On This Day

What Happened on November 21

Important Events

  • 164 BC During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah
  • 1818 Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

Nov 21 in Film & TV

  • 1976 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Nov 21 in Music

Nov 21 in Sport

  • 1905 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships

Would You Believe?

Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times

On November 21, 1837

Famous Weddings

  • 1982 Canadian singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds American bassist Larry Klein (26) in Malibu, California; divorce in 1994
  • 1983 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
  • 1983 Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)

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