On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Patricia Elliott, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), born in Gunnison Colorado (d. 2015)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Mae West (48) divorces vaudeville performer Frank Wallace after 31 years of marriage

Actress Mae West
Mae West