What happened this day in history December 21, 2001

What are the important events that happened on December 21, 2001? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 21, 2001: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 21, 2001 is the 355th day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 8, 2001 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,008,892,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectapentacontapentagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $321.20. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who died on December 21, 2001?

  • 2001
    Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)

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