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Historical Events on 21th August, What Happened on August 21th This Day in History

2013:Hundreds of people are reported killed by chemical attacks in the Ghouta region of Syria.
2001:The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
2001:NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
1993:NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
1992:Ruby Ridge Standoff in Idaho
1991:Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.
1991:Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
1986:Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
1983:Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport).
1982:Lebanese Civil War: The first troops of a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from Lebanon.
1979:Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
1976:Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjom, South Korea.
1971:A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
1969:An Australian, Denis Michael Rohan, sets the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire, a major catalyst of the formation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
1968:James Anderson, Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.
1968:Nicolae Ceaușescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.
1963:Xá Lợi Pagoda raids: the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalizes Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.
1961:Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.
1959:United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day
1957:The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.
1945:Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality accident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
1944:World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.
1944:Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
1942:World War II: the Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
1942:World War II: The flag of Nazi Germany is installed atop the Mount Elbrus, the highest peak of the Caucasus mountain range.
1918:World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
1911:The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
1897:Oldsmobile, a brand of American automobiles was founded.
1888:The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
1883:An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.
1879:The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears at Knock Shrine in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
1863:Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerrillas Quantrill's Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
1852:Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
1831:Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion.
1821:Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
1810:Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1808:Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
1778:American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondichéry.
1772:King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
1770:James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
1689:The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
1680:Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
1331:King Stephen Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stephen Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.
1192:Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)

August 21 Birthdays, Who born on August 21th


1999 Maxim Knight (American actor)
1996 Jamia Simone Nash (American singer and actress)
1994 Jacqueline Emerson (American actress and singer (Devo 2.0))
1992 Brad Kavanagh (English singer-songwriter and actor)
1992 RJ Mitte (American actor)
1991 Liis Emajõe (Estonian footballer)
1991 Tess Gaerthé (Dutch singer)
1990 Bo Burnham (American comedian)
1990 Big Chocolate (American singer-songwriter)
1990 Omar El Kaddouri (Belgian-Moroccan footballer)
1990 Fabian Heimpel (German rugby player)
1989 James Davey (English rugby player)
1989 Elarica Gallacher (English actress)
1989 Matteo Gentili (Italian footballer)
1989 Rob Knox (English actor (d. 2008))
1989 Hayden Panettiere (American actress and singer)
1989 Judd Trump (English snooker player)
1988 Paris Bennett (American singer)
1988 Robert Lewandowski (Polish footballer)
1988 Louise Setara (English singer-songwriter)
1988 Whitney Sloan (English actress)
1987 Cody Kasch (American actor)
1987 Kim Kibum (South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior))
1986 Usain Bolt (Jamaican sprinter)
1986 Wout Brama (Dutch footballer)
1986 Kiami Davael (American actress)
1986 Koki Sakamoto (Japanese gymnast)
1985 Nicolás Almagro (Spanish tennis player)
1985 Aleksandra Kiryashova (Russian pole vaulter)
1985 Melissa M (French singer)
1985 Kevin Nee (American strongman)
1984 Alizée (French singer)
1984 Neil Dexter (South African cricketer)
1984 Rachel Potter (American singer-songwriter and actress)
1984 Melissa Schuman (American actress)
1984 Barun Sobti (Indian actor)
1984 Eve Torres (American wrestler)
1984 B. J. Upton (American baseball player)
1984 Martin Vunk (Estonian footballer)
1983 Josh Harrington (American BMX rider)
1983 Chantelle Houghton (English model)
1983 Brody Jenner (American model and actor)
1983 Scott McDonald (Australian footballer)
1982 Jason Eaton (New Zealand rugby player)
1981 Collie Buddz (Bermudian rapper)
1981 Jarrod Lyle (Australian golfer)
1981 Cameron Winklevoss (American rower and businessman)
1980 Burney Lamar (American race car driver)
1980 Jasmin Wöhr (German tennis player)
1979 Kelis (American singer-songwriter)
1978 Peter Buxton (English rugby player and manager)
1978 Bhumika Chawla (Indian actress)
1978 Reuben Droughns (American football player and coach)
1978 Lee Gronkiewicz (American baseball player and coach)
1978 Alan Lee (Irish footballer)
1978 Jason Marquis (American baseball player)
1978 Fay Wolf (American actress)
1978 Annie Wu (Taiwanese actress)
1976 Alex Brooks (American ice hockey player)
1976 Jeff Cunningham (Jamaican-American soccer player)
1976 Ramón Vázquez (Puerto Rican baseball player)
1976 Nikos Vertis (Dutch-Greek singer)
1975 Simon Katich (Australian cricketer)
1975 Alicia Witt (American actress and singer)
1974 Martin Andanar (Filipino journalist)
1974 Johnny Reid (Scottish-Canadian singer)
1973 Sergey Brin (Russian-American computer scientist and businessman)
1973 Steve McKenna (Canadian ice hockey player and coach)
1973 Nikolai Valuev (Russian boxer)
1971 Mamadou Diallo (Senegalese footballer)
1971 Robert Harvey (Australian footballer and coach)
1971 Liam Howlett (English keyboard player)
1971 Jaan Tiidemann (Estonian architect)
1970 Craig Counsell (American baseball player and coach)
1970 Erik Dekker (Dutch cyclist)
1970 Nathan Jones (Australian wrestler and actor)
1969 Josée Chouinard (Canadian figure skater)
1968 Dina Carroll (English singer-songwriter)
1968 Goran Ćurko (Serbian footballer)
1967 Darren Bewick (Australian footballer)
1967 Carrie-Anne Moss (Canadian actress)
1967 Serj Tankian (Lebanese-American singer-songwriter)
1966 John Wetteland (American baseball player and coach)
1965 Jim Bullinger (American baseball player)
1965 Caryn Mower (American wrestler)
1964 Trinity Loren (American porn actress and model (d. 1998))
1963 Richmond Arquette (American actor)
1963 Mohammed VI of Morocco ()
1963 Nigel Pearson (English footballer and manager)
1962 John Korfas (Greek-American basketball player and coach)
1962 Tsutomu Miyazaki Japanese serial killer (d. 2008) ()
1962 Jeff Stryker (American porn actor and director)
1961 V. B. Chandrasekhar (Indian cricketer and coach)
1961 Stephen Hillenburg (American animator)
1961 David Morales (American DJ and producer)
1959 Jim McMahon (American football player)
1957 Frank Pastore (American baseball player and radio host (d. 2012))
1957 Steve Smith (American drummer (Journey)
1956 Kim Cattrall (English-American actress and producer)
1956 Jon Tester (American politician)
1954 Chip Coffey (American psychic medium)
1954 Archie Griffin (American football player)
1953 Ivan Stang (American author)
1952 Keith Hart (Canadian wrestler)
1952 Jiří Paroubek (Czech politician)
1952 Joe Strummer (English singer-songwriter)
1951 Eric Goles (Chilean mathematician and computer scientist)
1951 Glenn Hughes (English singer-songwriter)
1951 Margo Kane (Canadian actress and playwright)
1951 Char Margolis (American psychic medium)
1951 Chesley V. Morton (American stockbroker)
1951 Harry Smith (American journalist)
1950 Arthur Bremer (American attempted murderer)
1950 Patrick Juvet (Swiss singer-songwriter and model)
1949 Loretta Devine (American actress and singer)
1947 Sándor Erdős (Hungarian fencer)
1947 Carl Giammarese (American singer-songwriter)
1945 Jerry DaVanon (American baseball player)
1945 Patty McCormack (American actress and singer)
1945 Basil Poledouris (American composer and conductor (d. 2006))
1944 Perry Christie (Bahamian politician)
1944 Jackie DeShannon (American singer-songwriter)
1944 Peter Weir (Australian director)
1943 Hugh Wilson (American actor)
1940 Dominick Harrod (English journalist (d. 2013))
1940 Endre Szemerédi (Hungarian-American mathematician)
1939 James Burton (American guitarist (TCB Band))
1939 Festus Mogae (Botswana economist and politician)
1939 Harold Reid (American singer-songwriter (The Statler Brothers))
1939 Clarence Williams III (American actor)
1938 Kenny Rogers (American singer-songwriter)
1937 Donald Dewar (Scottish politician)
1937 Gustavo Noboa (Ecuadorian politician)
1937 Robert Stone (American author)
1936 Wilt Chamberlain (American basketball player and coach (d. 1999))
1936 Radish Tordia (Georgian painter)
1934 Sudhakarrao Naik (Indian politician)
1934 Paul Panhuysen (Dutch composer)
1933 Janet Baker (English soprano)
1933 Michael Dacher (German mountaineer (d. 1994))
1932 Melvin Van Peebles (American actor)
1930 Princess Margaret (Countess of Snowdon (d. 2002))
1930 Frank Perry (American director)
1929 X. J. Kennedy (American poet and author)
1929 Marie Severin (American illustrator)
1928 Addison Farmer (American bassist (d. 1963))
1928 Art Farmer (American trumpet player (The Jazztet) (d. 1999))
1928 Bud McFadin (American football player (d. 2006))
1927 Thomas S. Monson (American religious leader)
1926 Eduardo Koaik (Brazilian bishop (d. 2012))
1925 Toma Caragiu (Romanian actor (d. 1977))
1925 Judy Grable (American wrestler (d. 2008))
1925 Maurice Pialat (French actor and director (d. 2003))
1924 Jack Buck (American sportscaster (d. 2002))
1924 Chris Schenkel (American sportscaster (d. 2005))
1924 Jack Weston (American actor (d. 1996))
1923 Mario Laserna Pinzón (French-Colombian educator and politician (d. 2013))
1921 Jaymala Shiledar (Indian actor and singer (d. 2013))
1920 Christopher Robin Milne (English soldier and bookseller (d. 1996))
1918 Billy Reay (Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2004))
1916 Consuelo Velázquez (Mexican pianist and songwriter (d. 2005))
1915 Raquel Rastenni (Danish singer (d. 1998))
1912 Toe Blake (Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995))
1909 Nikolay Bogolyubov (Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1992))
1908 M. M. Kaye (Indian-English author (d. 2004))
1905 Friz Freleng (American animator)
1905 Bipin Gupta (Indian film actor (d. 1981))
1904 Count Basie (American pianist)
1902 Angel Karaliychev (Bulgarian author (d. 1972))
1892 Charles Vanel (French actor and director (d. 1989))
1891 Emiliano Mercado del Toro (Puerto Rician soldier (d. 2007))
1887 James Paul Moody (English 6th officer of the RMS Titanic (d. 1912))
1886 Ruth Manning-Sanders (Welsh-English author and poet (d. 1988))
1885 Édouard Fabre (Canadian runner (d. 1939))
1884 Chandler Egan (American golfer (d. 1936))
1879 Claude Grahame-White (English pilot (d. 1959))
1878 Richard Girulatis (German footballer and manager (d. 1963))
1872 Aubrey Beardsley (English author and illustrator (d. 1898))
1869 William Henry Ogilvie (Scottish-Australian poet (d. 1963))
1862 Emilio Salgari (Italian journalist and author (d. 1911))
1858 Rudolf (Crown Prince of Austria (d. 1889))
1840 Ferdinand Hamer (Dutch missionary and bishop (d. 1900))
1826 Karl Gegenbaur (German anatomist and educator (d. 1903))
1816 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt (French chemist (d. 1856))
1813 Jean Stas (Belgian chemist (d. 1891))
1801 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer (Dutch historian and politician (d. 1876))
1800 Hiram Walden (American politician (d. 1880))
1798 Jules Michelet (French historian (d. 1874))
1789 Augustin-Louis Cauchy (French mathematician (d. 1857))
1765 William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837) ()
1754 William Murdoch (Scottish engineer and inventor)
1754 Banastre Tarleton (English general and politician (d. 1833))
1725 Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French painter (d. 1805))
1670 James FitzJames (1st Duke of Berwick)
1665 Giacomo F. Maraldi (French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1729))
1660 Hubert Gautier (French engineer (d. 1737))
1643 Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683) ()
1597 Roger Twysden (English historian and politician (d. 1672))
1567 Francis de Sales (Swiss bishop and saint (d. 1622))
1535 Shimazu Yoshihiro (Japanese general (d. 1619))
1165 Philip II of France (d. 1223) ()

August 21 deaths, Who died on August 21th


2013 Jean Berkey (American politician (b. 1938))
2013 Sid Bernstein (American record producer (b. 1918))
2013 Rodolfo Tan Cardoso (Filipino chess player (b. 1937))
2013 C. Gordon Fullerton (American colonel)
2013 Fred Martin (Scottish footballer (b. 1929))
2013 Enos Nkala (Zimbabwean politician)
2013 Lew Wood (American journalist (b. 1929))
2012 Tissa David (Hungarian-American animator (b. 1921))
2012 Georg Leber (German politician)
2012 Gary Mara (Australian rugby player (b. 1962))
2012 Taketoshi Naito (Japanese actor (b. 1926))
2012 J. Frank Raley (American politician (b. 1926))
2012 Don Raleigh (Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1926))
2012 Guy Spitaels (Belgian politician)
2012 William Thurston (American mathematician (b. 1946))
2010 Nancy Dolman (Canadian actress and singer (b. 1952))
2010 Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill (Argentinean sociologist and author (b. 1941))
2009 Rex Shelley (Singaporean author (b. 1930))
2009 Dean Turner (Australian singer)
2008 Jerry Finn (American record producer (b. 1969))
2007 Siobhan Dowd (English author (b. 1960))
2007 Elizabeth P. Hoisington (American general (b. 1918))
2007 Haley Paige (Mexican-American porn actress (b. 1981))
2006 Bismillah Khan (Indian shehnai player (b. 1916))
2006 Paul Fentener van Vlissingen (Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941))
2006 S. Yizhar (Israeli author and politician (b. 1916))
2005 Martin Dillon (American tenor (b. 1957))
2005 Robert Moog (American businessman)
2005 Dahlia Ravikovitch (Israeli poet (b. 1936))
2005 Marcus Schmuck (Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925))
2003 Kathy Wilkes (English philosopher and academic (b. 1946))
2003 Wesley Willis (American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Wesley Willis Fiasco) (b. 1963))
2001 Calum MacKay (Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927))
2000 Tomata du Plenty (American singer (The Screamers) (b. 1948))
2000 Daniel Lisulo (Zambian politician)
2000 Andrzej Zawada (Polish mountaineer (b. 1928))
1997 Yuri Nikulin (Russian clown and actor (b. 1921))
1995 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Indian-American astrophysicist)
1993 Tatiana Troyanos (American soprano (b. 1938))
1992 Dai Vernon (Canadian magician (b. 1894))
1989 Raul Seixas (Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945))
1988 Teodoro de Villa Diaz (Filipino guitarist and songwriter (The Dawn) (b. 1963))
1988 Ray Eames (American architect)
1983 Benigno Aquino (Jr.)
1982 Sobhuza II of Swaziland (b. 1899) ()
1979 Giuseppe Meazza (Italian footballer and manager (b. 1910))
1978 Charles Eames (American architect)
1974 Buford Pusser (American police officer (b. 1937))
1971 George Jackson (American activist and author)
1966 Martin Dooling (American soccer player (b. 1886))
1964 Palmiro Togliatti (Italian politician)
1960 David B. Steinman (American engineer)
1957 Mait Metsanurk (Estonian author (b. 1879))
1957 Nels Stewart (Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902))
1957 Harald Sverdrup (Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888))
1951 Constant Lambert (English composer and conductor (b. 1905))
1947 Ettore Bugatti (Italian-French engineer and businessman)
1943 Henrik Pontoppidan (Danish author)
1940 Hermann Obrecht (Swiss politician (b. 1882))
1940 Ernest Thayer (American poet (b. 1863))
1940 Leon Trotsky (Russian politician and theorist (b. 1879))
1935 John Hartley (English tennis player (b. 1849))
1919 Laurence Doherty (English tennis player (b. 1875))
1910 Bertalan Székely (Hungarian painter (b. 1835))
1905 Alexander von Oettingen (Baltic German theologian and statistician (b. 1827))
1870 Ma Xinyi (Chinese general and politician)
1854 Thomas Clayton (American lawyer and politician (b. 1777))
1838 Adelbert von Chamisso (German botanist and poet (b. 1781))
1836 Claude-Louis Navier (French physicist and engineer (b. 1785))
1814 Benjamin Thompson (American-English physicist and colonel (b. 1753))
1796 John McKinly (American physician and politician)
1775 Daher el-Omar (Arab ruler of Galilee (b. 1690))
1763 Charles Wyndham (2nd Earl of Egremont)
1762 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (English author (b. 1689))
1689 William Cleland (Scottish poet and soldier (b. 1661))
1673 Henry Grey (1st Earl of Stamford)
1627 Jacques Mauduit (French composer (b. 1557))
1614 Elizabeth Báthory (Hungarian serial killer (b. 1560))
1271 Alphonse (Count of Poitiers (b. 1220))
1157 Alfonso VII of León and Castile (b. 1105) ()
672 Kōbun (Japanese emperor (b. 648))