On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
  • Fran├žois Duvalier "Papa Doc", Dictator of Haiti (1957-71), dies at 64