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 The General in 1926 directed by Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton and Andrei Rublev in 1966 directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.
But much more happened on December 21 over the years: find out below

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released around December 21 over the years?
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The General

The General

Release year: 1926

Directed by: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Country: United States of America

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Country: United States of America

Tol'able David

Tol'able David

Release year: 1921

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette, Walter P. Lewis, Ernest Torrence

Country: United States of America

Bellissima

Bellissima

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella, Gastone Renzelli

Country: United States of America

The African Queen

The African Queen

Release year: 1951

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 21?


Holidays

  • 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.

Events

  • 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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Books

Which were the most popular books released around December 21 over the years?
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Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel

Answered Prayers

Year: 2002

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Danielle Steel’s 56th bestselling novel is about family and friendship, about one woman’s struggle to break free from the past—and the man who helps her triumph.

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

Year: 1955

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One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play

Year: 1966

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

My Favorite Things by Dorothy F. Rodgers

My Favorite Things

Year: 1964

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My Favorite Things: A Personal Guide to Decorating and Entertaining, 1964, Dorothy Rodgers. Illustrated with 20 full page color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket, 279 pages, published by Avenel Books.

The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman

Year: 1969

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Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

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