On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1940

Historical Events

  • Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
  • Natalia Makarova, a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer (Kirov Ballet, 1956-70), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • Richard Marcinko, American author

Famous Deaths

  • Geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies
1940 Highlights

About November 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio