October 21 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Saint Ursula's Day British Virgin Islands Public Holiday
Overseas Chinese Day Taiwan Observance
World War II Victims Remembrance Day Serbia Observance
President Ndadaye's Day Burundi Public Holiday
Count your Buttons Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Army Day Honduras National Holiday
Apple Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Reptile Awareness Day - Unofficial (Animals)
National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Products & Technology )
National Heroes' Day Jamaica Public Holiday
Sukkot V Israel Observance, Hebrew
International Day Of The Nacho - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)

Historical Events on October 21

  • 1797: The U.S Navy Frigate, the USS Constitution, is launched from Boston Harbor.
  • 1805: French and Spanish forces under Admiral Villeneuve is defeated by British naval forces led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson.
  • 1861: Confederate forces defeat Colonel Edward Baker and his Union forces at the Battle of Ball’s Ball during the American Civil War.
  • 1867: The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed and requires Native America Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in Western Oklahoma.
  • 1879: An application for a patent for the incandescent light bulb is put into the U.S. Patent Office by Thomas Edison.
  • 1888: The Swiss Social Democratic Party is founded.
  • 1944: A Japanese fighter plane attacks the HMAS Australia located off of Leyte Island during the beginning of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1944: German civilians are killed by Soviet forces during the Nemmersdorf Massacre.
  • 1944: During the Battle of Aachen, the city falls after 3-weeks of assault by Allied forces. This makes Aachen the first German city to fall to the Allies.

Famous Birthdays on October 21

  • English poet and philosopher, Samuel Taylor Coleridge is born in 1772
  • Italian baritone Filippo Colini is born in 1811.
  • Swedish scientist, dynamite inventor and founder of the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel is born in 1833.
  • American baseball player and coach, Whitey Ford is born in 1928.
  • American basketball player and coach, Vern Mikkelsen is born in 1928.
  • English author and poet Maureen Duffy is born in 1933.
  • Canadian ice hockey player Carl Brewer is born in 1938.
  • American actress Rhoda Germignani is born in 1940.
  • American judge and TV personality, Judith Sheindlin is born in 1942.
  • American economist and Nobel Prize laureate Christopher A. Sims is born in 1942.
  • American singer-songwriter Matthew Friedberger is born in 1972.
  • American football player Orlando Thomas is born in 1972.
  • American pianist and composer Charlie Lowell is born in 1973.