On This Day 21 July

Important Days

Important Events

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.[5]
2012 – Erden Eruç completes the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

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)