Events on April 21

Many people in India an elsewhere will be celebrating the birthday of someone born in Austria on Apr 20, 1889. Instead, we now look at April 21.

April 21 is “Civil Service Day” in India.

Births:

1864: Max Weber, sociologist

1882: Percy Bridgman, physicist

1915: Anthony Quinn, actor

1922: Alistair Maclean, writer.

1926: Queen Elizabeth II

1945: S. Venkataraghavan, cricketer

Deaths:

1910: Mark Twain, writer

1946: John Maynard Keynes, economist

1971: Francois Duvalier, dictator of Haiti

2013: Shakuntala Devi, show business

2015: J. B. Patnaik, politician

Note: There was some speculation as to whether Queen Elizabeth would abdicate on her birthday following the death of Prince Philip. April 21 is her actual birthday, while it is an official celebration in June to make it a more convenient public holiday.

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