What Happened on June 21, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
  • Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is the 1st Hispanic woman to be honored on a US postage stamp
  • Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Indian Ocean (4m56s)

Famous Deaths

  • Carroll O'Connor, American actor (b. 1924)
  • John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1916)
  • Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)