Thursday October 21, 2010: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/21/2010, UK date format: 21/10/2010

October 21st, 2010 was the 294th day of the year 2010 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars.

Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2010 while Bad Blood by John Sandford was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Gigantic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DJMAX Portable Hot Tunes or Alpha Protocol.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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October 21, 2010 Events

What happened on October 21, 2010?

Historical Events

  • At least seven people are killed in a bomb attack on a bus that was travelling on Mindanao, a southern Philippine island.
  • In attacks on Afghanistan, Taliban militants are suspected to have killed an International Security Assistance Force soldier (ISAF) and five Afghan policemen.
  • Nick Lane, a biochemist, wins the Royal Society Science Book Prize in recognition of his work on 'Life Ascending. The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution.'
  • Protests in France
  • France is facing another day of strikes, with 25% of petrol stations lacking fuel.
  • Activists block the Marseille Provence Airport, France's fifth-largest airport.
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What happened on October 21 in history? Find out the list of October 21st major events

What was 2010 famous for? Discover everything about 2010


October 21, 2010 Famous Birthdays

Other October 21st famous birthdays

  • American actress, socialite, model, and TV celebrity.

  • Carrie Fisher

    American actress, author and playwright, Debbie Reynolds is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who are also noted family...

  • Israeli politician who was elected Israel’s leader on 5/31/1996 by a narrow margin while running against Peres for the position of P.M.

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How old am I?

If October 21, 2010 is your birthday you are 12 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on October 21.

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October 21, 2010 Famous Deaths

Other October 21st famous deaths

  • American poet and writer, he is the author of 21 books, including "The Town and the City," 1950 and "The Subterraneans,"58 and "Big Sur.

  • American singer-songwriter/guitarist (Blind Melon), (d. 1995).

  • American homicide.

  • Maxene Andrews

    American soprano singer and middle child of three siblings, The Andrews Sisters.

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October 21, 2010 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Libra personality

Who should a Libra marry?

Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio

Personality of October born

Chinese Zodiac

Tiger chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Tiger

Element: Metal

Tiger personality

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Can the numbers in October 21, 2010 reveal something about your future ? Find out


October 21, 2010 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 21, 2010?

The day of the week was Thursday.

October 21st marks the 293rd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2010.

There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 21, 2010 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 21, 2010?


  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • 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.
  • 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)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on October 21, 2010? Which were the top hits on October 21, 2010?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Just The Way You Are
  2. - Like A G6
  3. - Just A Dream
  4. - Teenage Dreamyoutube
  5. - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Deuces
  2. - Bottoms Up
  3. - Holding You Down (Goin In Circles)
  4. - Can't Be Friends
  5. - Love All Over Me

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Say You'll Haunt Me
  2. - Animal
  3. - Radioactive
  4. - Tighten Up
  5. - Little Lion Man

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Nina De Mi Corazon
  2. - I Like It
  3. - Cuando Me Enamoro
  4. - Dime Que Me Quieres
  5. - Al Diablo Lo Nuestro

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Release year: 2010

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States of America

A Single Man

A Single Man

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Tom Ford

Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Country: United States of America

City Island

City Island

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Raymond De Felitta

Starring: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

Country: United States of America

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

Release year: 2010

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2010

Directed by: Lee Daniels

Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Release year: 2010

Directed by: Matt Aselton

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Martin Scorsese



Release year: 2010

Directed by: John Jeffcoat



Release year: 2010

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2010

Directed by: Robert F. Slatzer

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Bad Blood by John Sandford

Bad Blood


Two bodies in two days. One is murder. One is murder. The other is suicide. Virgil Flowers had no idea that he would be drawn into the dark history of the Virgil Flowers.

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen



#1 National BestsellerWinner, John Gardner Fiction AwardA National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistIn Jonathan Franzen's first novel since The Corrections we have an epic tale of modern love and marriage.

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire


This second installment of the Millennium series is an enthralling thriller about espionage, a riveting procedural for police, and a piercing expose about social injustice. It's a brilliant, satisfying novel.

The Reversal by Michael Connelly

The Reversal


Mickey Haller, a long-serving defense attorney, is being recruited to prosecute the high profile retrial in a child murder case. Jason Jessup, the convicted murderer, has been released after 24 years imprisonment.

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven


A young, mysterious woman called Katie suddenly appears in Southport, North Carolina. This raises questions about Katie's past. Katie is beautiful and self-effacing but she seems determined not to form personal ties. However, two events lead Katie into two unlikely …

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

DJMAX Portable Hot Tunes

DJMAX Portable Hot Tunes

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Pentavision

Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Action role-playing, stealth

Publisher: Sega

ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead

ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter, tactical shooter

Publisher: 505 Games[1] (European Union) Meridian 4[2] (North America)

Apple Jack

Apple Jack

Platform: Xbox 360

Publisher: Xbox Live Marketplace



Platform: iOS, Android

Genre: Action

Publisher: Art In Games


October 21, 2010 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Full Moon

The moon phase for October 21, 2010 is Full Moon.

See Moon rising and setting times on October 21, 2010


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $66.29
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $312.36
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.45
  • General Electric GE: opens at $16.09
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $139.81

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 81.29 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0262 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9669 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.6512 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 113.2 JPY

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