On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 2021

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Englishwoman Jasmine Harrison (21) becomes the youngest woman to row across an ocean arriving in Antigua as part of the Atlantic Challenge after 70 days, 3 hours, 48 minutes
  • First democratic transfer of power in Niger, the world's poorest country, as former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum wins Presidential election [1]
  • 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? 15 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces