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Monday, October 21, 2019.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1950 - Chinese forces occupy Tibet
  • 1950 - Death penality abolished in Belgium
  • 1950 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation
  • 1950 - Tom Powers of Duke scores 6 touchdowns
  • 1952 - Dutch govt refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)
  • 1954 - Dorothy Parker/Arnaud d'Usseau's "Ladies of the Corridor," premieres
  • 1954 - Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea
  • 1956 - Betty Dodd wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • 1957 - Giants purchase Class-A Phoenix team
  • 1957 - Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens
  • 1957 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • 1958 - 1st women in English House of Lords
  • 1959 - Contra revolutionaries bomb Havana
  • 1959 - Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens (NYC)
  • 1959 - Players Assn approves 2 All-Star Games in 1960, to be held in KC & NY
  • 1960 - 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched
  • 1960 - JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)
  • 1961 - Barbra Striesand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"
  • 1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • 1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
  • 1964 - Abebe Bikila runs world/olympic record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • 1964 - Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
  • 1965 - KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward
  • 1965 - Robert B Woodward awarded Nobel prize for chemistry
  • 1965 - Vivian Beaumont Theater (NYC) opens
  • 1966 - 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales
  • 1967 - Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
  • 1967 - Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon
  • 1969 - Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)
  • 1969 - Leonard Gersh' "Butterflies are Free," premieres in NYC
  • 1969 - Willy Burns elected chancellor of West Germany
  • 1969 - Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somali
  • 1970 - 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 1970 - Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways
  • 1970 - Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
  • 1971 - "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 perfs
  • 1971 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda
  • 1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971 - William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan
  • 1972 - "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1972 - "Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 perfs
  • 1972 - "Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances