On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 2001

Historical Events

  • A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is the 1st Hispanic woman to be honored on a US postage stamp

Painter Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
  • Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Indian Ocean (4m56s)

Famous Deaths

  • Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist ("Boom Boom"; "Boogie Chillen"), dies at 83
  • Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)
2001 Highlights

About June 21, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer