Monday 21 October 1929
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 21, 1929). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ursula Le Guin and Pierre Bellemare.
The Virginian, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1929 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Ursula Le Guin: American poet and science-fiction writer.
- Pierre Bellemare: Boulogne-Billt Journalist.
- Ursula K[roeber] Le Guin: United States -- Sci-fi author (Tombs of Atuan).
- Ursula K Le Guin: American author.
- Fritz Hollaus: Austrian footballer (d. 1994).