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August 31

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 31. From 1900 until now. August 31 is under the sign of Virgo. Famous birthdays on this day include Richard Gere (1949), Eric Zemmour (1958) and Queen Rania of Jordan (1970). Several movies were released around August 31 over the years, such as Back to the Future in 1991 directed by Robert Zemeckis and Warrior in 2011 directed by Gavin O'Connor.
But much more happened on August 31 over the years: find out below

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released around August 31 over the years?
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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Release year: 1991

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Lion

Lion

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Garth Davis

Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Children of Men

Children of Men

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Starring: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 31?


Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • 2018 War in Donbass: The leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, is killed in a blast at a café in Donetsk. (BBC)
  • 2017 Wells Fargo account fraud scandal: Wells Fargo reports finding an additional 1.4 million potentially fake bank and credit card accounts, bringing the total problematic accounts to approximately 3.5 million. (CNN)
  • 2016 Mother Teresa of Calcutta is to be canonized into sainthood after "proof" of two miracles. (NPR)
  • 2015 2015 Bangkok bombing: Thai police say they have discovered bomb-making material in a raid in an apartment in an outer side of Bangkok. (AP)
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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 31 over the years?
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The Bridges At Toko-Ri by James A. Michener

The Bridges At Toko-Ri

Year: 1953

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In one of his beloved early bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener crafts a tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air

The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

The Man From St. Petersburg

Year: 1982

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His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, ha had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

Year: 1956

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One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

The Boat by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

The Boat

Year: 1975

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Autumn 1941. A U-boat is on a hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic, but the tide is beginning to turn against the Germans.

The Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips

The Politics Of Rich And Poor

Year: 1990

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The enormous concentration of wealth in the United States during the 1980s--most of it in the hands of the top 1% of the population--will provoke what Phillips calls a watershed change

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