August 21

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 21. From 1900 until now. August 21 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Alizée (singer) (1984), Usain Bolt (1986) and Hayden Panettiere (1989). Several movies were released around August 21 over the years, such as Pather Panchali in 1955 directed by Satyajit Ray and Rashomon in 1950 directed by Akira Kurosawa.
But much more happened on August 21 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 21 over the years?
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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Release year: 1925

Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Starring: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell

Country: United States of America

Serenity

Serenity

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Country: United States of America

Love Letters

Love Letters

Release year: 1945

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 21?


Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Events

  • 2018 War in Afghanistan: Mortars are fired at the diplomatic quarter of Kabul during a speech by President Ashraf Ghani. After several hours of fighting, including a helicopter attack on a building behind the Id Gah Mosque, police say the attackers are dead and four people are wounded. (BBC)
  • 2017 Aftermath of the 2017 Barcelona attacks: Spanish police hunting the chief suspect in last Thursday's van attack in Barcelona shoot dead a man to the west of the city who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt. (BBC)
  • 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): An al-Shabaab suicide car bomb kills at least 20 people in the town of Galkayo in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region. (Reuters)
  • 2015 Destruction of cultural heritage by ISIL: The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant destroys the historic Mar Elian monastery near the town of Al-Qaryatayn in the Homs Governorate in Syria. (AP)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 21 over the years?


Top #1 songs in the USA

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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 21 over the years?
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Homegrown Democrat by Garrison Keillor

Homegrown Democrat

Year: 2004

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In this thoughtful, deeply personal work, one of the nation's best-loved voices takes the plunge into politics and comes up with a book that has had all of America talking.

The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge

The Rosemary Tree

Year: 1956

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"It was not for her to criticize the ways of Almighty God; if He liked to go to all that trouble over the snowflakes, millions and millions of them, their intricate

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Paris Wife

Year: 2011

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A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

The Collector by John Fowles

The Collector

Year: 1963

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Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists.

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

Year: 1972

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