February 21st: What is special about this date?

February 21st marks the 52nd day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year (or 314 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on February 21st, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to February 21st and what happened on February 21st in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about February 21st.


February 21st: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On February 21st there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Alan Rickman
    Alan Rickman (1946)

    Alan Rickman was a renowned British actor known for his roles in films such as Harry Potter and Die Hard.

  • Jordan Peele
    Jordan Peele (1979)

    Jordan peele is a comedian known for his work on the sketch comedy show key & peele and for his critically acclaimed horror films get out...

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
    Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979)

    Jennifer love hewitt is an american actress, singer, and producer known for her roles in popular tv shows such as 'party of five' and 'ghost...

  • Ashley Greene
    Ashley Greene (1987)

    Ashley greene is an american actress and model best known for her role as alice cullen in the twilight film series.

  • Ellen Page
    Ellen Page (1987)

    Ellen page is a canadian actress known for her roles in movies such as juno and inception.

  • Nina Simone
    Nina Simone (1933)

    American jazz singer.

  • Mélanie Laurent
    Mélanie Laurent (1983)

    French actress, director, singer, and writer.

  • Christine Ebersole
    Christine Ebersole (1953)

    Tony Award-winning actress with a successful career in Broadway and television.

  • Kelsey Grammer
    Kelsey Grammer (1955)

    American actor.

  • William Baldwin
    William Baldwin (1963)

    American screenwriter and producer of actor actors.

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February 21st: who died on this date?

On February 21st the following celebrities died:

  • Peter Tork
    Peter Tork (2019)

    Peter tork was an american musician and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the 1960s pop group the monkees.

  • John Thaw
    John Thaw (2002)

    English actor and producer, played inspector morse (d. 2002).

  • Ina Claire
    Ina Claire (1985)

    Stage and film actress who appeared in 'The Awful Truth' and 'Ninotchka.

  • Louis Hayward
    Louis Hayward (1985)

    Johannesburg, south africa -- actor (lone wolf, survivors).

  • Malcolm X (1965)

    American activist, who rose from humble beginnings to become a national civil rights activist.

  • Cherica Easton (2019)

    Grammy-winning pop singer known for hits like 'Gypsy, Tramps & Thieves'.

  • Malik El Shabazz (1965)

    Also known as Malcolm X, he was a prominent figure in the Nation of Islam and a leading voice in the African-American civil rights movement.

  • Gertrude Elion (1999)

    Gertrude Elion was a Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist and pharmacologist who made significant contributions to the development of...

  • Herberta Lackner (1973)

    Renowned opera singer known for her powerful voice and emotional performances.

  • Gershom Scholem (1982)

    German-born israeli jewish historian and philosopher, born in germany.

  • See all famous people who died on February 21st


February 21st: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On February 21st, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Pisces according to the Western Zodiac.

Pisces zodiac sign

February 21st: what is special about the Pisces sign?

The Pisces sign encompasses people born between February 19th and March 20th.

You can discover Pisces's personality traits and attitude and Pisces's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Pisces born in February discover why February born are so special.


February 21st: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on February 21st in history:

  • Feb 21, 1915: 20th Russian Army corps surrenders.
  • Feb 21, 1942: US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn.
  • Feb 21, 1945: British Army captures Goch.
  • Feb 21, 1952: Dick Button performs first figure skating triple jump in competition.
  • Feb 21, 1981: Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
  • Feb 21, 1985: Largest NBA crowd to date: 44,970 (Atlanta Hawks at Detroit Pistons).
  • Feb 21, 1988: Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation
  • Feb 21, 1995: RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
  • Feb 21, 1999: The Albertinkatu shootings in Helsinki, Finland: Three men are killed and one is wounded at a shooting range.
  • Feb 21, 2004: Rome is home to the European Greens, the first European political party organization.
  • Feb 21, 2011: Arab Spring
  • Feb 21, 2014: Euromaidan: The Ukrainian government agrees to form a unity government, and to hold early elections.

What day of the year is February 21st?

February 21st marks the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year (or 314 days in case of leap years).

February 21st is the 21st day of the month of February.