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Notable Historical Events for October 21st

1975Elton John given a star in Hollywood

1980Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

1997Elton John's tribute to Diana, Princess of wales, breaks world record, 318 million dist

1954Dorothy Parker/Arnaud d'Usseau's "Ladies of the Corridor" premieres

1992Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale

1878German republic chancellor Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"

1959Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens (NYC)

1957Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

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

1976Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

October 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 21st

1980Kim Kardashian, American socialite

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on October 21st

1929Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann

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

October 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 21st

1805Admiral Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar

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

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