All About October 21st
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
October 21st Holidays
- Apple Day
- Babbling Day
- Celebration of the Mind Day
- Count Your Buttons Day
- Garbanzo Bean Day
- Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day
- International Day of the Nacho
- National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
- Reptile Awareness Day
October 21st Horoscope is Libra
- Date range: September 23 – October 22
- Element: Air
- Quality: Cardinal
- Color: Pink, Green
- Ruler: Venus
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
- Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
- Famous Libras: Neve Cambell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Effron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Surandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue and Gwen Stefani, Evender Holyfirld, John Lithgow and Carrie Fisher.
October 21st Trivia
- 1772 – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, philosopher was born.
- 1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.
- 1879 – Thomas Edison applies for a patent for his design for an incandescent light bulb.
- 1833 – Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. Known for inventing dynamite, was born in Stockholm, Sweden.
- 1917 – Dizzy Gillespie, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader was born.
- 1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting U.S. President against lynching in the deep South.
- 1940 – The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
- 1952 – Patti Davis, American actress and author was born.
- 1956 – Carrie Fisher, American actress, screenwriter, author known for her role as Princess Leah in the movie, Star Wars, was born in , Los Angeles, CA.
- 1959 – In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens to the public.
- 1959 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order transferring Wernher von Braun and other German scientists from the United States Army to NASA.
- 1959 – The Guggenheim Museum opens displaying the world’s most celebrated and sought-after contemporary artists.
- 1973 – Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
- 1978 – Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
- 1980 – Kim Kardashian, American model, actress was born in Los Angeles, California.
- 1986 – Natalee Holloway, the notorious American missing person was born.
- 2005 – Images 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.