August 21: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

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. People born on this day are under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Alizée (singer) (1984), Usain Bolt (1986) and Hayden Panettiere (1989). Holidays and observances around the world include: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.
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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Release year: 2022

Directed by: Philip Martin

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Alejandro Amenabar

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Thor Freudenthal

The Vow

The Vow

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Michael Sucsy

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Jessica Lange

Victor Crowley

Victor Crowley

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Adam Green

Starring: Parry Shen, Kane Hodder, Laura Ortiz, Dave Sheridan


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 Afghanistan War: Mortars fired on Kabul's diplomatic quarter during President Ashraf Ghani's speech. Police say that the attackers have been killed and four others are injured after hours of fighting.
  • 2017 Aftermath from the 2017 Barcelona Attacks: A Spanish police officer hunting the chief suspect in the van attack in Barcelona last Thursday shot dead a man west of Barcelona who was wearing an explosive belt.
  • 2016 Somali Civil War (2009-present). A suicide car bomb by Al-Shabaab kills at least 20 people in Galkayo, Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland.
  • 2015 ISIL destroys cultural heritage: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant demolishes the historical Mar Elian monastery in Al-Qaryatayn, Syria's Homs Governorate.
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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

  • 2017 - Despacito
  • 2016 - Cheap Thrills
  • 2015 - Cheerleader
  • 2014 - Rude
  • 2013 - Blurred Lines
  • 2012 - Call Me Maybe
  • 2011 - Party Rock Anthem
  • 2010 - Love The Way You Lie
  • 2009 - I Gotta Feelingyoutube
  • 2008 - I Kissed A Girl
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Ride
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - A Sky Full Of Stars
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Oh Love
  • 2011 - The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
  • 2010 - The Catalyst
  • 2009 - New Divide


Which were the most popular books released around August 21 over the years?
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Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell

Cause of Death

Year: 1996


Dr. Kay Scarpetta dives into the murky depths a ship graveyard in search of Ted Eddings's remains, an investigative reporter. Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and Pete Marino (police captain) will be following the scents and violence of death and violence …

The Heist by Daniel Silva

The Heist

Year: 2014


Sometimes, Gabriel Allon is an art restorer and spy. Daniel Silva, #1 New York Times bestseller, tells the story of a high-stakes tale of international intrigue.

Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Is Paris Burning?

Year: 1965


The dramatic story of Paris's liberation by the Allies comes from the bestselling author of The City of Joy. Is Paris Burning

The Class by Erich Segal

The Class

Year: 1985


The powerful and moving story of five Harvard Class of 1958 students and their relationships with women is told by Erich Segal, a world-renowned author.

Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America

Year: 1959


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