What Happened on February 21, 2019

Historical Events

  • Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 touches down on asteroid Ryugu on mission to collect rock samples
  • The Lunar Library, a 30 million page digital library launched on board Israel’s Beresheet Lunar Lander, aiming to be stored on the Moon

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Michael Braun, German composer, dies at 82
  • Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American rock and folk musician and actor (The Monkees), dies from complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma at 77
  • Stanley Donen, American film director and producer (Singin' in the Rain, Bedazzled, Damn Yankees), dies at 94

About February 21, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces

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