On This Day: November 21

Tornado Talk Summary

The Widespread November 21-23, 1992 Tornado Outbreak: One of the largest fall tornado outbreaks in the US occurred from November 21 through November 23 in 1992. Per the NOAA National Disaster Survey Report, “a total of 94 tornado tracks were identified during this widespread episode which was usually intense for November.” There was a total of 6 tornadoes rated F4 and 15 rated F3. Over 600 injuries reported and twenty-six fatalities. Read the overview summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

November 21, 1934: A possible F2 tornado moved east from 5 miles west of McGehee, AR to the edge of town. Several barns and tenant homes were destroyed. Two children were killed. One was in a tenant home and the other “in a tent that travelers had put up for the night.”

Twister From The 2000s

November 21, 2011: An EF0 tornado hit southwest of Horatio, AR. It downed several trees. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 21, 1985: 40 mph wind gusts brought blizzard conditions to western South Dakota. Several roads were closed due to the blowing and drifting snow. Source

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1973, US President Richard Nixon’s attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1694, Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers, was born in Paris, France. He died in 1778. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1931, Horror film “Frankenstein” is released, starring Boris Karloff as the monster, directed by James Whale and based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1970, Two months after his death Jimi Hendrix was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return)’ the closing track on Electric Ladyland, the third and final album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This was the guitarist’s only UK No.1 single. Hendrix’s solo on the track was named the 11th greatest solo of all-time in Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Guitar Solos. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 21, 1980: A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). Eighty-seven people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history. Image credit: Clark County Gov, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Note:  There are some images/videos in our summaries that were licensed to us to be used only on this website. If you would like to use an image/video in your project or blog, please contact us and we will grant permission if possible.

Newspaper clips are embedded via newspapers.com. Please see their terms and conditions.


Would you like to see more summaries like this one?  Support Tornado Talk on Patreon! Become a Patron!

You cannot copy content of this page