October 21, 1969 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Tracy Yarbrough, Miss Idaho USA (1996)

Deaths in History

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)