On This Day: September 21st
This is 264th day of the year and 101 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—21 Elul 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 23rd day of the 8th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein was first published.
Bill Murrayactor, screenwriter, comedian
Heike Kamerlingh Onnesphysicist
Henry Lewis Stimsonstatesman
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.