August 24

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 24. From 1900 until now. August 24 is under the sign of Virgo. Famous birthdays on this day include Jean-Michel Jarre (1948), Paulo Coelho (1947) and Rupert Grint (1988). Several movies were released around August 24 over the years, such as Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms in 2021 directed by Ethan Spaulding and Vigil in 2021 directed by Vincent Ward.
But much more happened on August 24 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 24 over the years?
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Ethan Spaulding

Starring: Jennifer Carpenter, Grey Griffin, Joel McHale, Fred Tatasciore



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Vincent Ward



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

On the Verge

On the Verge

Release year: 2021

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 24?


  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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  • 2018 Spanish government approves a decree amending the Historical Memory Law that allows the government to exhume Francisco Franco’s remains from Valle de los Caidos.
  • 2017 Archaeology in Israel: An archaeological mosaic from the 6th century, dated to Justinian I's rule, was discovered while installing communication cables inside Jerusalem's Old City.
  • 2016 Syrian civil war: US-backed rebels and the Turkish Armed Forces join forces to take Jarabulus from ISIL. To prevent ISIL from retaking areas they will not retreat from, the Turkish Land Forces are also bombarding YPG positions.
  • 2015 Turkey-PKK conflict - Two Turkish Army soldiers are killed and three injured by an IED on a roadside near Semdinli, Hakkari Province. (Reuters via LBC Group.) Insurgents from the PKK set fire to a natural gas pipeline in Turkey’s southeastern Kars Province, near the Armenian border.
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Famous Birthday

Who was born on August 24?

Famous Deaths

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 24 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Despacito
  • 2016 - Cheap Thrills
  • 2015 - Can't Feel My Face
  • 2014 - Rude
  • 2013 - Blurred Lines
  • 2012 - Whistle
  • 2011 - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)youtube
  • 2010 - Love The Way You Lie
  • 2009 - I Gotta Feelingyoutube
  • 2008 - Disturbiayoutube
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Heathens
  • 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 24 over the years?
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The Conscience Of A Conservative by Barry Goldwater

The Conscience Of A Conservative

Year: 1960


2011 Reprint of the 1960 Edition. Original edition in full facsimile. Not reproduced using optical recognition software. Goldwater published "The Conscience Of A Conservative" in the year he was born.

Silver Wings, Santiago Blue by Janet Dailey

Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

Year: 1984


This is the thrilling story of the first WASPS (Women Airforce Service Pilots), who risked everything to support the war effort in World War II.

But We Were Born Free by Elmer Holmes Davis

But We Were Born Free

Year: 1954


Book by Davis, Elmer Holmes

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk

Year: 1974


This honest and beautiful novel by James Baldwin tells America the story of love in the face injustice.

The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris

The Naked Ape

Year: 1968


This classic work is a landmark in popular psychology and anthropology. Zoologist Desmond Morris sees humans as another species of animal in the book that was first published in 1967.

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