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Saturday 21 July 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Liberation Day in 1944 (Guam)
  • National Day, celebrates the inauguration of Léopold I, the first king of the Belgians, after its independence from the Netherlands on October 4, 1830. (Belgium)
  • Racial Harmony Day in Singapore

Events

  • Asteroid 2017 OO1 passes close to Earth.
  • 2012 – Erden Eruç completes the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
  • 2008 – Ram Baran Yadav is declared the first president of Nepal.
  • 1969 – At 02:56 UTC, astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon.
  • 1961 – Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission: Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
  • 1960 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike is elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, becoming the world's first female head of government
  • 1959 – Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2–1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
  • 1959 – NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" initiative.
  • 1954 – First Indochina War: The Geneva Conference partitions Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
  • 1949 – The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • 1944 – World War II: Battle of Guam: American troops land on Guam, starting a battle that will end on August 10.
  • 1925 – Malcolm Campbell becomes the first man to exceed 150 mph (241 km/h) on land. At Pendine Sands in Wales, he drives a Sunbeam at a two-way average speed of 150.33 mph (242 km/h).
  • 1904 – Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, becomes the first man to break the 100 mph (161 km/h) barrier on land. He drove a 15-liter Gobron-Brillié in Ostend, Belgium.
  • 1873 – At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James–Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West.
  • 1865 – In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run: At Manassas Junction, Virginia, the first major battle of the war begins and ends in a victory for the Confederate army.
  • 1831 – Inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians.
  • 1545 – The first landing of French troops on the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight.

Births

  • 1993 – Aaron Durley, American baseball player
  • 1992 – Rachael Flatt, American figure skater
  • 1989 – Rory Culkin, American actor
  • 1988 – DeAndre Jordan, American basketball player
  • 1988 – KB, American rapper
  • 1986 – Jason Thompson, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Rebecca Ferguson, American-English singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Von Wafer, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Romeo Santos, American singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – CC Sabathia, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Justin Griffith, American football player
  • 1979 – David Carr, American football player
  • 1979 – Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Josh Hartnett, American actor
  • 1978 – Justin Bartha, American actor
  • 1975 – Christopher Barzak, American author and educator
  • 1975 – Mike Sellers, American football player
  • 1974 – Geoff Jenkins, American baseball player and coach
  • 1972 – Korey Cooper, American singer and guitarist
  • 1970 – Michael Fitzpatrick, American singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Emerson Hart, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1969 – Godfrey, American comedian and actor
  • 1968 – Brandi Chastain, American soccer player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Arija Bareikis, American actress
  • 1965 – Mike Bordick, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Jim Martin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Dave Henderson, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1957 – Jon Lovitz, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1956 – Michael Connelly, American author
  • 1955 – Dannel Malloy, American lawyer and politician, 88th Governor of Connecticut
  • 1955 – Howie Epstein, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2003)
  • 1953 – Eric Bazilian, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer (The Hooters)
  • 1952 – John Barrasso, American physician and politician
  • 1951 – Robin Williams, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1949 – Christina Hart, American playwright and actress
  • 1948 – Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist
  • 1946 – Ken Starr, American lawyer and judge, 39th Solicitor General of the United States
  • 1946 – Timothy Harris, American author, screenwriter and producer
  • 1944 – Paul Wellstone, American academic and politician (d. 2002)
  • 1943 – Edward Herrmann, American actor (d. 2014)
  • 1939 – Jamey Aebersold, American saxophonist and educator
  • 1939 – John Negroponte, English-American diplomat, 23rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1939 – Kim Fowley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and manager (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Janet Reno, American lawyer and politician, 79th United States Attorney General (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – Les Aspin, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1995)
  • 1935 – Moe Drabowsky, Polish-American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)
  • 1933 – John Gardner, American novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 1982)
  • 1932 – Kaye Stevens, American singer and actress (d. 2011)
  • 1931 – Plas Johnson, American saxophonist
  • 1931 – Sonny Clark, American pianist and composer (d. 1963)
  • 1930 – Helen Merrill, American singer
  • 1929 – Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Paul Burke, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1924 – Don Knotts, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1923 – Rudolph A. Marcus, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1922 – Kay Starr, American singer (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – James Cooke Brown, American sociologist and author (d. 2000)
  • 1908 – Jug McSpaden, American golfer and architect (d. 1996)
  • 1903 – Roy Neuberger, American businessman and financier, co-founded Neuberger Berman (d. 2010)
  • 1903 – Russell Lee, American photographer and journalist (d. 1986)
  • 1900 – Isadora Bennett, American theatre manager and modern dance publicity agent (d. 1980)
  • 1899 – Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1899 – Hart Crane, American poet (d. 1932)
  • 1898 – Sara Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1863 – C. Aubrey Smith, English-American cricketer and actor (d. 1948)
  • 1816 – Paul Reuter, German-English journalist, founded Reuters (d. 1899)

Deaths

  • 2017 – John Heard, American film and television actor (b. 1946)
  • 2016 – Dennis Green, American football player and coach (b. 1949)
  • 2015 – E. L. Doctorow, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Nicholas Gonzalez, American physician (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Dan Borislow, American businessman, invented the magicJack (b. 1961)
  • 2014 – Louise Abeita, Isleta Pueblo (Native American) writer, poet, and educator (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Fred Taylor, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-American journalist and author (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – James D. Ramage, American admiral and pilot (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Marie Kruckel, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 2010 – Ralph Houk, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese-American actor and singer (b. 1933)
  • 2005 – Lord Alfred Hayes, English-American wrestler and manager (b. 1928)
  • 2004 – Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2004 – Jerry Goldsmith, American composer and conductor (b. 1929)
  • 2002 – Esphyr Slobodkina, Russian-American author and illustrator (b. 1908)
  • 2000 – Marc Reisner, American environmentalist and author (b. 1948)
  • 1998 – Alan Shepard, American admiral, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1923)
  • 1998 – Robert Young, American actor and singer (b. 1907)
  • 1982 – Dave Garroway, American journalist and actor (b. 1913)
  • 1977 – Lee Miller, American model and photographer (b. 1907)
  • 1972 – Ralph Craig, American sprinter and sailor (b. 1889)
  • 1970 – Bob Kalsu, American football player and lieutenant (b. 1945)
  • 1968 – Ruth St. Denis, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1878)
  • 1967 – Basil Rathbone, South African-American actor and singer (b. 1892)
  • 1967 – Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1907)
  • 1966 – Philipp Frank, Austrian-American physicist, mathematician, and philosopher, Vienna Circle member (b. 1884)
  • 1948 – Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1904)
  • 1943 – Charley Paddock, American runner and actor (b. 1900)
  • 1938 – Owen Wister, American lawyer and author (b. 1860)
  • 1932 – Bill Gleason, American baseball player (b. 1858)
  • 1899 – Robert G. Ingersoll, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1833)
  • 1889 – Nelson Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)
  • 1880 – Hiram Walden, American general and politician (b. 1800)
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