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Saturday August 21, 2021

August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2021 is the 233rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1331
    King Stephen Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stephen Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondicherry.
  • 1810
    Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion.
  • 1942
    World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
  • 1944
    Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
  • 1982
    Lebanese Civil War: The first troops of a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization’s withdrawal from Lebanon.
  • 1992
    Ruby Ridge Standoff in Idaho
  • 1993
    NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
  • 2001
    The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1643
    King Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
  • 1765
    William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
  • 1925
    Judy Grable, American professional wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1936
    Radish Tordia, painter of Figurative Art from Georgia
  • 1951
    Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1956
    Kim Cattrall, English-born actress
  • 1959
    Jim McMahon, American football player
  • 1973
    Steve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Jason Eaton, New Zealand All Black rugby player
  • 1986
    Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter

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