A total of 9 tornadoes were confirmed in Oklahoma on October 21, 2017. All but two tornado were given EF1 ratings. The other two were given an unknown rating. We look at one of the EF1 tornadoes in this summary. Path length was 3.4 miles. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 21, 1949: An F1 tornado skipped approximately six miles through parts of Taylor and Jones Counties in Texas. A small home was lifted 50 feet in the air near Abilene. One of four occupants was killed.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
October 21, 1966: Heavy rain triggered a type of mudslide known as a soil-slip that engulfed several homes and a school in Aberfan, Wales. 144 people were killed, including five teachers and 109 children at the school. Source.
On this day in 1917, Dizzy Gillespie, byname of John Birks Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader who was one of the seminal figures of the bebop movement, was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. He died in 1993. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1964, the Film version of “My Fair Lady” directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premiered in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1965)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1965, Bill Black, Elvis Presley’s bass player, (1954-57), died four months after receiving surgery to remove a brain tumour, aged 39. With guitarist Scotty Moore, and Elvis Presley on rhythm guitar, Black played on ‘That’s All Right (Mama)’, Heartbreak Hotel, ‘Baby Let’s Play House’, ‘Mystery Train’, ‘Hound Dog’; ‘Jailhouse Rock’ in the late 1950s. Black, Scotty Moore and drummer D. J. Fontana toured extensively during Presley’s early career. After leaving Presley Black formed Bill Black’s Combo. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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