Born this dayClaire Waldoff ( 1884 – 1957 ) German
Singer / EntertainerPeter Mandelson (1953 – ) UK
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").
William Dale Jennings ( 1917 – 2000 ) US
Author / Activist
Fred Sadoff (1926 - 1994) US
Doeschka Meijsing (1947 - ) Dutch
Scott Smith (1948 – 1995 ) US
Activist [Lover of Harvey Milk]
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.John C Goss ( 1958 – ) US
Artist / Author
Mark Finch ( 1961 – 1995 ) UK
Actor / Film Promoter
Trev Broudy ( 1968 – ) US
Actor / Presenter / Model / Hate Crime Victim
Died this dayPietro Aretino ( 1492 – 1556) Italian
Author / Playwright / Poet
Jack Kerouac ( 1922 – 1969 ) US
Author / Poet / Artist
Sodomy in history, October 21st
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.