August 21

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 The Imitation Game in 2014 directed by Morten Tyldum and Kaala Patthar in 1979 directed by Yash Chopra.
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?

The Imitation Game

Release year: 2014

Written by: Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges (book)

Directed by: Morten Tyldum

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Kaala Patthar

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

The Iron Horse

Release year: 1924

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick

Country: United States of America

Range War

Release year: 1939

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Pedro de Cordoba


Release year: 1989

Directed by: John Duigan

Starring: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 21?


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


  • 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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Which were the most popular books released around August 21 over the years?

The Gown Of Glory

Year: 1952

By: Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Gown of Glory

The Second Coming

Year: 1980

By: Walker Percy

Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living.

When She Was Good

Year: 1967

By: Philip Roth

In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a …

Until You

Year: 1994

By: Judith McNaught

New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught sweeps readers from the wilds of America to elegant 1820s London in this unforgettable romantic adventure. A teacher in a school for wealthy young ladies, Sheridan, Bromleigh is hired to accompany one of …

Angel Unaware

Year: 1953

By: Dale Evans Rogers

Entertainers Roy and Dale Evans Rogers were thrilled when their little daughter Robin was born. But their excitement turned to concern when they were informed that Robin was born with Down's

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