Today in History for 21st July 2021

Historical Events

1966 – Gemini X returns to Earth
1970 – Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits and Padres lose, 3-0
1987 – Guns and Roses debut album “Appetite for Destruction” is released, and becomes the best-selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold
1990 – Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood
2002 – Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the then largest such filing in United States history
2013 – 12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines

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Famous Birthdays

1882 – David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
1895 – H G “Nummy” Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
1908 – Harold “Jug” McSpaden, American golfer, course designer (17 PGA Tour wins), born in Monticello, Kansas (d. 1996)
1943 – Edward Herrmann, actor (Day of the Dolphin, Reds), born in Washington, D.C.
1945 – Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)
1960 – Matt Mulhern, American actor (Biloxi Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Famous Deaths

1540 – John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies
1948 – Donald Nichols Tweedy, American composer, dies at 58
1982 – Dave Garroway, American TV host (Today Show, 1951-61), dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at 69
1985 – Mickey Shaughnessy, actor (Chicago Teddy Bears), dies at 65
1996 – James Tye, safety expert, dies at 74
2001 – Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)

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