July 21

July 21 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on July 21, include:

  • Department of Veterans Administration Created 
  • Invite an Alien to Live With You Day 
  • Legal Drinking Age Day 
  • Lowest Recorded Temperature Day - (-128.6 F in Antarctica)
  • Monkey Day - July 21 (Re: Court Case about Evolution)
  • National Be Someone Day 
  • National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day 
  • National Junk Food Day 
  • National Lamington Day 
  • National Tug of War Tournament Day 
  • No Pet Store Puppies Day 
  • Take a Monkey to Lunch Day

2023 Weekly Holidays that include July 21, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Captive Nations Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Week in July)
  • Every Body Deserves a Massage Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Full Week in July)
  • National Baby Food Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Week of July)
  • National Independent Retailers Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Week in July with July 21st in it)
  • National Parenting Gifted Children Week - July 21-23, 2023 (Third Friday-Sunday Weekend in July)
  • National Triathlon Week - July 17-23, 2023 (7 Days Starting the Third Monday in July)
  • National Zookeeper Week - July 16-22, 2023 (Third Week in July)
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2023, will peak on the nights between August 12-13, 2023)
  • Rabbit Week - July 15-21
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Education & Awareness Week - July 18-25
  • World Lumberjack Championships - July 20-22, 2023

2023 Monthly Holidays that include July 21, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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
(Date Order)

  • Tour de France - July 1-23, 2023 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.
  • Comic Con International - July 20-23, 2023

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 21 is Cancer.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:

  • Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 1816 - Paul Reuter, German-English journalist who founded Reuters (d. 1899)
  • 1899 - Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer and journalist (d. 1961)
  • 1948 - Cat Stevens, English singer, and songwriter
  • 1948 - Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist (Doonsebury)
  • 1951 - Robin Williams, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • 1998 - Alan Shepard, American admiral, pilot and astronaut. In 1961 he became the first American to travel to space, and in 1971 he walked on the Moon. (b. 1923)
  • 2017 - John Heard, American actor (Home Alone Movies) (b. 1946)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1942 - Mae West, actress divorces Frank Wallace, vaudeville performer
  • 1945 - Groucho Marx marries Kay Marvis

Quote of the Day

Good Friends...Good Wine

July 21st is Legal Drinking Age Day! May your enjoy a nice glass of wine with your friends today!

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Are non organic foods as healthy as the more expensive organic foods? What is the difference? To involve yourself in this debate, it is helpful to understand what exactly a non-organic food can be. From here you can decide if purchasing non-organic foods is a healthy diet habit for your family!

Non Organic Foods could contain any number of chemicals from pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics and even be grown in contaminated sewage sludge!

Non Organic Foods could contain any number of chemicals from pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics and even be grown in contaminated sewage sludge! Good choice?

Find out more about non organic foods from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 356 BC - One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus is destroyed by arson
  • 1861 - The first major battle of the American Civil War begins at Manassas Junction, Virginia with a win for the Confederate Army
  • 1865 - The first western showdown occurs in Springfield, Missouri when Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt
  • 1873 - The first successful train robbery occurs in Adair, Iowa when Jesse James and the James-Younger Gain rob the train
  • 1907 - The passenger steamer SS Columbia collides with the steam schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, CA and sinks killing 88 people
  • 1944 - During World War II, American troops land on Guam and start a battle that will go on under August 10th
  • 1949 - The U.S. Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty
  • 1952 - A 7.3 mw earthquake hits Kern County in Southern California killing 12 and injuring hundreds
  • 1959 - The first nuclear-powered cargo passenger ship, the NS Savannah is launched
  • 1969 - Astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon
  • 1970 - The Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed after 11 years of construction
  • 1972 - 22 bombs are detonated by the Provisional IRA in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing nine and injuring 130
  • 1983 - The world's lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -128.6 degrees F

This Day in Music

  • 1987 - Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Ain't That a Shame, and Crackin' Up are recorded by Paul McCartney
  • 1997 - Jewel appears on the cover of Time Magazine
  • 1999 - Charley Pride receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 2001 - Lauryn Hill tapes her MTV Unplugged Special

Foolish Games by Jewel

This Day in Sports

  • 1925 Malcolm Campbell becomes the first man to exceed 150 mph on land at Pendine Sands in Wales
  • 1959 - Elijah Jerry Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox
  • 2012 - Erden Eruc finished the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Mither (verb)

1.  (intransitive, Northern England) To make an unnecessary fuss, moan, bother.
2. (transitive) To pester or irritate someone.  Usually directed at children.

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