What Happened on February 21, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X

Famous Birthdays

  • Jayson Meyer, Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
  • Keith Arthurton, cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty bat)

Famous Deaths


MurderAssassination

Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X