What Happened on April 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
  • Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Only, American musician (The Misfits)
  • Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Robert Smith, Sussex, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen), born in Blackpool, England

Musician Robert Smith
Robert Smith
  • Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)