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 This day in History - August 21
328 Historic Events for August 21
1930

Frank Perry, film director

Birth
1930

Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished

Event
1930

Margaret Rose, princess of Engl (Sister of Queen Elizabeth) [or 4/21]

Birth
1931

Gregg Smith, composer

Birth
1931

Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns

Event
1931

Nancy Hadley, LA Calif, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show)

Birth
1932

Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons

Event
1932

Frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80

Death
1932

Melvin Van Peebles, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sophisticated Gent)

Birth
1933

Ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game

Event
1933

Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)

Birth
1935

Ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64)

Birth
1935

Josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76

Death
1936

Wilt Chamberlain, NBA great center (LA Laker, 5 time MVP)

Birth
1936

Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)

Birth
1936

Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him

Event
1937

Robert Stone, US writer (Who'll Stop the Rain, WUSA)

Birth
1938

Kenny Rogers, singer (Through the Years)/actor (Coward of the County)

Birth
1938

Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public and High School

Event
1939

Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)

Birth
1939

Clarence Williams III, NYC, actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain)

Birth
1940

Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist

Birth
1940

Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68

Death
1940

Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Frank Jackson at 62

Death
1940

Robert Camac, horse trainer

Birth