What happened this day in history October 21, 1971

What are the important events that happened on October 21, 1971? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 21, 1971: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 21, 1971 is the 294th day of the year 1971 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 8, 1971 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 56,851,200 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 ‘dihectaenneacontatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $1,751.40. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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

Pig 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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October 21, 1971 Historical Events

  • 1971
    A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping centre in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, Scotland.

Who were born on October 21, 1971?

  • 1971
    Conor O'Shea, Irish rugby player
  • 1971
    Damien Martyn, Australian cricketer
  • 1971
    Hal Duncan, Scottish writer
  • 1971
    Jade Jagger, socialite and jewellery Designer
  • 1971
    Nick Oliveri, American musician
  • 1971
    Paul Norman Telfer, Scottish footballer
  • 1971
    Thomas Ulsrud, Norwegian curler

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