January 21

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on January 21. From 1900 until now. 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 The Usual Suspects in 1995 directed by Bryan Singer and The Grapes of Wrath in 1940 directed by John Ford.
But much more happened on January 21 over the years: find out below

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The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Country: United States of America

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

Release year: 1940

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Country: United States of America

Diabolique

Diabolique

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Country: United States of America

Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

Country: United States of America

Escuela de vagabundos

Escuela de vagabundos

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Rogelio A. González

Starring: Pedro Infante, Miroslava, Blanca de Castejón, Óscar Pulido

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 21?


Holidays

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

Events

  • 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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Books

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The American Way Of Death by Jessica Mitford

The American Way Of Death

Year: 1964

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"Mitford's funny and unforgiving book is the best memento mori we are likely to get. It should be updated and reissued each decade for our spiritual health."--The

The Hostage by W. E. B. Griffin

The Hostage

Year: 2006

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The second novel in W.E.B. Griffin's new bestselling series finds Presidential Agent Charley Castillo investigating the death of an American diplomat in Argentina, the kidnapping of the diplomat's wife, and a

From The Corner Of His Eye by Dean Koontz

From The Corner Of His Eye

Year: 2001

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This is the story of a boy who loses his sight, and then mysteriously regains it. It is the story of a courageous band of seekers and a relentless killer.

The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher In The Rye

Year: 1952

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Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories--particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme With Love and Squalor--will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full …

At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange

At Dawn We Slept

Year: 1982

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At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S.

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