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 My Man Godfrey in 1936 directed by Gregory La Cava and Sling Blade in 1996 directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
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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My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Release year: 1936

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Sling Blade

Sling Blade

Release year: 1996

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Country: United States of America

Last Year at Marienbad

Last Year at Marienbad

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Alain Resnais

Starring: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff, Françoise Bertin

Country: United States of America

Arrival

Arrival

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Victim

Victim

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

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?


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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 24 over the years?
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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, …

Black Notice  by Patricia Cornwell

Black Notice

Year: 2000

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HB as shown. Title: Black Notice. Author: Patricia Cornwell. Publisher: G.P. Putnam & Sons. English. ISBN# 0399145087 full number line. English. Not a BCE or Ex-Library.

Slaves Of New York by Tama Janowitz

Slaves Of New York

Year: 1986

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Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance.

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