August 21 Events in History - August 21 Birthdays - August 21 Deaths
2015 Certain members of Greece's Syriza party form the Popular Unity Party, which opposes the current E.U. bailout; Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who ran on a Syriza anti-bailout platform, resigned after accepting the bailout terms against voter wishes
2014 Over 250 Russian trucks enter embattled eastern Ukraine without permission to deliver humanitarian aid; NATO questions the true intent of the convoy, claiming that Russia has used deceptive 'aid' convoys in other conflicts
2014 Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, American aid workers who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia and returned to the U.S. for treatment, have been released and declared fully recovered
2013 Japan reports on the International Nuclear Event Scale that they've upgraded the leak of radioactive water at the Fukushima nuclear disaster site to Level 3, a 'serious incident'
2013 A corruption investigation continues after a Cairo criminal court releases former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from Tora prison
2012 At least 20 people due from the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo
2012 A study describing the Big Bang, published in 'Physical Review', suggests it is actually a phase change ruled by event symmetry, a theory which best supports how spacetime could originate from original matter
2011 Muammar Gaddafi appears on Libyan television claiming himself the 'father of Libya'
2011 The world's potentially oldest fossils, thought to be 3.4 billion years old, are found in the Strelley Pool rock formation in Western Australia's outback
2010 Russia's Federal Security Service assassinates Magomedali Vagabov, a militant leader reportedly responsible for the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings
2010 The U.S. experiences a salmonella scare, with hundreds of people ill from bad eggs; eggs are recalled from stores throughout the nation
1997 Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
1997 U.S. government forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out
1996 "Hughie," opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City
1996 Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
1996 Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
1995 U.S. marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
1994 Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed
1994 Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election
1994 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Chicago Golf Challenge
1994 Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed
1993 Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes
1993 NASA loses contact with Mars Observer
1991 Communist coup is crushed in U.S.S.R. in 2 days
1991 Latvia declares it's independence from U.S.S.R.
1989 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune
1988 Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1988 Yordanka Donkova runs world record 100 m hurdles (12.21)
1987 "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
1987 Clayton Lonetree, 1st marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
1987 Silke Horneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)
1986 "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 4 performances
1986 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v New Zealand, The Oval)
1986 Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746
1986 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
1986 Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials
1986 Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000
1986 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
1985 Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71
1985 New York Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)
1983 "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 1761 performances
1983 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
1983 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1982 Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
1982 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
1980 Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway
1979 Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
1978 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs U.S. Air Force
1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1977 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)
1976 Al Bumbry hits 17th inside-the-park home run in Oriole history
1976 Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
1975 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
1975 Rick and Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
1975 U.S. lightens trade embargo against Cuba
1972 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps
1972 British harbor strike ends
1972 Grace Slick maced by police when a band official called cops, pigs
1972 Republican convention opens in Miami Beach, Florida
1972 U.S. orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched
1969 Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
1968 After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
1968 Democratic Convention opens in Chicago
1968 Marine James Anderson, Jr. is 1st black Medal of Honor winner
1968 Radio Prague, Czechoslovakia at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion
1968 Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement
1968 William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
1967 China reports downing of 2 U.S. bombers
1967 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
1967 Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
1967 Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1965 Romania adopts constitution
1965 The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
1965 Astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad successfully launch Gemini 5, the 11th manned spaceflight mission of all time
1963 Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit home run gives Pirates a 7-6 win
1963 Martial law declared in South Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
1962 Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
1961 Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya
1959 Hawaii becomes 50th U.S. state
1958 KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
1957 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)
1956 WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) and Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation
1953 Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m
1953 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed
1949 Philadelphia fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners
1948 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
1947 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport Pennsylvania win
1945 President Truman ends Lend-Lease program
1944 Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
1944 Grieg/Work/Forest's musical "Song of Norway," premieres in New York City
1944 Raid on Jewish childrens house in Secretan/St-Mande
1944 U.S. 12nd Army corp occupies Sens
1943 Gromyko named U.S.S.R.-ambassador in Washington
1943 Japan leaves Aleutian Islands
1942 Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus
1942 Transport nr 22 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1938 Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public and High School
1936 Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him
1933 Ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game
1932 Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons
1931 Babe Ruth hits his 600th home run, off George Blaeholder of Browns
1930 Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
1927 4th Pan-African Congress meets (New York City)
1926 Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos
1926 White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway
1925 BV Emmen soccer team forms
1922 Curly Lambeau and Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise
1920 3rd PGA Championship: Jock Hutchison at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor Ill
1914 20th U.S. Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill
1914 Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
1914 French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre
1912 Mr. Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of University of British Columbia
1901 21st U.S. Mens Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (62 68 64 64)
1901 Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching and spitting on an ump
1897 Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division
1891 Dutch Mackay government resigns
1888 William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine
1887 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with New York Giants!
1883 Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
1878 American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, New York
1878 Edward Pooley completes record 8 stumpings in a cricket match
1864 Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties
1864 Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, KY
1864 Battle of Summit Point, VA
1864 General-major Nathan Bedford Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee
1863 Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill
1858 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)
1841 John Hampton patents venetian blind
1718 Emperor Karel VI, Turkey and Venice sign peace treaty
1703 Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II
1680 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fe from Spanish
1673 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English and French fleet
1598 Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
1560 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1321 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
959 Erachus becomes bishop of Luik