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Events of August 21st:

August 21st is the 233rd day of the year (234th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 21st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 21st:

1765 King William IV (British King 1830-1837)

1904 Count Basie (bandleader)

1923 Shimon Pires (Israeli Prime Minister)

1930 Princess Margaret (British royal)

Princess Margaret


1937 Donald Dewar (British politician - first First Minister of devolved Scottish government)

1938 Kenny Rogers (singer, actor, record producer, photographer, entrepreneur)

1951 Glenn Hughes (singer, bass player - Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion)

1952 Joe Strummer (singer, guitarist - The Clash)

1956 Kim Cattrall (actress)

1967 Carrie-Anne Moss (actress)

1968 Dina Carroll (singer)

1973 Sergey Brin (co-founder of Google)

1979 Kelis (singer)

1986 Usain Bolt (sprinter)



August 21st in History:

1770 James Cook claims eastern Australia for Britain, naming it New South Wales.

1831 Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion in Southampton, Virginia.

1888 William Seward Burroughs patents the first working adding machine.

1959 Hawaii admitted as the 50th US state.

Hawaiian Flag


1968 USSR invades Czechoslovakia.

1986 An eruption of carbon dioxide from the volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon kills 1,800 people.

1989 Nintendo Game Boy goes on sale.

Nintendo Game Boy


1991 Attempted coup in the USSR against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.

Mikhail Gorbachev


1991 Latvia declares its full independence


August 21st is also:

Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)


Astrology

People born on August 21st are Virgo

Virgo

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