On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1971

Historical Events

  • Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player
  • Hasan Akbar, American convicted murderer
  • Samantha Druce, British swimmer, youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Lowe, American actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper), dies at 81

Person of interestFrançois Duvalier

François Duvalier "Papa Doc", Dictator and President of Haiti (1957-71), dies of heart disease and diabetes at 64

Dictator and President of Haiti François Duvalier
Dictator and President of Haiti
François Duvalier

1971 Highlights

About April 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus