Berlin. The current calendar sheet for Wednesday, July 21, 2021: What happened today, who was born, who died? The events in the overview.
Calendar sheet: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
- 29th calendar week, 163 days until the end of the year
- Star sign Cancer
- Namenstag, Florence Lawrence, Arbogast
History: What happened on July 21st?
A look at history can sharpen one’s view of the present. What events took place on July 21st?
2020 – In the fight against the corona-related economic crisis, a special summit of the 27 EU states in Brussels agrees on an aid package and a financial plan of 1.8 trillion euros.
2019 – After mass protests in Hong Kong, clashes between the police and demonstrators reappear. For the first time, the protest is no longer directed only against the Hong Kong government, but also directly against Beijing’s representation. The Chinese leadership’s liaison office is pelted with eggs and paint.
2011 – Anyone who announces grievances to his employer in the public interest may therefore not be dismissed without notice. That is the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in the case of a geriatric nurse from Berlin.
2006 – The CDU member of the Bundestag Norbert Röttgen renounces the post of top manager at the industrial association BDI after sharp criticism of a double function.
2001 – Governments from all over the world promise at a UN conference in New York to take measures against the illegal trade in small arms and light arms.
1996 – The Dane Bjarne Riis from the “Team Telekom” wins the 83rd Tour de France ahead of his teammate Jan Ullrich from Germany. In 2007, Riis admits she was doped on the tour.
1994 – The Russian Nobel Prize for Literature, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, is returning to his hometown Moscow after 20 years in exile.
1983 – The thermometer of the Soviet research station “Vostok” in Antarctica shows minus 89.2 degrees, the lowest temperature ever measured on the ground on earth.
1831 – Leopold von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha is sworn in as the first “King of the Belgians”. July 21st is declared a national holiday as the founding day of the Kingdom of Belgium.
Celebrity birthdays on July 21st
Who was born on July 21st?
1971 – Charlotte Gainsbourg (50), French actress (“Antichrist”, “Jane Eyre”) and singer (album “Rest”), daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
1951 – Eberhard Gienger (70), German gymnast, world champion on horizontal bar 1974
1951 – Robin Williams, American actor (“Good Morning, Vietnam”, “Mrs. Doubtfire”), d. 2014
1941 – Hemjö Klein (80), German economic manager, “inventor” of the Bahncard, board member of the Deutsche Bundesbahn 1982-1993 and Lufthansa 1993-1998
1926 – Norman Jewison (95), Canadian film director (“Moonstruck”)
Celebrity days of death on July 21st
Who died on July 21st?
2001 – Einar Schleef, German director (“Trumpets of the Dead”) and writer (novel “Gertrud”), born in 1944
1977 – Henry Vahl, German folk actor (“Grandpa is being sold”), born in 1897