On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X

Famous Birthdays

  • Jayson Meyer, Canadian hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Regina, Canada
  • Keith Arthurton, West Indian cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty batsman), born in Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Famous Deaths


MurderMalcolm X

Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X