minnesota)

Birth
1944

Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian/English writer (Price of Bride)

Birth
1945

Detroit Tigers and Phila A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie

Event
1945

Barry Richards, extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for S Africa)

Birth
1945

Leigh Lawson, Atherston England, actress (Fire and Sword, Charlie Boy)

Birth
1945

Alton Maddox, NY black activist/attorney (Tawana Brawley case)

Birth
1945

Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)

Birth
1946

Barry "Bean" Whitwam, rocker

Birth