On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlotte Church, Welsh singer-songwriter born in Llandaff, Wales
  • Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, born in Brussels, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (b. 1895)
  • Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese sugarcane farmer, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but now disputed (b. 1865)