December 21 Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

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 Country Roads Christmas in 2022 directed by Marco Deufemia and Riptide in 2022 directed by Riptide.
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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Country Roads Christmas

Country Roads Christmas

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Marco Deufemia

Starring: Lanie McAuley, Bo Yokely, Roy Lewis, Lanette Ware



Release year: 2022

Directed by: Riptide



Release year: 2022

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

The Watch

The Watch

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer

Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Billy Crudup

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2020

Directed by: Caryn Cline


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: A joint military and police operation near Tumaco kills Walter Arizala, an Ecuadorian drug dealer and FARC dissident. Arizala was earlier this year wanted in connection with the assassination of two Ecuadorian journalists.
  • 2017 December 2017, Melbourne car attack: Nineteen victims were injured when a car crashed into pedestrians on the corner of Flinders Street, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Australia. The driver was arrested. Victoria Police believe the incident was a deliberate act, but not terrorist-related.
  • 2016 Terrorism is in Indonesia: Three Indonesian police officers are killed in a gunfight south Jakarta following the discovery of a bomb. In connection with alleged involvement in suicide bomb attack plans, fourteen people were arrested.
  • 2015 2015 Bagram suicide bombing. A suicide-bomb attack was carried out on a joint Afghan/U.S. patrol in Afghanistan's Parwan province. At least six U.S. troops were killed and six more were injured. Zabiullah Mojahid, the Taliban's spokesperson, claimed responsibility for the attack via a tweet.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 21 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Perfect
  • 2016 - Black Beatles
  • 2015 - Hello
  • 2014 - Blank Space
  • 2013 - The Monster
  • 2012 - Locked Out Of Heaven
  • 2011 - We Found Love
  • 2010 - Fireworkyoutube
  • 2009 - Empire State Of Mind
  • 2008 - Live Your Life
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Thunder
  • 2016 - Heathens
  • 2015 - Ex's & Oh's
  • 2014 - Take Me To Church
  • 2013 - Royals
  • 2012 - Ho Hey
  • 2011 - Lonely Boy
  • 2010 - Tighten Up
  • 2009 - Break


Which were the most popular books released around December 21 over the years?
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Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die by Willie Nelson

Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die

Year: 2012


When I get my wings, you won't see any tears or sadness. It's my turn to fly. Call your friends and say that there's a party.

The Reckoning by John Grisham

The Reckoning

Year: 2018


One morning in 1946, a decorated World War II veteran walks into his Methodist Church in Mississippi and shoots and kills his friend.

Water, Water Everywhere by Emily Kimbrough

Water, Water Everywhere

Year: 1956


Enjoyment of gay adventures and mishaps on a trip.

Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen

Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man

Year: 1994


A comic who is a man's comic is now a bookseller's dream. Tim Allen, the star of ABC's Home Improvement and the #1 TV show, has written the book that millions have been waiting for: the naked truth about Allen's …

Bring On The Empty Horses by David Niven

Bring On The Empty Horses

Year: 1975


David Niven is a well-known actor in Britain. He was the archetypal English gentleman and starred in more than ninety films. He is also a great chronicler.

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