What Happened on March 21


Historical Events

1943 – Assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler fails
1946 – UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx)
1955 – Brooklyn Bulletin ask Dodger fans not to call their team “Bums”
1959 – 113th Grand National: Michael Scudamore wins aboard 8/1 second favourite Oxo; only 4 of 32 starters finish the race
1961 – Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record sum ($3,925,000)
1996 – “Night of the Iguana” opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1909 – Uno “Miff” Görling, Swedish jazz trombonist, arranger, bandleader, and composer, bjorn in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1988)
1924 – Karl Heinz Fussl, Austrian composer, musicologist, publisher, and music critic, born in Jablonec, Czechoslovakia (d. 1992)
1929 – Maurice Catarcio, wrestler
1936 – Marek Stachowski, Polish composer (Neusis II; Thakurian Chants), and pedagogue, born in Piekary Śląskie, Poland (d. 2004)
1946 – Ray Dorset, British rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Mungo Jerry – “In The Summertime”), born in Ashford, England
1985 – Adrian Peterson, American Football player

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Famous Deaths

1201 – Absalon, Danish statesman and archbishop (built Copenhagen’s first fortifications), dies (b. c. 1128)
1487 – Nicholas of Flue, Swiss hermit and saint (b. 1417)
1891 – Joseph E. Johnston, American military officer (senior officer in Confederate Army and United States Army), dies at 84
2017 – Martin McGuinness, Irish Sinn Féin politician and IRA member, dies of the rare heart condition amyloidosis at 66
2021 – Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian feminist writer and activist (Women at Point Zero), dies at 89
2022 – Fevzi Zemzem, Turkish soccer striker (18 caps; AS Göztepe 356 games) and manager (Orduspor), dies at 80

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