July 21

The July 21 is the 202nd day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 203rd in leap years), thus still 163 days remain until the end of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 20th century
  • 3.2 20th century
  • 3.3 21st century


Politics and World Affairs

  • 356 BC: The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is inserted from Herostratos on fire.
  • 1403: In the Battle of Shrewsbury, the English King Henry IV knocks down a US-led Henry Percy aristocratic revolt.


Science and Technology





  • 365: Before Crete there is an earthquake that causes a tsunami in the eastern Mediterranean. Several thousand people die together alone in the Nile Delta and Alexandria. In Crete, nearly all cities are damaged or destroyed. Among other things, Phalasarna where the dock dry falls through a tectonic uplift of the land mass by six to nine meters.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics. Entries to the World Cup games are found in the bottoms of football 's World Cup. The same is true for the European Football Championships.


Before the 19th century

  • 0810: Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem ibn īl Ismā ʿ ibn al - Mughira al -Bukhari al - ʿ fī Chu, Persian scholar
  • 1414: Sixtus IV, Pope from 1471 to 1484
  • 1515: Philip Neri Roman saint, founder of the Congregation of the Oratory
  • 1642: Philipp Justus Meyenberg, German Protestant theologian
  • 1668: Adrian Bernard of Borcke, Prussian field marshal
  • 1728: Georg Christian Crollius, German historian
  • 1732: Amalie of Saxe- Hildburghausen, Princess of Saxe- Hildburghausen, by marriage Princess of Hohenlohe- New stone to Oehringen
  • 1738: Rudolph Friedrich Schultze, German Protestant theologian
  • 1774: Louise Pauli, German Buchdruckerin and publisher
  • 1784: Jørgen Herman Vogt, Norwegian lawyer and politician

19th century

20th century




Before the 20th century

  • 0570: Ahkal Mo ' Nahb II, ruler of the Mayan city of Palenque
  • 1007: Gisela of Burgundy, eldest daughter of King Conrad of Burgundy
  • 1425: Manuel II, Byzantine Emperor
  • 1482: Reinhard I of SICKINGEN, Bishop of Worms

20th century

Friedrich Olbricht († 1944)

Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg († 1944)

Henning von Tresckow († 1944)

21st Century

  • 2001: Oscar Cardozo Ocampo, Argentine arranger, pianist and composer
  • 2001: Einar Schleef, German writer and director
  • 2001: Steve Barton, American actor and singer
  • 2003: John Davies, New Zealand middle-distance runner
  • 2003: Ingrid von Bothmer, German theater actress
  • 2004: Edward B. Lewis, American biologist and geneticist, Nobel Laureate
  • 2004: Jerry Goldsmith, American composer
  • 2004: Maike Schrader, German hockey player
  • 2005: Tamara Lund, Finnish soprano
  • 2005: Andrzej Grubba, Polish table tennis player
  • 2005: Rolf Dautzenberg, German trot racing driver
  • 2005: John Baldry, British- Canadian singer
  • 2006: Ugo Attardi, Italian painter, sculptor and writer
  • 2007: Jesús de Polanco, Spanish media entrepreneur
  • 2009: Heinz Edelmann, German illustrator and graphic designer
  • 2010: Luis Corvalan, Chilean politician
  • 2010: Ralph Houk, American baseball player and manager
  • 2010: Heinrich Schmieder, German actor
  • 2012: Andrzej Łapicki, Polish actor, theater director and educator and politician
  • 2012: Susanne Lothar, German actress
  • 2013: Sonny Gandee, U.S. American football player
  • 2013: Heinz Meier, German actor

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances St. Ezekiel, Israelite Prophet, may the martyrs (Orthodox, Armenian, Protestant: LCMS, the Catholic feast day is July 23 )
  • John Eliot ( missionary ), English evangeliser with the Native Americans ( Protestant)
  • St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church ( Catholic)
  • St. Praxedis, Roman virgin and martyr ( Catholic)
  • St. Arbogast of Strasbourg, bishop and patron saint ( Catholic)
  • Name Days Daniel, Daniela, Lawrence, Stella
  • State Holidays and observances Belgium: National Day (1831 )

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

  • Day
  • Day in July