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February 21st

February 21st is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year (314 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 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 February 21st

1876 Joseph Meister (first person to be vaccinated against rabies)

1893 Andrés Segovia (guitarist)

1896 Nirala (poet and author)

1904 Alexei Kosygin (Soviet politician)

1907 W. H. Auden (poet)

1910 Douglas Bader (fighter pilot)

1910 Eddie Waring (sports commentator)

1924 Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwean Prime Minister 1980-1987, Zimbabwean President 1987-)

Robert Mugabe

1925 Sam Peckinpah (film director)

1927 Hubert de Givenchy (fashion designer)

1933 Nina Simone (singer)

1946 Tyne Daly (actress)

Tyne Daly

1946 Alan Rickman (actor)

1952 Jean-Jacques Burnel (bass player, singer - The Stranglers)

1953 William Petersen (actor)

1955 Kelsey Grammer (actor)

1962 Chuck Palahniuk (author, journalist)

1963 William Baldwin (actor)

1976 Charlotte Church (singer)

1996 Sophie Turner (actress)

February 21st in History

1440 The Prussian Confederation is formed.

1842 John Greenough is granted a US patent for a sewing machine.

1848 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Communist Manifesto.

Karl Marx

1878 First telephone directory published in New Haven, Connecticut.

1885 The Washington Monument is dedicated.

Washington Monument

1925 First edition of The New Yorker magazine published.

1941 Third of three successive nights of German bombing ("Three Nights Blitz") devastates the city center of Swansea.

1948 NASCAR is incorporated.

1952 Identity cards abolished in UK.

1965 Malcolm X assassinated.

1972 US President, Richard Nixon, visits the People's Republic of China.

Richard M. Nixon

1974 As agreed in a peace treaty, the last Israeli soldiers leave the West bank of the Suez canal.

February 21st is also

Language Martyrs' Day (Bangladesh)

UNESCO International Mother Language Day

Feast of Saint Peter Damian (Catholicism)


People born on February 21th are Pisces


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