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August 21st, 2007 (August 21 2007)EventHurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.
August 21st, 2007 (August 21 2007)DeathSiobhan Dowd, British/Irish writer (born in 1960)
August 21st, 2007 (August 21 2007)DeathElizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (born in 1918)
August 21st, 2007 (August 21 2007)DeathHaley Paige, American pornographic actress (born in 1981)
August 21st, 2006 (August 21 2006)DeathPaul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (born in 1941)
August 21st, 2006 (August 21 2006)DeathUstad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (born in 1916)
August 21st, 2005 (August 21 2005)DeathMarcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (born in 1925)
August 21st, 2005 (August 21 2005)DeathRobert Moog, American pioneer of electronic music (born in 1934)
August 21st, 2005 (August 21 2005)DeathDahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (born in 1936)
August 21st, 2005 (August 21 2005)DeathMartin Dillon, tenor, American opera singer (born in 1957)
August 21st, 2003 (August 21 2003)DeathKathy Wilkes, English philosopher and aid worker (born in 1946) Philo Quotes
August 21st, 2003 (August 21 2003)DeathWesley Willis, American musician (born in 1963)
August 21st, 2001 (August 21 2001)EventNATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
August 21st, 2001 (August 21 2001)EventThe Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
August 21st, 2001 (August 21 2001)DeathCalum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1927)
August 21st, 2000 (August 21 2000)DeathDaniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (born in 1930)
August 21st, 1997 (August 21 1997)DeathYuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (born in 1921)
August 21st, 1996 (August 21 1996)BirthJamia Simone Nash, American singer and actress
August 21st, 1995 (August 21 1995)DeathSubrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-born astrophysicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1910)
August 21st, 1993 (August 21 1993)EventNASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
August 21st, 1991 (August 21 1991)EventLatvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.
August 21st, 1991 (August 21 1991)EventCoup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
August 21st, 1989 (August 21 1989)BirthHayden Panettiere, American actress, model and singer
August 21st, 1989 (August 21 1989)DeathRaul Seixas, Brazilian singer (born in 1945)
August 21st, 1988 (August 21 1988)BirthLouise Setara, English singer-songwriter
August 21st, 1988 (August 21 1988)BirthParis Bennett, American singer and finalist on American Idol (season 5)
August 21st, 1988 (August 21 1988)DeathRay Eames, American designer, artist and architect (born in 1912)
August 21st, 1987 (August 21 1987)BirthKim Kibum, one of the member of Korean boy band Super junior. actor and singer
August 21st, 1986 (August 21 1986)EventCarbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
August 21st, 1986 (August 21 1986)BirthUsain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
August 21st, 1984 (August 21 1984)BirthNeil Dexter, South African cricketer
August 21st, 1984 (August 21 1984)BirthAlizee Jacotey, French singer
August 21st, 1984 (August 21 1984)BirthMelissa Schuman, American actress
August 21st, 1984 (August 21 1984)BirthB.J. Upton, American baseball player
August 21st, 1983 (August 21 1983)EventPhilippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. was assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport).
August 21st, 1983 (August 21 1983)BirthJosh Harrington, American professional BMX rider
August 21st, 1983 (August 21 1983)BirthChantelle Houghton, British TV personality
August 21st, 1983 (August 21 1983)BirthBrody Jenner, American actor
August 21st, 1983 (August 21 1983)BirthScott McDonald, Australian footballer
August 21st, 1983 (August 21 1983)DeathBenigno Aquino, Jr., Philippine opposition leader (born in 1932)
August 21st, 1982 (August 21 1982)DeathSobhuza II, King of Swaziland (born in 1899)
August 21st, 1981 (August 21 1981)BirthAndreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player
August 21st, 1981 (August 21 1981)BirthCollie Buddz, (Colin Harper) Reggae & Dancehall artist
August 21st, 1981 (August 21 1981)DeathMichael Devine, the last man to die in the 1981 Irish hunger strike (born in 1954)
August 21st, 1980 (August 21 1980)BirthBurney Lamar, American race car driver
August 21st, 1980 (August 21 1980)BirthPaul Menard, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver
August 21st, 1979 (August 21 1979)BirthKelis Rogers-Jones, American singer
August 21st, 1979 (August 21 1979)DeathGiuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (born in 1910)
August 21st, 1978 (August 21 1978)BirthReuben Droughns, American football player
August 21st, 1978 (August 21 1978)BirthJason Marquis, American baseball player
August 21st, 1978 (August 21 1978)BirthAlan Lee, Irish footballer
August 21st, 1978 (August 21 1978)BirthLee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player
August 21st, 1978 (August 21 1978)BirthPeter Buxton, English rugby union player
August 21st, 1978 (August 21 1978)DeathCharles Eames, American designer and architect (born in 1907)
August 21st, 1976 (August 21 1976)EventOperation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjeom, Korea.
August 21st, 1976 (August 21 1976)BirthAlex Brooks, American ice hockey player
August 21st, 1976 (August 21 1976)BirthJeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player
August 21st, 1975 (August 21 1975)BirthAlicia Witt, American actress
August 21st, 1975 (August 21 1975)BirthSimon Katich, Australian cricketer
August 21st, 1973 (August 21 1973)BirthSteve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player
August 21st, 1973 (August 21 1973)BirthSergey Brin, Co-founder of Google
August 21st, 1971 (August 21 1971)EventA bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
August 21st, 1971 (August 21 1971)BirthLiam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy)
August 21st, 1971 (August 21 1971)BirthMatthew Noonan, American Concert Organist
August 21st, 1971 (August 21 1971)BirthRobert Harvey, Australian Rules Footballer (St Kilda Football Club)
August 21st, 1971 (August 21 1971)DeathGeorge Jackson, American prisoner, Soledad Brother, Black Panther (born in 1941)
August 21st, 1970 (August 21 1970)BirthNathan Jones, American professional wrestler
August 21st, 1970 (August 21 1970)BirthErik Dekker, Dutch cyclist
August 21st, 1969 (August 21 1969)EventAn Australian, Michael Dennis Rohan, sets the Al-Aqsa Mosque on fire
August 21st, 1969 (August 21 1969)BirthJosee Chouinard, Canadian figure skater
August 21st, 1968 (August 21 1968)EventSoviet Union-dominated Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring; on the same day, Nicolae Ceausescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet maneuver, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.
August 21st, 1968 (August 21 1968)EventJames Anderson, Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.
August 21st, 1967 (August 21 1967)BirthCarrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
August 21st, 1967 (August 21 1967)BirthSerj Tankian, Armenian-born singer (System of a Down)
August 21st, 1967 (August 21 1967)BirthDarren Bewick, AFL footballer
August 21st, 1966 (August 21 1966)BirthJohn Wetteland, Major League Baseball playerJohn Major Quotes
August 21st, 1965 (August 21 1965)BirthJim Bullinger, American baseball player
August 21st, 1964 (August 21 1964)BirthTrinity Loren, American actress and model (died in 1998)
August 21st, 1964 (August 21 1964)DeathPalmiro Togliatti, Italian communist leader (born in 1893)
August 21st, 1963 (August 21 1963)EventXa Loi Pagoda raids: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalises Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.
August 21st, 1963 (August 21 1963)BirthKing Mohammed VI of Morocco
August 21st, 1963 (August 21 1963)BirthRichmond Arquette, American actor
August 21st, 1962 (August 21 1962)BirthJeff Stryker, American actor
August 21st, 1961 (August 21 1961)BirthDavid Morales, American disc jockey
August 21st, 1961 (August 21 1961)BirthStephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist
August 21st, 1960 (August 21 1960)DeathDavid Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (born in 1886)
August 21st, 1959 (August 21 1959)EventPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
August 21st, 1959 (August 21 1959)BirthJim McMahon, American football player
August 21st, 1957 (August 21 1957)DeathHarald Ulrik Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (born in 1888)
August 21st, 1957 (August 21 1957)DeathNels Stewart, professional ice hockey player (born in 1902)
August 21st, 1956 (August 21 1956)BirthKim Cattrall, English-born actress
August 21st, 1954 (August 21 1954)BirthArchie Griffin, former American football player and only two-time Heisman Trophy winner.
August 21st, 1954 (August 21 1954)BirthIvan Stang, American writer
August 21st, 1952 (August 21 1952)BirthJoe Strummer, British musician and singer (The Clash) (died in 2002)
August 21st, 1952 (August 21 1952)BirthGlenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple)
August 21st, 1951 (August 21 1951)BirthEric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
August 21st, 1951 (August 21 1951)BirthChar Margolis, American medium
August 21st, 1951 (August 21 1951)BirthHarry Smith, American television journalist
August 21st, 1951 (August 21 1951)BirthMargo Kane, Canadian playwright.
August 21st, 1951 (August 21 1951)DeathConstant Lambert, British composer and conductor (born in 1905)Constant Lambert Quotes
August 21st, 1950 (August 21 1950)BirthPatrick Juvet, Swiss singer
August 21st, 1949 (August 21 1949)BirthLoretta Devine, American actress
August 21st, 1947 (August 21 1947)DeathEttore Bugatti, Italian automobile manufacturer (born in 1881)
August 21st, 1945 (August 21 1945)BirthJerry DaVanon, baseball player
August 21st, 1945 (August 21 1945)BirthBasil Poledouris, American film score composer (died in 2006)
August 21st, 1944 (August 21 1944)EventDumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
August 21st, 1944 (August 21 1944)BirthJackie DeShannon, American singerJackie DeShannon Quotes
August 21st, 1944 (August 21 1944)BirthPeter Weir, Australian film director
August 21st, 1944 (August 21 1944)BirthPerry Christie, former prime minister of the Bahamas
August 21st, 1943 (August 21 1943)BirthHugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor
August 21st, 1943 (August 21 1943)DeathHenrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer, Nobel Prize (born in 1857)
August 21st, 1942 (August 21 1942)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Stalingrad began.
August 21st, 1942 (August 21 1942)EventWorld War II: A Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
August 21st, 1942 (August 21 1942)EventWorld War II: Allied forces involved in the Guadalcanal campaign defeated an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
August 21st, 1940 (August 21 1940)DeathLeon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary (born in 1879)Leon Trotsky Quotes
August 21st, 1940 (August 21 1940)DeathErnest Lawrence Thayer, American poet (born in 1863)
August 21st, 1940 (August 21 1940)DeathHermann Obrecht, member of the Swiss Federal Council (born in 1882)
August 21st, 1939 (August 21 1939)BirthJames Burton, American guitarist
August 21st, 1939 (August 21 1939)BirthClarence Williams III, American actor
August 21st, 1939 (August 21 1939)BirthFestus Mogae, president of Botswana
August 21st, 1938 (August 21 1938)BirthKenny Rogers, American singer and actor
August 21st, 1937 (August 21 1937)BirthRobert Stone, American novelist
August 21st, 1936 (August 21 1936)BirthWilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (died in 1999)
August 21st, 1936 (August 21 1936)BirthRadish Tordia, Painter Of Figurative Art From Georgia
August 21st, 1935 (August 21 1935)DeathJohn Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (born in 1849)John Hart Quotes
August 21st, 1934 (August 21 1934)BirthPaul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist
August 21st, 1933 (August 21 1933)BirthJanet Baker, English mezzo-soprano
August 21st, 1932 (August 21 1932)BirthMelvin Van Peebles, American actor and screenwriter
August 21st, 1930 (August 21 1930)BirthPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (died in 2002)
August 21st, 1930 (August 21 1930)BirthFrank Perry, American film director (died in 1995)
August 21st, 1929 (August 21 1929)BirthX. J. Kennedy, American poet
August 21st, 1929 (August 21 1929)BirthMarie Severin, American comic book artist and colorist
August 21st, 1928 (August 21 1928)BirthArt Farmer, American trumpet player (died in 1999)
August 21st, 1927 (August 21 1927)BirthThomas S. Monson, 16th president of the (Mormon) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Jesus Christ Quotes
August 21st, 1925 (August 21 1925)BirthMaurice Pialat, French actor and director (died in 2003)
August 21st, 1925 (August 21 1925)BirthJorge Rafael Videla, ex-dictator of Argentina
August 21st, 1924 (August 21 1924)BirthJack Buck, American sports announcer (died in 2002)
August 21st, 1924 (August 21 1924)BirthChris Schenkel, American sports journalist (died in 2005)
August 21st, 1924 (August 21 1924)BirthJack Weston, American actor (died in 1996)
August 21st, 1920 (August 21 1920)BirthChristopher Robin Milne, inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories (died in 1996)
August 21st, 1918 (August 21 1918)BirthBilly Reay, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 2004)
August 21st, 1915 (August 21 1915)BirthRaquel Rastenni, Danish singer (died in 1998)
August 21st, 1912 (August 21 1912)BirthToe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (died in 1995)
August 21st, 1911 (August 21 1911)EventThe Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.
August 21st, 1909 (August 21 1909)BirthNikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (died in 1992)
August 21st, 1908 (August 21 1908)BirthM. M. Kaye, British writer (died in 2004)
August 21st, 1906 (August 21 1906)BirthFriz Freleng, American movie animator (died in 1995)
August 21st, 1904 (August 21 1904)BirthWilliam "Count" Basie, American bandleader (died in 1984)
August 21st, 1892 (August 21 1892)BirthCharles Vanel, French actor and director (died in 1989)
August 21st, 1891 (August 21 1891)BirthEmiliano Mercado del Toro, World s oldest living man 2004-2007 (died in 2007)
August 21st, 1888 (August 21 1888)EventThe first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
August 21st, 1879 (August 21 1879)EventThe Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist reportedly appear to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
August 21st, 1878 (August 21 1878)EventThe American Bar Association is founded.
August 21st, 1872 (August 21 1872)BirthAubrey Beardsley, English illustrator (died in 1898)
August 21st, 1863 (August 21 1863)EventLawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerillas Quantrill s Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
August 21st, 1862 (August 21 1862)EventThe Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.
August 21st, 1858 (August 21 1858)EventThe Lincoln-Douglas debates begin.
August 21st, 1856 (August 21 1856)EventAmerica s first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856)
August 21st, 1852 (August 21 1852)EventTlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
August 21st, 1842 (August 21 1842)EventThe city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
August 21st, 1838 (August 21 1838)DeathAdelbert von Chamisso, German writer (born in 1781)
August 21st, 1836 (August 21 1836)DeathClaude-Louis Navier, French physicist (born in 1785)
August 21st, 1831 (August 21 1831)EventNat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion.
August 21st, 1826 (August 21 1826)BirthKarl Gegenbaur, German anatomist (died in 1903)
August 21st, 1821 (August 21 1821)EventJarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the Eliza Frances.
August 21st, 1816 (August 21 1816)BirthCharles Frederic Gerhardt, French chemist (died in 1856)
August 21st, 1814 (August 21 1814)DeathBenjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (born in 1753)
August 21st, 1813 (August 21 1813)BirthJean Stas, Belgian chemist (died in 1891)
August 21st, 1810 (August 21 1810)EventJean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
August 21st, 1801 (August 21 1801)BirthGuillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch politician (died in 1876)
August 21st, 1800 (August 21 1800)BirthHiram Walden, American politician (died in 1880)
August 21st, 1798 (August 21 1798)BirthJules Michelet, French historian (died in 1874)
August 21st, 1796 (August 21 1796)DeathJohn McKinly, American physician and President of Delaware (born in 1721)
August 21st, 1789 (August 21 1789)BirthAugustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (died in 1857)
August 21st, 1772 (August 21 1772)EventKing Gustav III completes his coup d etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
August 21st, 1770 (August 21 1770)EventJames Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
August 21st, 1765 (August 21 1765)BirthWilliam IV of the United Kingdom (died in 1837)William King Quotes
August 21st, 1763 (August 21 1763)DeathCharles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, British statesman (born in 1710)
August 21st, 1762 (August 21 1762)DeathLady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (born in 1689)Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes
August 21st, 1760 (August 21 1760)EventThe church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.
August 21st, 1754 (August 21 1754)BirthWilliam Murdoch, Scottish inventor (died in 1839)
August 21st, 1754 (August 21 1754)BirthBanastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (died in 1833)
August 21st, 1725 (August 21 1725)BirthJean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter (died in 1805)
August 21st, 1689 (August 21 1689)EventThe Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
August 21st, 1689 (August 21 1689)DeathWilliam Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier
August 21st, 1680 (August 21 1680)EventPueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
August 21st, 1673 (August 21 1673)DeathHenry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford, English soldierHenry Ford Quotes
August 21st, 1670 (August 21 1670)BirthJames FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader (died in 1734)
August 21st, 1665 (August 21 1665)BirthGiacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (died in 1729)
August 21st, 1660 (August 21 1660)BirthHubert Gautier, French scientist and civil engineer (died in 1737)
August 21st, 1643 (August 21 1643)BirthKing Afonso VI of Portugal (died in 1683)
August 21st, 1627 (August 21 1627)DeathJacques Mauduit, French composer (born in 1557)
August 21st, 1614 (August 21 1614)DeathElizabeth Bathory, the world s most prolific female serial killer (born in 1560)Elizabeth Bath Quotes
August 21st, 1597 (August 21 1597)BirthRoger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (died in 1672)
August 21st, 1581 (August 21 1581)DeathSakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (born in 1527)
August 21st, 1567 (August 21 1567)BirthFrancis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva and saint (died in 1622)Francis de Sales Quotes
August 21st, 1535 (August 21 1535)BirthShimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (died in 1619)
August 21st, 1271 (August 21 1271)DeathAlphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (born in 1220)
August 21st, 1192 (August 21 1192)EventMinamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shogun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
August 21st, 1165 (August 21 1165)BirthKing Philip II of France (died in 1223)
August 21st, 1157 (August 21 1157)DeathKing Alfonso VII of Castile (born in 1104/1105)
August 21st, 1153 (August 21 1153)DeathBernard of Clairvaux, French theologian (born in 1090) Bernard of Clairvaux Quotes

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