On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Indian film star Kamal Haasan launches a new political party - Makkal Needhi Mayyam in Tamil Nadu state

MyanmarLaykyun Sekkya

Laykyun Sekkya, the world's third tallest statue at 116 meters (381 ft) depicting Gautama Buddha completed in Khatakan Taung, Myanmar
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The Laykyun Sekkya Buddha, Myanmar
The Laykyun Sekkya Buddha, Myanmar
  • Norwegian cross country skiers Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Johannes Høsflot & Klæbo win their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Pyeongchang in the men's team sprint freestyle; trio also wins gold in 4 x 10k relay
  • Winter Olympics: Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall become the first Americans in history to win a cross country gold medal (team sprint)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBilly Graham

Billy Graham, American Baptist evangelist (Crusades) described as 1 of the 20th century's most influential Christian leaders, dies at 99

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • Emma Chambers, British actress (The Vicar of Dibley, Notting Hill), dies from natural causes at 53