On This Day

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 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
2019 Highlights

About February 21, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces