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Sunday August 21, 2022

August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2022 is the 233rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1852
    Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
  • 1942
    World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
  • 1942
    World War II: the Guadalcanal campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
  • 1944
    Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
  • 1959
    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
  • 1979
    Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
  • 1983
    Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport).
  • 1991
    Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
  • 2007
    Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.

Who were born on August 21?

  • 1813
    Jean Stas, Belgian chemist (d. 1891)
  • 1826
    Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist (d. 1903)
  • 1925
    Judy Grable, American professional wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1937
    Gustavo Noboa, former President of Ecuador
  • 1945
    Jerry DaVanon, baseball player
  • 1962
    Tsutomu Miyazaki Japanese Serial killer (d. 2008)
  • 1965
    Jim Bullinger, American baseball player
  • 1966
    John Wetteland, Major League Baseball player
  • 1978
    Bhumika Chawla, Indian Actress
  • 1984
    B.J. Upton, American baseball player

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