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
  • Willy Brandt elected chancellor of West Germany

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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

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