What Happened on August 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist
  • Robert Camac, horse trainer

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", dies at 77
  • Hermann Obrecht, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1882)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Ramón Mercader at 62

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68