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Notable Historical Events for October 21st

1971Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

1960JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)

1976NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

1975Elton John given a star in Hollywood

1976Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

1915William Jennings Bryan's successor as US Secretary of State, Robert Lansing, sends a note to Britain protesting interference with US shipping

1992Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic

1878German republic chancellor Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"

1935Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously

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Notable Birthdays on October 21st

1942Judith Sheindlin, Brooklyn, New York, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy)

1772Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, England, poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), (d. 1834)

1833Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Stockholm, created dynamite & Peace Prizes, (d. 1896)

1980Kim Kardashian, American socialite

October 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 21st

1977Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan

1929Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann

October 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 21st

1969Jack Kerouac, US writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

1805Admiral Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar

October 21st Deaths
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