On This Day In History, 21 April

On This Day In History 21 April Image

World Events Today

  • Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, better known as the “Red Baron”, a German fighter pilot during World War I, credited with 80 air combat victories, was shot down and killed today in 1918
  • The first photograph of the “Loch Ness Monster” was published in the Daily Mail today in 1934
  • The United Kingdom introduced the new One Pound coin today in April 1983

Entertainment Events Today

  • Footloose the album, knocked Michael Jackson’s album Thriller off the number one spot in the United States today in 1984, Thriller had been there for 37 weeks
  • The American action crime television series Walker, Texas Ranger, aired today for the first time today in 1993 on the CBS network, it ran for 8 seasons
  • The British made sitcom Father Ted, based around a group of Irish priests, aired for the first time today in 1995 on Channel 4 in the UK

Family Events Today

  • Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, Queen Elizabeth II, was born today in 1926
  • Rosalie Anderson MacDowell, the American actress Andie MacDowell, star of Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral, was born today in 1958
  • The American singer-songwriter Prince Rogers Nelson, died today in 2016 aged 57, his top selling hits included Purple Rain and Little Red Corvette

Main Event Today

  • Today in 753 BC is considered the date when Romulus and Remus founded Rome

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Kindergarten Day

Like it? Share with your friends!