On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 2021

Historical Events

Historic Event

Cuba's Communist party announces Miguel Díaz-Canel will replace Raúl Castro as party leader, after the latter steps down

  • In Las Vegas, Nevada: San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau breaks Gordie Howe's NHL record for most games played, now at 1,768 and counting
  • NASA successfully flies its drone helicopter Ingenuity on Mars, first powered aircraft to fly on another world
  • New Zealand and Australia open a travel bubble between the two countries after more than a year of border closures

Famous Deaths

Jim Steinman

Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell; Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart), dies of kidney failure at 73 [1]

  • Monica Bandini, Italian racing cyclist (World Championship gold women's team time trial 1988), dies from a heart attack at 56

Walter Mondale

Walter Mondale, American politician (US Senator from Minnesota (D), 1964-76 ; 42nd Vice President, 1977-81), dies at 93

  • Willy van der Kuijlen, Dutch soccer forward (22 caps; PSV 528 games), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 74
2021 Highlights

About April 19, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rapstar - Polo G
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X