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 Room in 2015 directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Spotlight in 2015 directed by Tom McCarthy.
But much more happened on August 24 over the years: find out below

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released around August 24 over the years?
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Room

Room

Release year: 2015

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Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Spotlight

Spotlight

Release year: 2015

Written by:

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States of America

Black Swan

Black Swan

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Country: United States of America

Way Down East

Way Down East

Release year: 1920

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

Country: United States of America

Pierrot le Fou

Pierrot le Fou

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Aicha Abadir

Country: United States of America

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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?


Top #1 songs in the USA

Top #1 Rock songs

Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 24 over the years?
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Any Way The Wind Blows by E. Lynn Harris

Any Way The Wind Blows

Year: 2001

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When her wedding to John “Basil” Henderson didn’t come off as planned, Yancey Harrington Braxton flew off to L.A. and remade herself as mega-diva Yancey B.

The Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

The Seduction Of Peter S.

Year: 1983

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Crisis by Robin Cook

Crisis

Year: 2006

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Shocked and humiliated by a medical malpractice lawsuit that compromises everything he has worked for, devoted physician Craig Bowman receives help from his estranged brother-in-law, medical examiner Jack Stapleton, who discovers a Pandora's box of trouble after exhuming the body …

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.

Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg

Candy

Year: 1964

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Banned upon its initial publication, the now-classic Candy is a romp of a story about the impossibly sweet Candy Christian, a wide-eyed, luscious, all-American girl. Candy –– a satire of Voltaire’s Candide –– chronicles her adventures with mystics, sexual analysts, …

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