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 Into the Wild in 2007 directed by Sean Penn and The Game in 1997 directed by David Fincher.
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

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 24?


Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 2018 The Spanish government passes a decree which amends the Historical Memory Law to allow the government to exhume Francisco Franco's remains from the Valle de los Caídos. (The Independent)
  • 2017 Archaeology of Israel: A 6th century mosaic dated from the rule of Justinian I is discovered while installing communication cables in Jerusalem's Old City. (Reuters via ABC Australia)
  • 2016 Syrian civil war: The Turkish Armed Forces and US-backed Syrian rebels launch an initially successful campaign to capture the town of Jarabulus from ISIL. The Turkish Land Forces are also shelling YPG positions to prevent them from capturing areas that ISIL will retreat from. (AP via NBC News) (AP) (ABC News)
  • 2015 Turkey–PKK conflict: A roadside IED near the town of Şemdinli in Hakkari Province kills two Turkish Army soldiers and injures three others. (Reuters via LBC Group)PKK insurgents blow up a natural gas pipeline in Turkey's southeastern Kars Province near the Armenian border. (The Daily Sabah)
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Music charts

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


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Books

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Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

Ghost Soldiers

Year: 2001

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On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among

Christine by Stephen King

Christine

Year: 1983

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Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.Arnie’s

Judge & Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross

Judge & Jury

Year: 2006

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Andie DeGrasse, an aspiring actress and single mom, is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed from the pool, she tells the judge that most of her legal knowledge comes from a bit part curling around a stripper's pole …

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation

Year: 2000

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The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

This Rough Magic

Year: 1964

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When Lucy comes to Corfu to visit her sister, she is elated to discover that the castello above their villa is being rented to Sir Julian Gale, one of the brightest lights in England's theatrical world.

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