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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 Memento in 2000 directed by Christopher Nolan and Rocco and His Brothers in 1960 directed by Luchino Visconti.
But much more happened on August 31 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 31 over the years?
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Memento

Memento

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Shree 420

Shree 420

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Raj Kapoor

Starring: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Nadira, Nemo

The King's Speech

The King's Speech

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Country: United States of America

The Martian

The Martian

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

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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Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg

Kate Remembered

Year: 2003

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For seven decades Katharine Hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the twentieth century - reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

Year: 1981

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

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

Eden Burning by Belva Plain

Eden Burning

Year: 1982

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She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman.

Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish

Year: 1956

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Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

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