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Monday August 16, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1819
    Seventeen people die and over 600 are injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, England.
  • 1891
    The Basilica of San Sebastian in Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and blessed.
  • 1920
    Ray 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.
  • 1920
    The congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.
  • 1930
    The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks.
  • 1945
    An assassination attempt is made on Japan’s prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.
  • 1945
    Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.
  • 1960
    Joseph 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.
  • 1964
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1972
    In 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?

  • 1557
    Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)
  • 1876
    Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (d. 1942)
  • 1930
    Robert Culp, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1941
    Théoneste Bagosora, Rwandan army officer and alleged war criminal
  • 1952
    Reginald VelJohnson, American actor
  • 1972
    Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
  • 1975
    Didier Agathe, French footballer
  • 1981
    Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer
  • 1983
    Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ
  • 1988
    Rumer Willis, American actress

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