Today in History for 21st March 2019

Historical Events

1914 – US Men’s Figure Skating championship won by Norman M Scott
1931 – US Men’s Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1957 – Tennessee Williams’ “Orpheus Descending” premieres in NYC
1971 – WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1985 – Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed
1986 – Kania skates ladies world record 500 m (39.52 sec) and 3 km (4:18.02)

More Historical Events »

Famous Birthdays

1863 – George Owen Squier, American inventor and Major General in U.S. Signal Corp (d. 1934)
1889 – Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat and genealogist, born in Vienna (d. 1965)
1910 – Nick Castle, American choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1968)
1965 – Xavier Bertrand, French politician
1967 – Troy Westwood, CFL kicker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972 – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, American songwriter (Frozen), born in New York City

More Famous Birthdays »

Famous Deaths

1843 – Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (b. 1786)
1920 – Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37
1939 – Evald Aav, Estonian composer, dies at 39
1954 – Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, dies at 84
1969 – Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, dies at 44
1995 – Norman Schwartz, record Producer, dies at 66

More Famous Deaths »

Read More