October 21, 1969 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

German statesman Willy Brandt is elected chancellor of West Germany (1969-1974)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Leonard Gersh's "Butterflies are Free" premieres in NYC
  • Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali

Deaths in History

Person of interestJack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac, American writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
  • Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (Sierpinski triangle), dies at 87