February 21: Day of the Week
February 21, 2018 was the 52nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 313 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces 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 21: This Day in History
In addition, it’s the first day of the astronomical winter.
February 21 Historical Event(s)
- 362Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
- 1440The Prussian Confederation is formed.
- 1543Battle of Wayna Daga – A combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn.
- 1878The first telephone book is issued in New Haven, Connecticut.
- 1913Ioannina is incorporated into the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.
- 1945World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga.
- 1952“ভাষা আন্দোলন”, “Bengali Language Movement” occurred in East Pakistan(now Bangladesh).
- 1965Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.
- 1972The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.
- 1973Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108.
Who were born on February 21?
- 1821Charles Scribner I, American publisher (d. 1871)
- 1876Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (d. 1956)
- 1907W. H. Auden, English poet (d. 1973)
- 1942Margarethe von Trotta, German actress and film director
- 1946Anthony Daniels, British actor
- 1958Alan Trammell, baseball player and manager
- 1958Jack Coleman, American actor
- 1959José María Cano, Spanish musician
- 1989Kristin Herrera, American actress
- 1989Scout Taylor-Compton, American actress
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