August 21st: What is special about this date?

August 21st marks the 233rd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 234th in case of leap years). There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on August 21st, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to August 21st and what happened on August 21st in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about August 21st.


August 21st: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On August 21st there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Kim Cattrall
    Kim Cattrall (1956)

    Kim cattrall is an english-born actress known for her role as samantha jones in the tv series sex and the city.

  • Usain Bolt
    Usain Bolt (1986)

    Jamaican sprinter and athlete.

  • Hayden Panettiere
    Hayden Panettiere (1989)

    American actress, model and singer.

  • RJ Mitte
    RJ Mitte (1992)

    Rj mitte is an american actor best known for his role as walter white jr.

  • Joe Strummer
    Joe Strummer (1952)

    British singer and musician (the clash), (d. 2002).

  • Carrie-Anne Moss
    Carrie-Anne Moss (1967)

    Carrie-anne moss is a canadian actress best known for her role as trinity in the matrix trilogy.

  • Alicia Witt
    Alicia Witt (1975)

    American actress who made her debut on prime-time tv as zoey, the role she played on "cybill", was the first to make it big on prime-time...

  • Kenny Rogers
    Kenny Rogers (1938)

    American entertainer.

  • Peter Weir
    Peter Weir (1944)

    Sydney, nsw -- writer (witness, dead poets society).

  • Bo Burnham
    Bo Burnham (1990)

    American comedian, actor, musician, poet, and singer-songwriter.

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August 21st: who died on this date?

On August 21st the following celebrities died:

  • Leon Trotsky
    Leon Trotsky (1940)

    Russian politician, leader of the bolshevik revolution.

  • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1995)

    Indian-american astrophysicist, astronomer, and mathematician, nobel prize laureate (d. 1995).

  • Henrik Pontoppidan (1943)

    Danish journalist and author, nobel prize laureate (b. 1857).

  • Raul Seixas (1989)

    Pablo coelho's partner and brazilian singer, new age composer.

  • Richard Wilson (1991)

    He is a scottish actor best known for his role in "one foot in the grave" as victor meldrew.

  • Jean Redpath (2014)

    Scottish folk singer who immigrated to america in 1961.

  • Giuseppe Meazza (1979)

    Italian footballer known for his skill and versatility.

  • Sid Bernstein (2013)

    American record producer (d. 2013).

  • Constant Lambert (1951)

    British composer and conductor (born in 1905).

  • See all famous people who died on August 21st


August 21st: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On August 21st, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Leo according to the Western Zodiac.

Leo zodiac sign

August 21st: what is special about the Leo sign?

The Leo sign encompasses people born between July 23rd and August 22nd.

You can discover Leo's personality traits and attitude and Leo's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Leo born in August discover why August born are so special.


August 21st: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on August 21st in history:

  • Aug 21, 1930: Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
  • Aug 21, 1943: Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington
  • Aug 21, 1948: Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
  • Aug 21, 1957: 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan
  • Aug 21, 1975: US lightens trade embargo against Cuba
  • Aug 21, 1978: 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs. US Air Force
  • Aug 21, 1983: La Cage aux Folles opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances
  • Aug 21, 1986: Rags opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Aug 21, 1987: Clayton Lonetree, first US Marine court-martialed for spying, convicted.
  • Aug 21, 1990: Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone send peacekeepers to intervene in the First Liberian Civil War.
  • Aug 21, 2006: General election in Democratic Republic of the Congo: A meeting between Bemba, foreign ambassadors representing the International Committee Accompanying the Transformation to Democracy (CIAT), is taking place at Kinshasa. However, clashes break out between Kabila, Bemba forces Bemba to flee from his residence. The attack was reportedly by heavy machine guns as well as artillery. Jean-Tobias Okala (UN spokesperson in DRC), announced that the foreign diplomats included MONUC were being sent to the
  • Aug 21, 2013: Syrian civil war: Syrian activists claim that chemical weapons attacks have claimed the lives of over 600 people near Damascus.

What day of the year is August 21st?

August 21st marks the 233rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 234th in case of leap years).

There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 21st is the 21st day of the month of August.