December 21

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on December 21. From 1900 until now. December 21 is under the sign of Sagittarius. Famous birthdays on this day include Emmanuel Macron (1977), Jane Fonda (1937) and Samuel L Jackson (1948). Several movies were released around December 21 over the years, such as Devdas in 1955 directed by Bimal Roy and Scarlet Street in 1945 directed by Fritz Lang.
But much more happened on December 21 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around December 21 over the years?
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Release year: 1955

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal, Suchitra Sen

Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay

Country: United States of America

Smiles of a Summer Night

Smiles of a Summer Night

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist

Country: United States of America

Leave Her to Heaven

Leave Her to Heaven

Release year: 1945

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Release year: 1950

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 21?


  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.


  • 2018 Colombian conflict: Ecuadorian drug trafficker and FARC dissident Walter Arizala is killed in a joint police and military operation near Tumaco. Arízala was wanted for the murder of two Ecuadorian journalists earlier in the year. (BBC)
  • 2017 December 2017 Melbourne car attack: Nineteen people are injured after a car crashes into pedestrians at the corner of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street in Melbourne, Australia. The driver is arrested. Victoria Police believe that the incident was a "deliberate act" but not terrorism-related. (The Age) (The Observer)
  • 2016 Terrorism in Indonesia: Indonesian police kill three people in a gunfight south of Jakarta after a bomb is found. Fourteen people are arrested in connection to alleged involvement in plans for suicide bomb attacks. (Reuters) (Reuters² via Free Malaysia Today)
  • 2015 2015 Bagram suicide bombing: A suicide-bomb attack on a joint Afghan-U.S. patrol near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan's Parwan Province, kills at least six U.S. soldiers and wounds another six. The Taliban's spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, claims responsibility for the attack in a message on Twitter. (Reuters) (The Washington Post)
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Which were the most popular books released around December 21 over the years?
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Echoes by Danielle Steel


Year: 2004


Against a vivid backdrop of history, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of love and war, acts of faith and acts of betrayal…and of three generations of women as they journey

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself

Year: 1984


The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard and his buddies, "gallivanting" meant hanging out at the local store, eating Zagnut candy bars, and drinking "Big Orange bellywashers."

Anyone Can Make A Million by Morton Shulman

Anyone Can Make A Million

Year: 1967


Provided encouragement down the beginnings of an entrepreneurial path . . .

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

Year: 1972



The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

The Pelican Brief

Year: 1992


In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death.

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