Daily Calendar for Friday, March 21, 2025


  • Pocahontas (aka Rebecca Rolfe, funeral occurred on this date) –
  • Frederick Winslow Taylor (father of scientific managementβ€β€œ) –
  • Macdonald Carey (actor) –
  • Herman Talmadge (governor & U.S. senator) –
  • Rabbi Israel Miller (leader of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) –
  • Johnny Bristol (producer, songwriter, & singer) –
  • Ludmilla Tcherina (French-artist & ballet star) –
  • Barney Martin (actor) –
  • Bernard Lacoste (head of fashion company best known for its crocodile-crested polo shirts) –
  • James Rebhorn (actor) –


  • Johann Sebastian Bach (composer; Old Style date) –
  • Modest Mussorgsky (composer) –
  • Florenz Ziegfeld (theatrical producer) –
  • Halton Christian Arp (American astronomer) –
  • Jules Bergman (newsman) –
  • James Coco (actor) –
  • Timothy Dalton (actor) –
  • Gary Oldman (actor) –
  • Ayrton Senna (race car driver) –
  • Matthew Broderick (actor) –
  • Rosie O'Donnell (comedienne & actress) –


  • Thomas Jefferson reported to President Washington in NY as the new Secretary of State–
  • Jane Croly organized first club for professional women, Sorosis, in New York City–
  • Journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expedition into Africa to locate the missing Scottish missionary, David Livingstone–
  • World War I Second Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest in history, began in France–
  • United Nations established temporary headquarters in New York City, at Hunter College–
  • DJ Alan Freed hosted the first rock-n-roll concert, Cleveland, Ohio. Reportedly, 25,000 people showed up, though only 10,000 seats were available–
  • Sharpeville Massacre took place in S. Africa when blacks besieged Johannesburg police station protesting law requiring all blacks to carry papers–
  • The federal prison on Alcatraz Island, California, closed after 29 years of operation–
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands of civil rights demonstrators on a 50+ mile walk from Selma to Montgomery, AL, demanding voting rights for African Americans–
  • Order of Canada, to honor outstanding contributions to society and country, instituted–
  • Royals was the winning name for the new Kansas City baseball team–
  • The Guess Who’s β€œAmerican Woman” was released as a single–
  • Soviet sub collided with USS Kitty Hawk–
  • U.S. figure skater Debi Thomas became the first African American woman to win the world’s championship, Geneva, Switzerland–
  • After 33 years, Dick Clark announced he was stepping down as host of American Bandstand–
  • Former NBA star Michael Jordan was dropped from the White Sox major league baseball roster and sent to minor league spring training camp–
  • Rajveer Meena recited 70,000 decimal places of pi–


  • Tornado swept through southeastern U.S., killing more than 300 people–

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