Talk:October 21

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October 21: Twin Holy Birthdays begin (Bahá'í Faith, 2017)

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

Sims Reeves (b. 1821) · Isabelle Eberhardt (d. 1904) · Virginia Zeani (b. 1925)

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Alcohol Extraordinaire?[edit]

umm..."1988 - Stephen Rooney, Alcohol Extraordinaire " seems a little doubious to me. Happy birthday though :).

Francisco Alejandro Gutierrez[edit]

Did he die on October 21st or October 22nd? --Nymph 23:41, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Pro Evo Soccer???[edit]

There's the mention of this, which is inappropriate - I've removed it. - 29 October 2005 (UTC)

The Lord of the Rings[edit]

On article page it said Juli 21, 1954. borgx (talk) 05:40, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Best Mom Ever?[edit]

The last entry in the deaths section is "2006 - Linda Neely, Best Mom Ever". Am I the only one that thinks that sounds a little inappropriate? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 58.167.201.194 (talk) 01:03, 11 March 2007 (UTC).

Strait of Magellan[edit]

The article about the Strait of Magellan says it is discovered on November 1!--213.145.115.162 (talk) 12:49, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

The article actually says he entered the strait on November 1. This section of the Ferdinand Magellan article says he reached Cape Virgenes, which is at the entrance to the strait, on October 21. That section also doesn't say that he entered the strait on November 1, only that he was traveling through it on that day. The Encyclopædia Britannica article here states that he entered the strait on the same day he found it (Oct 21), so I get the feeling the Strait of Magellan may be wrong about the fact he entered on Nov 1. I'll see if I can do a little research and figure out what is going on, but it seems the entry on this page is correct, although perhaps a slight rewording would clarify things. November 1 may be affected by this as well. Winston365 (talk) 00:40, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

1975 World Series[edit]

I realize the Fisk home run may have been exciting and it may very well have been an exciting game. But "perhaps the greatest baseball game played in World Series history" seems to me to be, at best, awkwardly worded, and at worst, very subjective. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 149.32.192.33 (talk) 19:22, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Sporting events, including World Series games, need to be more than "great" to be notable. If it was some sort of record setter like Don Larsen's perfect game, or culturally significant like the Black Sox Scandal, one could make a case for notability. This game is neither. Just another brief moment of jubilation for Red Sox fans before having their hopes once again dashed against the rocks. I think it should be removed. Winston365 (talk) 01:15, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
Removed as non-notable and slanted with pov. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 02:01, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Marty McFly[edit]

Destination Time

Alright, I realise it's a little off the beaten path, but is anyone in favour of commemorating the arrival of Marty McFly in the future? I think it'd be a little tongue-in-cheek. Thoughts? Not notable enough? Yeah, I realise it's goofy. LHefferman (talk) 16:42, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Edit: Hey, looks like the page has a section on Back to the Future Day. Still not going to put anything up without approval, though. Have a nice day! LHefferman (talk) 16:51, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
Back to the Future Day — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.170.35.175 (talkcontribs) 09:32, 21 October 2015‎
Even POTUS thinks it's funny[1], but sadly @Mufka: disagrees. --evrik (talk) 23:04, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Back to the Future Day was a thing on 21 October 2015. This is not just "fiction" as per Wikipedia:WikiProject Days of the year. It is something people did on that date. It happened, and it is more related to 21 October then a person who happens to die on the day. As per the guidelines Wikipedia:Days of the year I believe it will stand the test of time, and still be noteworthy in 10 years time. Imho this should be mentioned in the article. I see alot of reverting in the article, but no discussion here. I will wait a week before making a change. However, if there is no objection here, supported by arguments, then it should be clear to place this. -- Taketa (talk) 11:15, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
I think your reasoning makes sense. as far as I have seen, part of the problem so far has been that some IP editors have tried to add a simple line that "Marty McFly arrived from the past today", which of course never happened. But if an entry is worded such that it points to Back to the Future Day, which describes events that actually did happen that day, then I would not oppose it being added. AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 00:45, 4 November 2015 (UTC)