February 14: Day of the Week
February 14, 2021 was the 45th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 320 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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February 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1076Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1852Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, the first hospital providing in-patient beds specifically for children in the English-speaking world, is founded in London.
- 1903The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into Department of Commerce and Department of Labor).
- 1912In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
- 1924The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
- 1944World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
- 1953New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1981Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
- 199092 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.
- 2004In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
Who were born on February 14?
- 1904Charles Oatley, British electrical engineer (d. 1996)
- 1916Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (d. 1996)
- 1933Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
- 1942Michael Bloomberg, American media mogul and politician
- 1943Aaron Russo, American movie producer (d. 2007)
- 1946Gregory Hines, American dancer and actor (d. 2003)
- 1951JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
- 1960Jim Kelly, American football player
- 1983Rhydian Roberts, Welsh singer and reality show contestant
- 1989Néstor Calderón, Mexican footballer
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