October 21: Day of the Week
October 21, 2021 is the 294th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1512Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.
- 1912During the First Balkan War, Kardzhali is liberated by Bulgarian forces
- 1959President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order transferring Wernher von Braun and other German scientists from the United States Army to NASA.
- 1965Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.
- 1966Aberfan disaster: A slag heap collapses on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren.
- 1969A coup d'état in Somalia brings Siad Barre to power.
- 1971A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping centre in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, Scotland.
- 1986In Lebanon, pro-Iranian kidnappers claim to have abducted American writer Edward Tracy (he is released in August 1991).
- 1987Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.
- 2003Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.
Who were born on October 21?
- 1650Jean Bart, French admiral (d. 1702)
- 1924Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Queen of Salsa (d. 2003)
- 1929Ursula K. Le Guin, American author
- 1931Vivian Pickles, English actress
- 1946Lux Interior, American singer (The Cramps) (d. 2009)
- 1959Rose McDowall, Scottish musician
- 1966Arne Sandstø, Norwegian footballer
- 1969Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, crown prince of Bahrain
- 1972Felicity Andersen, Australian actress
- 1972Masakazu Morita, seiyu and actor
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