All About October 21st

All About October 21st

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

October 21st Holidays

  • Apple Day
    Apple Day is an annual celebration of apples and orchards, held on October 21st. No better time then October to go out and pick some apples and enjoy the last couple warm days we have left!
  • Babbling Day
    Do you know someone who non-stop talks when you run into them? Well today turn it around on them. It’s your turn to do the babbling. Today we celebrate babbling. Whether you are just going on and on to a friend or whether you are talking silly to a baby, today we celebrate those who babble.
  • Celebration of the Mind Day
    Celebration of the Mind Day is observed on October 21st which is the birthday of Martin Gardner, American writer, polymath, and magician. This day was created the Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation, Celebration of Mind (CoM)  to unite people for a day to explore puzzles, games, math, and magic. 
  • Count Your Buttons Day
    On October 21st your are encouraged to count your buttons, organize and if you need to replenish your stash, then do it today. Us crafters, seamstresses, sewer and sewists understand the need to have a broad collection of buttons!
  • Garbanzo Bean Day
    Today, October 21st is a day to celebrate Garbanzo beans. So today, why not try out this recipe for Garbanzo Bean Hummus?
  • Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day
    Observed on October 21 to raise awareness regarding the importance of iodine in an individual’s development.  Iodine is an element present in salt that is needed to regulate the thyroid hormone in our body, which in turn is responsible for a person’s overall growth.
  • International Day of the Nacho
    Nachos are named after  Ignacio Anaya, who worked at the Old Victory Club in Piedras Negras in 1943. Nacho is a nickname for the name Ignacio. This club was situation next to a  military base. One day after a day of shopping some military wives stopped by the restaurant to eat. There was not a lot of food left after the dinner rush so Anaya fried up some tortillas and covered them in  cheese which turned to what we now call nachos.
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
    October 21st is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, so here is a recipe for you to try out.
  • Reptile Awareness Day
    On October 21st National Reptile Awareness Day promotes education, conservation, appreciation for reptiles. learning about different types of reptiles, their natural habitats, and the ecological threats they face. 

October 21st Horoscope is Libra

  • Date range: September 23 – October 22
    Libra About You Pinback Button
  • 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 Campbell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Efron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue and Gwen Stefani, Evander Holyfield, 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,  Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie in 1946Massachusetts 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.
  • 1928 – The #1 movie is The Cameraman.
  • 1940 – The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
  • 1946 – The #1 song on the US Billboard was Rumors Are Flying by Frankie Carle and His Orchestra.
  • 1952 – Patti Davis, American actress and author was born.
  • 1952 – The #1 song on the Billboard was I Went to Your Wedding by Patti Page.Kim Kardashian 2011
  • 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.
  • 1970 – The #1 movie was Trog.
  • 1973 – Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to  Carrie Fisher 2013-a straightenedscore 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. [Ati]
  • 1980 –  Kim Kardashian, American model, actress was born in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1980 – The #1 song on the US Billboard was Another One Bites the Dust by Queen.
  • 1982 – The #1 movie was First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone.
  • 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.Artist's impression dwarf planet Eris
  • 2008 – The #1 song on the Billboard was Live Your Life by T.I. featuring Rihanna.
  • 2012 – The #1 movie was Paranormal Activity 4.
  • 2020 –  U.S. is keeping its borders with Canada and Mexico closed for another month in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. [USA Today]

Thank you to our sources for info and graphics: Wiki, Time and Date, Checkiday.

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