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February 21

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on February 21. From 1900 until now. February 21 is under the sign of Pisces. Famous birthdays on this day include Alan Rickman (1946), Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979) and Ellen Page (1987). Several movies were released around February 21 over the years, such as Wheels of Destiny in 1934 directed by Alan James and It Happened One Night in 1934 directed by Frank Capra.
But much more happened on February 21 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around February 21 over the years?

Wheels of Destiny

Release year: 1934

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

It Happened One Night

Release year: 1934

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev

Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Country: United States of America

The Milky Way

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff, Alain Cuny, Edith Scob

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 21?


  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
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  • 2019 American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War: The United States' allies France and the United Kingdom say they won't keep their troops in Syria after the United States pulls out. (The Washington Post)
  • 2018 Operation Barkhane: Two French soldiers are killed after their armoured vehicle hits a roadside bomb in Mali. (France 24)
  • 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: Multiple suicide bombers kill at least six people near a district court in Charsadda. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack. (Al Jazeera)
  • 2016 Syrian Civil War: February 2016 Homs bombings: Twin bomb blasts hit the Syrian city of Homs with at least 57 people reportedly killed and more than 100 injured. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility. (Reuters) (AFP via Daily Mail) (BBC)February 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombings: At least 83 people are killed and 178 injured in a series of bombings in the Damascus suburb Sayyidah Zaynab, Rif Dimashq Governorate. ISIL again claims responsibility. (AFP via Yahoo! News) (CNN)
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Which were the most popular books released around February 21 over the years?

Viper Game

Year: 2015

By: Christine Feehan

Sink your teeth into this #1 New York Times bestselling GhostWalker novel—a “fantastic, sinister tale of danger and treachery”(RT Book Reviews).GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot knows the price he paid for the secret military experiments that gave him his special catlike abilities.

The Top Of The Hill

Year: 1980

By: Irwin Shaw

"The world famous author of Rich Man, Poor Man and Beggarman, Thief has created one of his most memorable characters for one of his most unusual novels; a brilliantly written story

Love Is Eternal

Year: 1955

By: Irving Stone

A politically-minded young lady and an awkward lawyer marry and eventually become President and First Lady


Year: 1991

By: Judith Krantz

"Captivating. Krantz's latest tome... is her most erotic yet. Dazzle sizzles." -- Daily News, Los Angeles. Now, Judith Krantz, best-selling author of Scruples, Mistral's Daughter, and

The Right Man

Year: 2003

By: David Frum

The Right Man is the first inside account of a historic year in the Bush White House, by the presidential speechwriter credited with the phrase axis of evil.

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