What Happened on July 21, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Stormy Weather", directed by Andrew L. Stone, starring Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and Fats Waller singing "Ain't Misbehavin'" premieres in the US

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller

Famous Birthdays

  • David Downing, American actor (Backstairs at the White House), born in NYC, New York
  • Edward Herrmann, actor (Day of the Dolphin, Reds), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Jerry McGee, New Lexingon OH, PGA golfer (1975 Pensacola Open)

Famous Deaths

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