On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 2021

Historical Events

  • Influential French dance duo Daft Punk announce their split after 28 years
  • US death toll from COVID-19 passes 500,000, higher than US deaths in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined
  • US President Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris hold a candle-lighting ceremony to mark the 500,000 COVID-19 deaths outside the White House "We must not grow numb to the sorrow"
  • Wife of drug cartel boss "El Chapo" Emma Coronel Aispuro arrested in the US on drug trafficking charges and conspiring to free her husband from prison

Famous Deaths

  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), dies at 101 [1]
2021 Highlights

About February 22, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 14 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces