On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss & La killing 117
  • The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.

Famous Birthdays

  • Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse), born in Barneveld, the Netherlands
  • Jeff Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Northfield, Minnesota
  • Jose Solano, American actor (Baywatch), born in Inglewood, California
  • Randy Blythe, American musician, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Terry Mickens, American NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Tallahassee, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Adolph Weiss, American composer, dies at 79
  • Robert Manry, American copy editor of the Cleveland newspaper editor who sailed the Atlantic (Tinkerbelle), dies of a heart attack at 52