2018 Daily Holidays that fall on April 21, include:
Astronomy Day - April 21, 2018 (A Saturday from mid-April to mid May, on or before 1st quarter moon)
Auctioneers Day - April 21, 2018 (Third Saturday of April)
Husband Appreciation Day - April 21, 2018 (Third Saturday of April)
National Chocolate Covered Cashews Truffle Day
National Surprise Drug Test Day
National Tea Day
Queen's Birthday - (This is her actual birthday, an official birthday is celebrated on the Second Saturday in June)
Record Store Day - April 21, 2018 (Third Saturday of April)
San Jacinto Day
School Librarian Day
Spring Astronomy Day - April 21, 2018
2018 Weekly Holidays that include April 21, are:
American Quilters Society Week - April 18-24, 2018
Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Week in April)
Canadian Immunization Awareness Week - April 21-28, 2018 (Last Week in April)
Cleaning for a Reason Week - April 18-24
Consumer Awareness Week - April 18-23
Global Youth Service Days - April 20-22, 2018
International Wildlife Film Week - April 14-22, 2018
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Full Week of April)
Money Smart Week - April 21-28, 2018
National Coin Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Full Week of April)
National Infants Immunization Week - April 21-28, 2018 (Fourth Week of April)
National Karaoke Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Fourth Week of April)
National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 15-21, 2018
National Paperboard Packaging Week - April 15-21, 2018
National Park Week - April 21-29, 2018
National Pet ID Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Week of April)
National Student Leadership Week - April 15-21, 2018 (Third Week of April)
National Volunteer Week - April 15-22, 2018 (Last Week of April)
Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Duty Week - April 18-23
Safe Kids Week - April 16-21, 2018
Spring Astronomy Week - April 16-22, 2018 (Week that has Spring Astronomy Day in it)
2018 Monthly Holidays that include April 21, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 13-15, 2018 and Weekend Two April 20-22, 2018 in Indio, California
The Astrological Sign for April 21 is Taurus.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:
Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.
The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.
1816 - Charlotte Bronte, English author and poet (Jayne Eyre) (d. 1955)
1838 - John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist and author, and Founder of the Sierra Club (d. 1914)
1922 - Alistair MacLean, Scottish author (Several of his books have been made into movies - The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra, and Where Eagles Dare) (d. 1987)
1926 - Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norther Ireland from 1952 - Present
1936 - James Dobson, American evangelist, psychologist, and author who founded Focus on the Family
1948 - Paul Davis, American singer-songwriter (I Go Crazy) (d. 2008)
1951 - Tony Danza, American actor and producer (Taxi, Who's the Boss?)
1958 - Andie MacDowell, American actress (Green Card, Groundhog Day)
1979 - James McAvoy, Scottish actor
1980 - Tony Romo, American football player
2007 - Pincess Isabella of Denmark
1073 - Pope Alexander II
1509 - Henry VII of England (b. 1457)
1910 - Mark Twain, (Samuel Clemens) American author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn) (b. 1835)
1918 - Manfred von Richthofen, German pilot (The Red Baron) dies after his plane is shot down
2012 - Charles Colson, American lawyer and activist, founded Prison Fellowship (b. 1931)
2016 - Prince, American singer, songwriter and actor (b. 1958)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
2012 - Neil Diamond, singer weds music manager Katie McNeil
Quote of the Day
Mark Twain, an American author who was born in 1835, died on this day, April 21, 1910 - It sounds like he had some great advice to live by!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Healthy Vacation food should be your goal to ensure a healthy vacation! If you are like me, you tire easily of fast food, and plan ways to encourage healthy vacation foods for your family while traveling! This is a healthy diet habit!
Find out tips on where to find Healthy Vacation Food from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits! (link opens her website)
This Day in History
1506 - Portuguese Catholics slaughter over 1,900 suspected Jews during the three day Lisbon Massacre
1789 - John Adams is sworn in as the 1st U.S. Vice President
1836 - At the Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution, Sam Houston leads a defeat against Mexico
1862 - U.S. Congress establishes the U.S. Mint in Denver, CO
1878 - First Lady Lucy Hayes, begins egg rolling contest on the White House lawn to celebrate Easter
1918 - During World War I, Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown shoots down German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, who was known as "The Red Baron"
1941 - Greece surrenders to Nazi Germany
1952 - Secretaries Day is celebrated for the first time (now called Administrative Professionals' Day)
1962 - The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens.
1965 - The 64-65 New York World's Fair opens for it's second and final season
1981 - United States furnishes $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
1987 - 2nd biggest one day gain in the history of the Dow Jones as it increases 664.7
1989 - George W. Bush & Edward W. Rose become CEO of the Texas Rangers
1995 - Timothy McVeigh is arrested by the FBI and charged with the Oklahoma City bombing
This Day in Music
1956 - Elvis Presley's, 'Heartbreak Hotel', hits #1
1963 - Beatles meet the Rolling Stones for the 1st time
1984 - Footloose hits #1 on the Album charts, and knocks 'Thriller' from the top after 37 weeks
1988 - Barbra Streisand records 'You'll Never Know'
Paul Davis who was born on April 21, in 1948, sang 'I Go Crazy'. He died on April 22, 2008