On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 2021

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia wins a record extending 9th Australian title; dominates Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

  • First democratic transfer of power in Niger, the world's poorest country, as former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum wins Presidential election [1]

Historic Event

India's BJP party issues resolution country had "defeated COVID under the able, sensitive, committed and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”, massive second wave hits two months later

  • WHO pleads with Tanzania to start reporting COVID-19 cases amid fears of a hidden epidemic in the country

Famous Deaths

  • Doug Wilkerson, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1980–82; First-team All-Pro 1982; SD Chargers), dies at 73
  • Zlatko Saračević, Croatian handball player (145 caps Yugoslavia, 75 Croatia; Olympic gold 1996 Croatia), dies at 59
2021 Highlights

About February 21, 2021

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

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