August 21st is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
Important historical events include in 1942 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese Army lost the Battle of the Tenaru, the first of its three major land offensives during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
Other historical incidents occurring on the day are in 1140 – Song dynasty general Yue Fei defeated an army led by Jin dynasty general Wanyan Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song Wars.
Also, in 2007 – Hurricane Dean made landfall on the Yucatán Peninsula as a Category 5 storm, causing 45 deaths and US$1.5 billion in damage.
Carrie-Anne Moss turns… 50
Profession: Jessica Jones Actor
Alicia Witt turns… 42
Profession: Vanilla Sky Actress
Laura Haddock turns… 32
Profession: Guardians of the Galaxy Actress
Hayden Panettiere turns… 28
Profession: Nashville Actress
Awards: Golden Globe nominations x2
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