What happened this day in history September 21

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

September 21: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 21 is the 264th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 8, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,203,040 minutes 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 ‘dihectahexacontatetragon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 133 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,196 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 21 Historical Events

  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
  • 1823
    Joseph Smith is reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who told him the location of gold plates, which Smith obtained four years later and partially translated into The Book of Mormon.
  • 1921
    A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500-600 people.
  • 1933
    Salvador Lutteroth ran the first ever EMLL (now CMLL) show in Mexico, marking the birth of Lucha Libre
  • 1938
    The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
  • 1942
    The B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
  • 1965
    Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
  • 1976
    Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.
  • 2001
    Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
  • 2003
    Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.

Who were born on September 21?

  • 1328
    Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
  • 1411
    Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)
  • 1415
    Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1493)
  • 1930
    Bob Stokoe, English football and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1944
    Bobby Tench, British vocalist and guitarist
  • 1954
    Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, British musician (Motörhead)
  • 1956
    Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • 1958
    Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player
  • 1958
    Rick Mahorn, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Doug Davis, American baseball player

Who died on September 21?

  • 1217
    Caupo of Turaida, Livonian military leader
  • 1626
    François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (b. 1543)
  • 1748
    John Balguy, English philosopher (b. 1686)
  • 1796
    François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
  • 1832
    Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (b. 1771)
  • 1926
    Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
  • 1944
    Artur Phleps, German Waffen-SS officer (b. 1881)
  • 1985
    Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
  • 1987
    Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)
  • 2004
    Bob Mason, British actor (b. 1952)

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