Sunday July 21, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

July 21: Day of the Week

July 21, 2024 is the 203rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

July 21 Historical Event(s)

230
Pope Pontian succeeds Urban I as the eighteenth pope.
1403
Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England.
1545
The first landing of French troops on the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight.
1831
Inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians.
1918
SMU U-156 shells Nauset Beach, in Orleans, Massachusetts.
1954
First Indochina War: The Geneva Conference partitions Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
1959
Elijah Jerry “Pumpsie” Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
1969
Space Race: Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission (July 20 in North America).
1983
The world’s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -89.2 °C.
2011
NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.

Who were born on July 21?

1870
Emil Orlik, Czech painter (d. 1932)
1903
Roy Neuberger, American financier (d. 2010)
1920
Constance Dowling, American actress (d. 1969)
1948
Art Hindle, Canadian actor
1960
Fritz Walter, German footballer
1960
Lance Guest, American actor
1969
Godfrey, American comedian
1972
Shinjiro Otani, Japanese professional wrestler
1978
Josh Hartnett, American actor
1978
Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer

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