On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • RAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • Geoffrey Boycott, cricketer (stoic England opener 1964-82)
  • Julie Parrish, Middlesboro Ky, actress (Good Morning World, Capitol)
  • Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], South Africa, rocker (Mighty Quinn)
  • Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • William G. Conley, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)