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April 21st

April 21st is the 111th day of the year (112th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 21st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 21st

1619 Jan van Riebeeck (founder of Cape Town)

1816 Charlotte Brontë (author)

Charlotte Brontë

1905 Pat Brown (government of California 1959-1967)

1915 Anthony Quinn (actor)

Anthony Quinn

1922 Alistair MacLean (author)

1923 John Mortimer (lawyer, author)

1926 Queen Elizabeth II (British Queen)

Queen Elizabeth II

1947 Iggy Pop (singer)

1950 Tony Danza (actor)

Tony Danza

1958 Andie Macdowell (actress)

1959 Robert Smith (singer - The Cure)

1979 James McAvoy (actor)

April 21st in History

753 BC Traditional date for founding of Rome by Romulus.

1509 Henry VIII ascends to the throne of England upon the death of his father Henry VII.

Henry VIII

1615 Inauguration of Wignacourt Aqueduct in Malta by the Order of Saint John.

1782 City of Bangkok founded.

1836 Texan forces win the Battle of San Jacinto, establishing Texas' independence from Mexico.

1898 US begins blockade of Cuba. When US Congress issues a declaration of war on April 25th, it says a state of war existed since this date.

1914 Ypiranga incident: A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the US Navy.

1918 Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, is shot down near the Somme in France.

1952 Secretary's Day is first celebrated.

1960 The capital of Brazil becomes the new purpose-built city, Brasilia.


1962 Space Needle opened in Seattle.

Space Needle

1965 The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for a second season.

1966 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica.

Haile Selassie

1967 A military coup overthrows the government of Greece.

1977 Annie opens on broadway.

April 21st is also

City Birthday (Rome)

Secretaries' Day (Administrative Professionals' Day)

Secretaries' Day

Grounation Day: Celebration of Emperor Haile Selassie visiting Jamaica (Rastafari movement).

Haile Selassie

San Jacinto Day (Texas)


People born on April 21st are Taurus


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