August 21

August 21 Holidays and Events

 

Historical Milestones

Throughout history, August 21 has been marked by a variety of significant events, major conflicts, influential figures, and political movements that have shaped the world’s socio-political landscape.

Events

  • 1192: Minamoto Yoritomo is appointed Seii Tai Shōgun, becoming the de facto ruler of Japan.
  • 1959: Hawaii is admitted as the 50th state of the United States.

Major Conflicts

  • 1264: The end of the Mongol civil war occurs with Kublai Khan’s acceptance of his younger brother Ariq Böke’s surrender at Xanadu.
  • 1598: The Battle of Vimeiro during the Peninsular War sees Arthur Wellesley defeat the French, leading to the end of the first French invasion of Portugal.

Significant Figures

  • 1754: Banastre Tarleton, known as “Bloody Ban” and a British leader during the American Revolution, is born.
  • 1831: Nat Turner leads a violent slave rebellion in Virginia.

Political Movements

  • 1911: The notorious theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre occurs in Paris, contributing to the painting’s global fame.
  • 1991: A coup in the Soviet Union aimed at detaining the progress towards dismantling the state is met with widespread resistance and ultimately fails.

Pop Culture

August 21st has been a notable date across various spheres of pop culture, from entertainment to influential figures making their mark in history.

Entertainment Industry

In the realm of music, August 21 marks the birth of legendary jazz musician Count Basie in 1904, whose influence on the entertainment industry persists. In the film industry, Peter Weir, an acclaimed Australian film director known for his work on movies such as “Dead Poets Society,” celebrates his birthday on this day.

Year Event
1911 The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre, an event etching both entities deeper into the fabric of pop culture.
1942 Walt Disney‘s classic animated film Bambi premiers in the UK.

Not only are notable releases important, but so are significant occasions such as the PGA Championship, linked to the sport of golf, which has been held around this date, shaping sports history and entertainment.

Notable Works of Art

The Louvre has housed the Mona Lisa, one of the most renowned works of art that has influenced pop culture considerably. Stolen on August 21, 1911, its absence only heightened its status in art and culture.

Influential Personalities

Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, was born on August 21, 1973, impacting pop culture profoundly with the advent of the powerful search engine. In music, influential figures like Kenny Rogers, born on this day in 1938, and Joe Strummer of The Clash, born in 1952, have contributed significantly to their genre’s evolution and pop culture.

The following table outlines prominent figures born on August 21 and their contributions:

Name Occupation Contribution
Sergey Brin Google Co-founder Revolutionized information access
Kenny Rogers Singer Country music icon
Joe Strummer Musician Punk rock pioneer with The Clash
Kim Cattrall Actress Iconic roles influencing television
Usain Bolt Athlete Transformative figure in sport

Many of these individuals are recognized for breaking barriers in their fields, whether it be in technology, music, or sports, each leaving an indelible mark on popular culture.

Celebrations and Famous Birthdays

August 21 marks the anniversary of various historical events, celebrated personalities, and notable occasions. Among them is the birthday of several celebrities and influential figures.

Literature and Arts
This date honors Nat Turner, who in the grand narrative of American history, is remembered for leading a slave rebellion that would leave an indelible mark on the nation’s ongoing struggle with slavery.

Entertainment
Hollywood has seen the birth of numerous stars on this day, including actresses Kim Cattrall, known for her role in “Sex and the City,” and Loretta Devine, whose contributions to stage and screen have been widely acclaimed. They share the day with Patty McCormack, noted for her early start in “The Bad Seed.”

Music
The world of music celebrates the births of Serj Tankian, the dynamic vocalist of System of a Down, and Kelis, a singer who brought a unique flair to R&B. Don Everly, as one half of the Everly Brothers, also sees tributes on this day for his influence on the music scene.

Sports
In sports, though not directly linked to the date, standout figures like Tiger Woods continue to make an impact in the realm of golf through their ongoing careers.

Public Figures
Politically, the date is etched in the annals of contemporary history with figures like President Donald Trump, who, regardless of one’s political stance, plays a pivotal role in modern-day politics.

Table: Notable Birthdays on August 21

Name Occupation Notable Work
Kim Cattrall Actress “Sex and the City”
Serj Tankian Musician System of a Down Vocalist
Loretta Devine Actress Stage and Screen Performer
Don Everly Musician Everly Brothers
Tiger Woods Golfer Multiple Majors Champion

Events in specific locales, such as Maryland or Amsterdam, have their own unique celebrations on this day, reflecting regional history and culture. While not a comprehensive list, these highlights provide a glimpse into the diversity of talent and influence associated with August 21.

 

Zodiac

The Zodiac sign for August 21 is Leo ♌.

Horoscope for August 21

Aries ♈
On August 21, Aries, you may feel a surge of energy and determination...

On August 21, Aries, you may feel a surge of energy and determination. It's a day to pursue your goals with passion and confidence. Trust in your abilities and embrace new opportunities that come your way.

Taurus ♉
Taurus, August 21 brings a sense of stability and security...

Taurus, August 21 brings a sense of stability and security. Your practical approach will serve you well today. Focus on long-term plans and financial matters, and you'll make significant progress.

Gemini ♊
August 21 encourages Gemini to communicate openly and honestly...

August 21 encourages Gemini to communicate openly and honestly. Your words have the power to inspire and influence others. Embrace meaningful conversations and share your ideas with clarity and conviction.

Cancer ♋
Cancer, on August 21, trust your intuition and inner wisdom...

Cancer, on August 21, trust your intuition and inner wisdom. Pay attention to your emotions and seek moments of peace and reflection. Taking time for self-care will recharge your spirit and bring clarity.

Leo ♌
August 21 ignites a sense of creativity and self-expression for Leo...

August 21 ignites a sense of creativity and self-expression for Leo. Embrace your unique talents and share them with the world. Your boldness and enthusiasm will captivate those around you.

Virgo ♍
Virgo, on August 21, focus on organizing and streamlining your daily routines...

Virgo, on August 21, focus on organizing and streamlining your daily routines. Attention to detail will bring efficiency and productivity. Take pride in your work and strive for excellence.

Libra ♎
August 21 encourages Libra to seek balance and harmony in all aspects of life...

August 21 encourages Libra to seek balance and harmony in all aspects of life. Focus on nurturing relationships and creating a peaceful environment. Your diplomatic nature will bring resolution to any conflicts.

Scorpio ♏
Scorpio, on August 21, embrace transformation and renewal...

Scorpio, on August 21, embrace transformation and renewal. Let go of what no longer serves you and welcome positive changes. Trust in your resilience and inner strength.

Sagittarius ♐
August 21 invites Sagittarius to explore new horizons and expand their knowledge...

August 21 invites Sagittarius to explore new horizons and expand their knowledge. Embrace opportunities for learning and growth. Your adventurous spirit will lead to exciting discoveries.

Capricorn ♑
Capricorn, on August 21, focus on your career and ambitions...

Capricorn, on August 21, focus on your career and ambitions. Your disciplined approach will lead to significant progress. Stay committed to your goals and take calculated risks.

Aquarius ♒
August 21 encourages Aquarius to embrace their individuality and express their unique perspective...

August 21 encourages Aquarius to embrace their individuality and express their unique perspective. Your innovative ideas will inspire others. Embrace your authenticity and stand out from the crowd.

Pisces ♓
Pisces, on August 21, trust in the power of your imagination and intuition...

Pisces, on August 21, trust in the power of your imagination and intuition. Embrace creativity and artistic pursuits. Allow your dreams to guide you toward new possibilities and inspiration.

When is August 21?

No, it's not August 21 today. There are 88 days until August 21, 2024.

You can learn more about what day it is and what we celebrate today here.