December 21st is known as Look On The Bright Side Day & Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day.
Welcome to day 355 of the year folks, there are just 4 days left until Christmas & 10 days left of the year.
Everyone who was born on December 21st shares the same zodiac sign, Sagittarius.
From inventions and discoveries and advances in film, TV and space, this day has certainly been an important one in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1968, the first manned Moon voyage, Apollo 8, was launched? It was the first time a human eye ever saw an ‘Earthrise’ as the planet appeared over the Moon’s horizon.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 21st in history!
What Happened On December 21 In History?
Psy’s music video for “Gangnam Style” surpassed one billion views on YouTube, becoming the first video to do so in the website’s history.
Elton John and his partner David Furnish registered their civil partnership at Windsor Town Hall, on the first day civil partnerships could legally be performed in England.
John Wayne Gacy was arrested.
Police in Des Plaines, Illinois, arrested John Wayne Gacy after having him under surveillance. While in custody, Gacy claimed to have killed someone in self-defense which he buried in his garage. Police searched the house and found at least three bodies in the house's crawl space.
Elvis Presley met President Richard Nixon in the White House.
The image of this meeting became the most requested photo from the entire National Archives.
The first manned Moon voyage, the Apollo 8, launched with Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders.
The groundbreaking TV soap opera “Sua Vida Me Pertence” premiered in Brazil.
The first full-length animated feature film premiered.
Also the earliest of the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was the first full-length animated feature film. It premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater.
President Coolidge signed a bill authorizing The Boulder Canyon Project Act, which allowed for the construction of what is known today as the Hoover Dam.
Upon completion, the Hoover Dam created the largest reservoir in the United States, covering 248 square miles.
The first feature-length silent film comedy “Tillie’s Punctured Romance” was released, starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin.
The first crossword puzzle was printed.
Arthur Wynne came up with the idea which was printed in the New York World with 32 clues. This new puzzle became popular immediately!
Radium was discovered by French scientists Pierre and Marie Curie.