This Day in History on 21 July
The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 21 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
1995 – Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People’s Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.
2001 – At the conclusion of a fireworks display on Okura Beach in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, 11 people are killed and more than 120 are injured when a pedestrian footbridge connecting the beach to JR Asagiri Station becomes overcrowded and people leaving the event fall down in a domino effect.
2005 – July 2005 London bombings occur.
2008 – Ram Baran Yadav is declared the first president of Nepal.
2011 – NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
2012 – Erden Eruç completes the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
1911 – Umashankar Joshi, Indian author, poet, and scholar (d. 1988)
1930 – Anand Bakshi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2002)
1934 – Chandu Borde, Indian cricketer and manager
1947 – Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricketer and politician
1960 – Amar Singh Chamkila, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
1968 – Aditya Srivastava, Indian actor
Death/ Death Anniversary
2013 – Lourembam Brojeshori Devi, Indian martial artist (b. 1981)
2015 – Dick Nanninga, Dutch footballer (b. 1949)
2016 – Dennis Green, American football player and coach (b. 1949)
2017 – John Heard, American film and television actor (b. 1946)
2018 – Alene Duerk, U.S. Navy first female admiral (b. 1920)