Today in History October 21
Today was an interesting day in history. How history making was Your Day?
A 17-year-old Ella Fitzgerald goes to New York’s Apollo Theater to dance on stage for Amateur Night, but opts to sing instead. She wins the competition with her renditions of Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Judy’ and the Boswell Sisters’ ‘The Object of My Affection,’ and an American music legend is born.
Alice Calhoun, American Silent film actress (Flowing Gold), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1966)
Jim Bishop, author (The Day Lincoln was Shot)
Christopher Tolkien, British author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, born in Leeds, England
- Billie Jean King
- Boris Becker