What Happened on October 21, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
  • Leonard Gersh's "Butterflies are Free" premieres in NYC
  • Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Willy Brandt elected chancellor of West Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt

Famous Birthdays

  • John McMullen, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA-15th), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Mo Lewis, American football player
  • Mo Lewis, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Tracy Yarbrough, Miss Idaho USA (1996)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jack Kerouac, American (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
  • Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (b. 1882)