Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!
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Weather History for January 21
1962: Deadly avalanche occurred at Twin Lakes in Colorado
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Birthday Lore for January 21
You are adaptable, fond of good times, easygoing, and somewhat apt to take things for granted. You enjoy traveling and will do a great deal of it. Your tendency toward selfishness will bring you unhappiness in later life unless you learn to curb it.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1956: Robby Benson (actor)
Born 1963: Hakeem Olajuwon (basketball player)
Born 1941: Plácido Domingo (tenor)
On This Day in History
1977: President Jimmy Carter issued a pardon for Vietnam War draft evaders
1939: Song "Over the Rainbow," by Arlen and Harburg, copyrighted
1793: Louis XVI of France was beheaded
Signs of the Zodiac
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19)
The Water Bearer. Ruling planet: Uranus. Element: Air. Quality: Inventiveness. Ability: To see the future. You are the enthusiastic inventors of the world. Able to see the world as it should be or could be rather than as it is, you have the capacity to set things in motion. Of course, there are a few of you out there who are more conservative, and if this is you, go back and read the Capricorn section. Detached and impersonally friendly to all, you have many acquaintances. You are a dedicated humanitarian and very tolerant—of everything but intolerance. You function well in groups and organizations as long as you can maintain your independence. Freedom is extremely important to you, and you need to be able to do your work your own way.