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March 21st, 2007 (March 21 2007)DeathDrew Hayes, American writer & graphic artist (born in 1969)
March 21st, 2007 (March 21 2007)DeathSven O. Hoiby, the father of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (born in 1936)
March 21st, 2007 (March 21 2007)DeathKevin Whitrick, first British man to commit suicide on a live chatroom (born in 1964)
March 21st, 2006 (March 21 2006)EventImmigrant workers constructing the Burj Dubayy in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport join together and riot, causing $1M in damage.
March 21st, 2005 (March 21 2005)DeathBarney Martin, American actor (born in 1923)
March 21st, 2005 (March 21 2005)DeathBobby Short, American singer (born in 1924)
March 21st, 2004 (March 21 2004)EventIn Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.
March 21st, 2004 (March 21 2004)BirthCount Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
March 21st, 2004 (March 21 2004)DeathLudmilla Tcherina, French ballet dancer and actress (born in 1924)
March 21st, 2003 (March 21 2003)DeathUmar Wirahadikusumah, Fourth Vice President of Indonesia (born in 1924)
March 21st, 2002 (March 21 2002)EventIn Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.Earl Long Quotes
March 21st, 2002 (March 21 2002)EventBritish schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
March 21st, 2002 (March 21 2002)DeathHerman Talmadge, American politician (born in 1913)
March 21st, 2001 (March 21 2001)DeathChung Ju-yung, Korean industrialist (born in 1915)
March 21st, 2001 (March 21 2001)DeathNorma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (born in 1921)
March 21st, 2001 (March 21 2001)DeathAnthony Steel, English actor (born in 1920)
March 21st, 1999 (March 21 1999)EventBertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
March 21st, 1999 (March 21 1999)DeathErnie Wise, British comedian (born in 1925)
March 21st, 1998 (March 21 1998)EventGood Friday Agreement signed in Northern Ireland.
March 21st, 1998 (March 21 1998)DeathGalina Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (born in 1910)
March 21st, 1997 (March 21 1997)EventIn a Tel Aviv, Israel coffee shop, a suicide bomber kills 3 and injures 49.
March 21st, 1997 (March 21 1997)DeathW. V. Awdry, English children s writer (born in 1911)
March 21st, 1994 (March 21 1994)DeathMacdonald Carey, American actor (born in 1913)
March 21st, 1994 (March 21 1994)DeathDack Rambo, American actor (born in 1941)
March 21st, 1994 (March 21 1994)DeathLili Damita, French actress (born in 1904)
March 21st, 1992 (March 21 1992)DeathJohn Ireland, Canadian film actor and director (born in 1914)
March 21st, 1992 (March 21 1992)DeathNatalie Sleeth, American composer (born in 1930)
March 21st, 1991 (March 21 1991)DeathLeo Fender, American guitar manufacturer (born in 1909)
March 21st, 1990 (March 21 1990)EventNamibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.
March 21st, 1990 (March 21 1990)BirthMandy Capristo, German Singer (Monrose)
March 21st, 1989 (March 21 1989)EventSports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.
March 21st, 1988 (March 21 1988)BirthLee Cattermole, English footballer
March 21st, 1987 (March 21 1987)DeathDean Paul Martin, American musician (born in 1951)Paul Martin Quotes
March 21st, 1987 (March 21 1987)DeathRobert Preston, American actor (born in 1918)
March 21st, 1985 (March 21 1985)EventCanadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
March 21st, 1985 (March 21 1985)BirthAdrian Peterson, American Football player
March 21st, 1985 (March 21 1985)DeathSir Michael Redgrave, English actor (born in 1908)
March 21st, 1984 (March 21 1984)DeathShauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (born in 1963)
March 21st, 1982 (March 21 1982)BirthAaron Hill, American baseball playerAaron Hill Quotes
March 21st, 1982 (March 21 1982)BirthColin Turkington, British racing driver
March 21st, 1980 (March 21 1980)EventUS President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.Jimmy Carter Quotes
March 21st, 1980 (March 21 1980)EventOn the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase "Who Shot JR?"
March 21st, 1980 (March 21 1980)BirthMarit Bjorgen, Norwegian cross-country skier
March 21st, 1980 (March 21 1980)BirthRonaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian international footballer
March 21st, 1980 (March 21 1980)BirthDeryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)
March 21st, 1980 (March 21 1980)DeathPeter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (born in 1888)
March 21st, 1978 (March 21 1978)BirthKevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist
March 21st, 1978 (March 21 1978)BirthCharmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)
March 21st, 1978 (March 21 1978)BirthCristian Guzman, baseball player
March 21st, 1978 (March 21 1978)BirthRani Mukherjee, Indian actress
March 21st, 1975 (March 21 1975)BirthFabricio Oberto, Argentine basketball player
March 21st, 1975 (March 21 1975)BirthJustin Pierce, British actor (died in 2000)
March 21st, 1975 (March 21 1975)BirthMark Williams, Welsh snooker player
March 21st, 1975 (March 21 1975)DeathJoe Medwick, baseball player (born in 1911)
March 21st, 1974 (March 21 1974)BirthJose Clayton, Tunisian footballer
March 21st, 1974 (March 21 1974)BirthLaura Allen, American actress
March 21st, 1973 (March 21 1973)BirthAnanda Lewis, American model and television personality
March 21st, 1973 (March 21 1973)BirthStuart Nethercott, English footballer
March 21st, 1973 (March 21 1973)BirthJerry Supiran, American actor
March 21st, 1972 (March 21 1972)BirthChris Candido, professional wrestler (died in 2005)
March 21st, 1970 (March 21 1970)EventThe first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.
March 21st, 1970 (March 21 1970)EventVinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC s Wide World of Sports.
March 21st, 1970 (March 21 1970)DeathManolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (born in 1920)
March 21st, 1969 (March 21 1969)BirthAli Daei, Iranian footballer
March 21st, 1968 (March 21 1968)EventBattle of Karameh in Jordan between Israeli Defense Forces and Fatah.
March 21st, 1968 (March 21 1968)BirthDJ Premier (Preemo), hip hop producer
March 21st, 1967 (March 21 1967)BirthJonas "Joker" Berggren, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
March 21st, 1967 (March 21 1967)BirthAdrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter
March 21st, 1967 (March 21 1967)BirthMaxim Reality, British MC (The Prodigy)
March 21st, 1965 (March 21 1965)EventRanger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
March 21st, 1965 (March 21 1965)EventMartin Luther King Jr leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.Martin Luther Quotes
March 21st, 1965 (March 21 1965)BirthXavier Bertrand, French politician
March 21st, 1964 (March 21 1964)EventIn Copenhagen, Denmark, Gigliola Cinquetti wins the ninth Eurovision Song Contest for Italy singing "Non ho l eta" ("I m not old enough").
March 21st, 1964 (March 21 1964)BirthAhmed Radhi, Iraqi international football star
March 21st, 1964 (March 21 1964)BirthJesper Skibby, Danish professional cyclist
March 21st, 1963 (March 21 1963)EventAlcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
March 21st, 1963 (March 21 1963)BirthShawon Dunston, baseball player
March 21st, 1963 (March 21 1963)BirthRonald Koeman, Dutch footballer and football manager
March 21st, 1962 (March 21 1962)BirthMatthew Broderick, American actor
March 21st, 1962 (March 21 1962)BirthKathy Greenwood, Canadian actress
March 21st, 1962 (March 21 1962)BirthRosie O Donnell, American comedian, actress, talk show host, and publisher
March 21st, 1962 (March 21 1962)BirthMark Waid, American comic book writer
March 21st, 1961 (March 21 1961)BirthShawn Lane, American guitar virtuoso (died in 2003)
March 21st, 1961 (March 21 1961)BirthLothar Matthaus, German footballer
March 21st, 1960 (March 21 1960)EventApartheid: Massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180.
March 21st, 1960 (March 21 1960)BirthAyrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver and three-time F1 World Champion (died in 1994)Ayrton Senna Quotes
March 21st, 1960 (March 21 1960)BirthRobert Sweet, American drummer
March 21st, 1959 (March 21 1959)BirthNobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer
March 21st, 1959 (March 21 1959)BirthSarah Jane Morris, English Singer
March 21st, 1958 (March 21 1958)BirthSabrina Le Beauf, American actress
March 21st, 1958 (March 21 1958)BirthGary Oldman, English actor
March 21st, 1958 (March 21 1958)DeathCyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (born in 1923)
March 21st, 1956 (March 21 1956)BirthGuy Chadwick, English guitarist, vocalist and songwriter (The House of Love)
March 21st, 1956 (March 21 1956)BirthIngrid Kristiansen, Norwegian runner
March 21st, 1952 (March 21 1952)EventAlan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
March 21st, 1951 (March 21 1951)BirthRussell Thompkins Jr, American singer (The Stylistics)
March 21st, 1951 (March 21 1951)DeathWillem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (born in 1871)
March 21st, 1950 (March 21 1950)BirthRoger Hodgson, English musician, former member of Supertramp
March 21st, 1949 (March 21 1949)BirthSlavoj Zizek, Slovenian sociologist, philosopher and cultural critic Philo Quotes
March 21st, 1949 (March 21 1949)BirthEddie Money, American musician
March 21st, 1946 (March 21 1946)BirthTimothy Dalton, British actor
March 21st, 1945 (March 21 1945)EventWorld War II: British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma.
March 21st, 1945 (March 21 1945)BirthRose Stone, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
March 21st, 1945 (March 21 1945)DeathArtur Nebe, German SS officer {born in 1894)
March 21st, 1944 (March 21 1944)BirthMarie-Christine Barrault, French actress
March 21st, 1943 (March 21 1943)EventMassacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.
March 21st, 1943 (March 21 1943)BirthVivian Stanshall, English musician, artist, actor, writer, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (died in 1995)
March 21st, 1943 (March 21 1943)BirthIstvan Gyulai, Hungarian General Secretary of the IAAF (died in 2006)
March 21st, 1943 (March 21 1943)BirthHartmut Haenchen, German conductor
March 21st, 1942 (March 21 1942)BirthFrancoise Dorleac, French actress (died in 1967)
March 21st, 1940 (March 21 1940)BirthSolomon Burke, American singer Solomon Quotes
March 21st, 1937 (March 21 1937)EventPonce Massacre: 18 people and a 7-yr-old girl in Ponce, Puerto Rico are gunned down by a police squad acting under orders of US-appointed PR Governor, Blanton C. Winship.
March 21st, 1936 (March 21 1936)BirthEd Broadbent, Canadian politician
March 21st, 1936 (March 21 1936)BirthMike Westbrook, British jazz composer, bandleader and pianist
March 21st, 1936 (March 21 1936)DeathAlexander Glazunov, Russian composer (born in 1865)
March 21st, 1935 (March 21 1935)EventShah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means Land of the Aryans .
March 21st, 1935 (March 21 1935)BirthBrian Clough, English footballer and football manager (died in 2004)Brian Clough Quotes
March 21st, 1934 (March 21 1934)BirthAl Freeman, Jr., American actor
March 21st, 1934 (March 21 1934)DeathFranz Schreker, Austrian composer (born in 1878)
March 21st, 1933 (March 21 1933)EventConstruction of Dachau, the first Nazi Germany concentration camp, is completed.
March 21st, 1933 (March 21 1933)BirthMichael Heseltine, English politician
March 21st, 1932 (March 21 1932)BirthWalter Gilbert, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
March 21st, 1932 (March 21 1932)BirthJoseph Silverstein, American violinist and conductor
March 21st, 1930 (March 21 1930)BirthJames Coco, actor (died in 1987)
March 21st, 1929 (March 21 1929)BirthMaurice Catarcio, wrestler
March 21st, 1928 (March 21 1928)EventCharles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight.
March 21st, 1927 (March 21 1927)BirthHans-Dietrich Genscher, German politician
March 21st, 1925 (March 21 1925)BirthHugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (died in 1964)
March 21st, 1925 (March 21 1925)BirthPeter Brook, British film director and producerPeter Brook Quotes
March 21st, 1923 (March 21 1923)BirthPhilip Abbott, American actor (died in 1998)
March 21st, 1923 (March 21 1923)BirthShri Mataji Nirmala Srivastava, Founder of Sahaja Yogav
March 21st, 1922 (March 21 1922)BirthRuss Meyer, American film director and producer (died in 2004)
March 21st, 1921 (March 21 1921)BirthArthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist (died in 1986)
March 21st, 1920 (March 21 1920)BirthGeorg Ots, Estonian singer (died in 1975)
March 21st, 1920 (March 21 1920)BirthManolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (died in 1970)
March 21st, 1918 (March 21 1918)EventWorld War I: Second Battle of the Somme begins.
March 21st, 1915 (March 21 1915)DeathFrederick Winslow Taylor, American inventor (born in 1856)
March 21st, 1914 (March 21 1914)BirthPaul Tortelier, French cellist (died in 1990)
March 21st, 1913 (March 21 1913)EventOver 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
March 21st, 1913 (March 21 1913)BirthGeorge Abecassis, English race car driver (died in 1991)
March 21st, 1913 (March 21 1913)BirthHeinz "Pritzl" Bar, German fighter pilot (died in 1957)
March 21st, 1910 (March 21 1910)BirthM S Khan, Bangladeshi intellectual (died in 1978)
March 21st, 1910 (March 21 1910)DeathNadar, French photographer (born in 1820)
March 21st, 1906 (March 21 1906)BirthJim Thompson, American designer and businessman
March 21st, 1904 (March 21 1904)BirthForrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (died in 1999)
March 21st, 1904 (March 21 1904)BirthNikolaos Skalkottas, Greek composer (died in 1949)
March 21st, 1902 (March 21 1902)BirthSon House, American musician (died in 1988)
March 21st, 1901 (March 21 1901)BirthKarl Arnold, German politician (died in 1958)
March 21st, 1895 (March 21 1895)BirthZlatko Balokovic, Croatian violinist (died in 1955)
March 21st, 1885 (March 21 1885)BirthPierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (died in 1952)
March 21st, 1884 (March 21 1884)DeathEzra Abbot, American bible scholar (born in 1819)
March 21st, 1881 (March 21 1881)DeathSamuel Courtauld, American-born textile magnate (born in 1793)
March 21st, 1880 (March 21 1880)BirthGilbert M. Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor (died in 1971)
March 21st, 1876 (March 21 1876)BirthJohn Tewksbury, American athlete (died in 1968)
March 21st, 1871 (March 21 1871)EventOtto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.
March 21st, 1871 (March 21 1871)EventJournalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
March 21st, 1869 (March 21 1869)BirthFlorenz Ziegfeld, theater producer (died in 1932)
March 21st, 1863 (March 21 1863)BirthGeorge Owen Squier, American inventor and Major General in U.S. Signal Corp(d.1934)
March 21st, 1863 (March 21 1863)DeathEdwin Vose Sumner, American Civil War general (born in 1797)
March 21st, 1859 (March 21 1859)EventZoological Society of Philadelphia, 1st in US, incorporated
March 21st, 1857 (March 21 1857)EventAn earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000.
March 21st, 1854 (March 21 1854)BirthAlick Bannerman, Australian cricketer (died in 1924)
March 21st, 1850 (March 21 1850)DeathMiguel Pedrorena, American settler
March 21st, 1844 (March 21 1844)EventThe Baha i calendar begins. This is the first day of the first year of the Baha i calendar. It is annually celebrated by members of the Baha i Faith as the Baha i New Year or Naw-Ruz.
March 21st, 1844 (March 21 1844)EventThe original date predicted by William Miller for the return of Christ.William Miller Quotes
March 21st, 1843 (March 21 1843)DeathRobert Southey, English poet (born in 1774)Robert Southey Quotes
March 21st, 1843 (March 21 1843)DeathGuadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (born in 1786)
March 21st, 1839 (March 21 1839)BirthModest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (died in 1881)Modest Mussorgsky Quotes
March 21st, 1835 (March 21 1835)BirthThomas Hayward, English cricketer (died in 18976)
March 21st, 1821 (March 21 1821)EventFirst revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence.
March 21st, 1811 (March 21 1811)BirthNathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (died in 1891)
March 21st, 1806 (March 21 1806)BirthBenito Juarez, Mexican statesman and national hero (died in 1872)Benito Juarez Quotes
March 21st, 1804 (March 21 1804)EventCode Napoleon is adopted as French civil law.
March 21st, 1804 (March 21 1804)DeathLouis-Antoine-Henri de Bourbon-Conde, duc d Enghien (executed) (born in 1772)
March 21st, 1801 (March 21 1801)EventThe Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt.
March 21st, 1801 (March 21 1801)BirthMaria Theresa of Tuscany, Queen of Sardinia (died in 1855)
March 21st, 1801 (March 21 1801)DeathAndrea Luchesi, Italian composer (born in 1741)
March 21st, 1800 (March 21 1800)EventWith the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mache.
March 21st, 1795 (March 21 1795)DeathGiovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (born in 1714)
March 21st, 1788 (March 21 1788)EventA fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
March 21st, 1772 (March 21 1772)DeathJacques-Nicolas Bellin, French cartographer (born in 1703)
March 21st, 1768 (March 21 1768)BirthJoseph Fourier, French mathematician (died in 1830)
March 21st, 1763 (March 21 1763)BirthJean Paul, German writer (died in 1825)
March 21st, 1762 (March 21 1762)DeathNicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (born in 1713)
March 21st, 1751 (March 21 1751)DeathJohann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (born in 1706)
March 21st, 1734 (March 21 1734)DeathRobert Wodrow, Scottish historian (born in 1679)
March 21st, 1729 (March 21 1729)DeathJohn Law, Scottish economist (born in 1671)John Scott Quotes
March 21st, 1713 (March 21 1713)BirthFrancis Lewis, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (died in 1803)
March 21st, 1685 (March 21 1685)BirthJohann Sebastian Bach, German composer (died in 1750)
March 21st, 1676 (March 21 1676)DeathHenri Sauval, French historian (born in 1623)
March 21st, 1656 (March 21 1656)DeathJames Ussher, Irish Anglican archbishop (born in 1581)
March 21st, 1617 (March 21 1617)DeathPocahontas, Native American, daughter of Powhatan (born in c. 1595)
March 21st, 1556 (March 21 1556)EventIn Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake.
March 21st, 1556 (March 21 1556)DeathThomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury (burned at the stake) (born in 1489)
March 21st, 1527 (March 21 1527)BirthHermann Finck, German composer (died in 1558)
March 21st, 1521 (March 21 1521)BirthMaurice, Elector of Saxony (died in 1553)
March 21st, 1487 (March 21 1487)DeathNicholas of Flue, Swiss hermit and saint (born in 1417)
March 21st, 1413 (March 21 1413)EventHenry V becomes King of England.
March 21st, 1306 (March 21 1306)DeathRobert II, Duke of Burgundy (born in 1248)
March 21st, 1188 (March 21 1188)EventAccession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku.
March 21st, 1181 (March 21 1181)DeathTaira Kiyomori, Japanese Feudal general (born in 1118)
March 21st, 1076 (March 21 1076)DeathRobert I, Duke of Burgundy (born in 1011)
March 21st, 0717 (March 21 0717)EventBattle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
March 21st, 0630 (March 21 0630)EventByzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem.

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