August 24: Day of the Week
August 24, 2021 was the 236th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo 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 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1662The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
- 1690Job Charnock of the East India Company establishes a factory in Calcutta, an event formerly considered the founding of the city (in 2003 the Calcutta High Court ruled that the city has no birthday).
- 1815The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
- 1914World War I: German troops capture Namur.
- 1931France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
- 1949The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
- 1981Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
- 1994Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
- 1998First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
- 2001Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
Who were born on August 24?
- 1915James Tiptree, Jr., American writer (d. 1987)
- 1943Pini Zahavi, Israeli football agent
- 1952Holly Hallstrom American model for The Price is Right
- 1957Stephen Fry, English comedian and actor
- 1964Éric Bernard, French racing driver
- 1964Salizhan Sharipov, Russian cosmonaut
- 1973Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor
- 1973Grey DeLisle, voice actress
- 1977Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer
- 1988Rupert Grint, English actor
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