Born this day:
Fred Sadoff (1926 - 1994) US Actor – Born 21st October Peter Mandelson, politician During the last Labour government, Mandelson was one of the most powerful politicians in the UK - and openly gay,after being outed by the gay former MP Matthew Parris
American jazz pianist and composer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio.Doeschka Meijsing Dutch writer, born in Eindhoven. She won the AKO Literatuurprijs in 2000 for her novel "De tweede man", and in 2008 the Ferdinand Bordewijk Prize for her novel "Over de liefde" ("About Love").
Sodomy in History, October 21
1893 — The New Orleans Mascot features a cover picture of their concept of two Lesbians with the heading: "Good God! The Crimes of Sodom and Gomorrah Discounted."
1985 — The Louisiana Supreme Court upholds that part of the crime against nature law that includes solicitation for money.
Calendar of Sodomy, October