August 21: Day of the Week
August 21, 2021 was the 233rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 1192Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
- 1689The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
- 1770James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
- 1810Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
- 1852Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
- 1911The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
- 1961Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes.
- 1963Xa Loi Pagoda raids: the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalises Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.
- 1971A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
- 2007Hurricane 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?
- 1535Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)
- 1754William Murdoch, Scottish inventor (d. 1839)
- 1798Jules Michelet, French historian (d. 1874)
- 1929X. J. Kennedy, American poet
- 1940Endre Szemerédi, Hungarian mathematician
- 1956Kim Cattrall, English-born actress
- 1961David Morales, American disc jockey
- 1971Robert Harvey, Australian Rules Footballer (St Kilda Football Club)
- 1984B.J. Upton, American baseball player
- 1987Kim Kibum, a member of Korean boy band Super junior. actor and singer
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