August 16: Day of the Week
August 16, 2021 is the 228th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1819Seventeen people die and over 600 are injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, England.
- 1891The Basilica of San Sebastian in Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and blessed.
- 1920Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.
- 1920The congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.
- 1930The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
- 1945An assassination attempt is made on Japan’s prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.
- 1945Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.
- 1960Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102800 ft, setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.
- 1964Vietnam War: A coup d'état replaces Duong Van Minh with General Nguyen Khanh as President of South Vietnam. A new constitution is established with aid from the U.S. Embassy.
- 1972In an unsuccessful coup d'état attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco’s plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.
Who were born on August 16?
- 1557Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)
- 1876Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (d. 1942)
- 1930Robert Culp, American actor (d. 2010)
- 1941Théoneste Bagosora, Rwandan army officer and alleged war criminal
- 1952Reginald VelJohnson, American actor
- 1972Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
- 1975Didier Agathe, French footballer
- 1981Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer
- 1983Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ
- 1988Rumer Willis, American actress
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