Phantis:Selected anniversaries/October 21
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- 1831: Georgios Mavromichalis was executed for the murder of Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias
- 1931: Thousands of Cypriots marched on the governor's mansion in Lefkosia and set it afire.
- 1952: Speaking at a meeting of the Communist Party of the USSR, Nikolaos Zachariadis proclaimed that "Papagos and Plastiras are no different. All dogs are the same".
- 1953: Alexandra Ladikou was voted Miss World first runner-up.
- 1972: An Olympic Airways NIHON YS-11 crashed off the coast of Voula, Athens. 37 drowned, 19 were rescued.
- Births: Nikos Engonopoulos, painter and poet (1907)
- Deaths: Tom Carvel, Greek-American businessman (1990), Georgios Zoitakis, member of the junta that ruled Greece from 1967-1974 (1996), Yiannis Zigdis, politician (1997).