On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 101st Boston Marathon: Lameck Aguta of Kenya wins men's event in 2:10:34; Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia women's champion in 2:26:23
  • Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
  • I. K. Gujral sworn in as Prime Minister of India

Famous Deaths

  • Andres Rodriguez, Paraguayan president (1989-93), dies
  • Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65), dies at 86