August 14: Day of the Week
August 14, 2021 is the 226th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1385Portuguese Crisis of 1383–1385: Battle of Aljubarrota – Portuguese forces commanded by King João I and his general Nuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King Juan I.
- 1816the United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
- 1900The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
- 1933Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acre.
- 1967UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
- 1972An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
- 1973The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
- 1980Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
- 2003Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
- 2007The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
Who were born on August 14?
- 1727Princess Anne Henriette of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1752)
- 1777Francis I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
- 1923Diodoros, Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem (d. 2000)
- 1956Johnny Lever, Indian actor
- 1957Gino Hernandez, American professional wrestler (d. 1986)
- 1965Brannon Braga, writer and executive producer of 24, Star Trek, and FlashForward
- 1968Adrian Lester, British actor
- 1974Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
- 1984Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
- 1990Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer
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