On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 2015

Historical Events

  • On This Day changes its domain name and brand from HistoryOrb.com to OnThisDay.com

Famous Deaths

  • E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), dies at 84
  • Paul Freeman, American conductor and composer (Chicago Sinfonietta, 1987 -2011; Czech National Symphony, 1996-2007), dies at 79
  • Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American stage and screen singer and actor (The Sound of Music; Fiddler On The Roof; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; 200 Motels), folk singer (co-founder Newport Folk Festival), and political activist, dies at 91
2015 Highlights

About July 21, 2015

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer