The blog covers all the events and challenges that took place on 21st August.
The important highlights and people of importance who made this day a memorable day are covered in the article.
What happened on 21 August? History and famous personalities
|Event Year||International Events||Birth year||International Births|
Hundreds of women protested in Swaziland, Southern Africa, against a shopping trip to Europe and the Middle East by nine of the king’s wives believing the money could be spent in a better way.
|1893||Composer Lili Boulanger
The French composer was born. She was the first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize. She also sang and played piano, cello, violin and harp.
|1995||Michael Phelps 8 Gold Medals
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashed in Carroll County near Carrollton, Georgia, killing 9 of the 29 people on board after its left engine failed.
|1937||Novelist Robert Stone
American novelist and journalist were born. He wrote many novels, short stories, memoirs and screenplays. He was the winner of the National Book Award.
|1986||Cameroon Lethal Gas
Lethal gas from the volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, West Africa killed every living the thing within a 15-mile radius including 1,500 people.
|1935||Cricketer Ken Taylor
English former cricketer was born. He was also a professional footballer and later a professional artist.
|1959||The U.S.A. Hawaii
||1892||Actor Charles Vanel
French actor and director were born. He appeared in more than 200 films and received a Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953.
|1924||Russian Turkestan Earthquake
An earthquake occurred in the Oah area of Russian Turkestan that left 8,000 homeless and killed 41 people.
|1938||Singer Pearl Bailey
American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur was born. He was one of the best- selling music artists of all time.
History – Indian
|Event Year||Indian Events||Birth year||Indian Births|
|2008||Monsoon damage in U.P
Monsoon rains brought dozens of buildings crashing down and killing 74 people in Uttar Pradesh state. Monsoon season’s death toll to more than 300 people across India.
|1978||Actress Bhumika Chawla
Indian actress and a former model. He worked in various Indian film industries and appeared in over 30 films in other languages.
|2005||India, Bangladesh officials meet over disputed enclave
Bangladeshi and Indian border officials resolved a dispute over embankment building on a river cutting across their frontier that led to heavy firing by border troops.
|1984||Actor Varun Sobti
Indian actor was born. He also appeared in short films, web series and the Voot Originals.
|2003||Ecuador’s Protestors March
||1961||Cricketer V.B. Chandrasekhar
Indian cricketer was born. He established himself as a key player for Tamil Nadu. He was also a commentator and ran a cricket academy in Chennai.
In Kashmir Muslim guerrillas used booby traps killing 5 Indian soldiers, while Indian security forces killed 8 people believed to be part of the separatist movement.
|1911||Writer Ismat Chughtai
Indian Urdu language novelist, short story writer, and the filmmaker were born. She received Padma Shri 1976.
|1988||Earthquake on Nepal-India border
More than 1,000 people were killed in an earthquake on the Nepal-India border.
|1981||Singer Kanika Kapoor
Indian singer was born. She has received one Filmfare Award. She earned several Best Playback Singer awards and nominations
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