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Notable Historical Events for June 21st

1978Andrew Lloyd Webber & Rice's musical "Evita" premiers in London

1994Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)

196565th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis

1904The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

1987Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

199735th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

1992Last day of test cricket for Ian Botham & Allan Lamb

1957Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

1975Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley

1975"Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens

June 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 21st

1892Reinhold Niebuhr, US, theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man)

1953Benazir Bhutto, 1st female leader of a Moslem nation (Pakistan)

1902Howie Morenz, Mitchell Quebec, Canadian professional ice hockey player

1982Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, London, England, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana

June 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 21st

1997"Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy

194037th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California

1970"The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) weds author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony

1810US President Zachary Taylor (25) weds Margaret Smith near Louisville, Kentucky

1930"Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell

1998"Home Alone" actor Macaulay Culkin (17) weds broadway actress Rachel Miner (17) in Stone Church in New Preston, Connecticut

June 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 21st

1631John Smith, English explorer, dies

1377Edward III, king of England (1327-77), dies at 64

June 21st Deaths
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