On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances

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Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan

Famous Birthdays

  • Astrella Leitch, Celeste rocker, Donovan's daughter
  • Damien Martyn, cricketer (WA & Australian middle-order batsman)
  • Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger, born in Paris, France
  • Nick Oliveri, American musician
  • Paul Norman Telfer, Scottish footballer
  • RenĂ© Ponk, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Shane Hannah, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)

Famous Deaths

  • Etienne Gailly, Belgian marathoner (Olympic bronze 1948), dies at 48
  • Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), dies of heart attack at 84