On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 2017

Historical Events

  • Bodies of 87 African migrants wash ashore at Zawiya, Libya
  • Plane crashes into shopping centre in Essendon, Melbourne, Australia killing the five people on board

Famous Deaths

  • Kenneth Arrow, American economist, (Nobel Prize 1972), dies at 95
  • Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-American conductor (Minnesota Orchestra, 1960-79) and composer (Passacaglia Immaginaria), dies at 93
2017 Highlights

About February 21, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces