January 21

January 21 is under the sign of Aquarius. Famous birthdays on this day include Marie Trintignant (1962), Geena Davis (1956) and Vanessa Hessler (1988). Several movies were released around January 21 over the years, such as Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 1964 directed by Stanley Kubrick and Gunga Din in 1939 directed by George Stevens.
But much more happened on January 21 over the years: find out below

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

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States of America

Gunga Din

Release year: 1939

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Country: United States of America

Broadway Danny Rose

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Sandy Baron

Sleeping Beauty

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Country: United States of America

Man's Favorite Sport?

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy, John McGiver

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 21?


  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day


  • 2019 Maidan Shar attack: A Taliban attack on a National Directorate of Security compound in the central Maidan Wardak Province, kills 126 security personnel, according to local officials. (The Guardian)
  • 2018 Six insurgents kill at least 18 people, including 4 Afghans and 14 foreigners, in a 13-hour gun battle. The Afghan Interior Ministry says that the siege ended when the last gunman was shot dead. NATO reports that "no foreign troops" died. The Taliban claim that they sent five suicide bombers armed with hand grenades and AK-47 assault rifles. The Afghan government blames the attack on the Pakistan-based Haqqani network. (CBS News), (AP via NBC News), (BBC)
  • 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: 2017 Parachinar bombing: At least 22 people are killed and around 90 injured after a bomb explodes at a vegetable market in Parachinar in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. (Al Jazeera), (AP), (Bernama via AstroAwan), (Radio Pakistan)Lashkar-i-Jhangvi al-Alami and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan released joint statements claiming responsibility through text messages sent to journalists. (Dawn News), (Reuters)
  • 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Al-Shabaab militants attack the Lido or beach area in Mogadishu. At least 20 people are reportedly killed. (BBC) (The Telegraph)
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Which were the most popular books released around January 21 over the years?

The Arms Of Krupp

Year: 1969

By: William Manchester

The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the standard for effectiveness.


Year: 1998

By: Don DeLillo

A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of

Playing for Pizza

Year: 2008

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERRick Dockery is the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually gets into the game.

Assholes Finish First

Year: 2011

By: Tucker Max

The best gift for the dudes and bros in your life: the fratire New York Times bestseller Assholes Finish First, featuring twenty-five new and exclusive stories by Tucker Max.What

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

Year: 2007

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES “Both an American tragedy and …

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