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February 21st Quiz

What happened on February 21st - events and birthdays quiz.





February 21 Quiz Questions


  1. On this day in 1972 Richard Nixon was the first ever U.S. President to visit which country?
  2. In 1995, Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo across which ocean in a balloon?
  3. The Communist Manifesto was first published on 21 February 1848 - who jointly wrote it with Karl Marx?
  4. With which sport do we associate Eddie Waring, who was born today in 1910?
  5. Who was assassinated while delivering a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City, in 1965?
  6. It's Justin Timberlake's birthday today - how old is he? (Question valid for February 21, 2021)
  7. Today would have been this actor's birthday. His first cinematic role was as the German terrorist Hans Gruber - who is he?
  8. American actress Tyne Daly was born on this day in 1946, she is best known for playing which television detective?
  9. "This is the night mail crossing the Border, bringing the cheque and the postal order" - which poet wrote this line?
  10. Who did President Obama meet in the White House in 2016 despite protests from China?


Answers:

  1. China
  2. Pacific Ocean
  3. Friedrich Engels
  4. Rugby League



  5. Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little)
  6. 40 (Question valid for February 21, 2021)
  7. Alan Rickman
  8. Mary Beth Lacey (in Cagney & Lacey)
  9. W. H. Auden (born, 21 February 1907)
  10. Dalai Lama