Historical Events In August - 21
Friday, 04 December 2020
1981 On this day in history hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85
1982 On this day in history sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies
1983 Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50 on August - 21.
1984 On this day in history australia's federal budget speech is televised live from Canberra for the first time
1984 On August - 21 widespread arrests on the eve of South African coloured elections
1985 Near Coast of Northern Peru a 6.3 quake injured at least 100 people, 60 homes destroyed and damage to other buildings in the Chimbote area on August - 21.
1985 On this day in history premier Neville Wran ratifies legislation in NSW to make AIDS a notifiable disease.
1986 On this day in history a report on the Chernobyl disaster blames 'human error'
1986 Lake Nios Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 1,746 on August - 21.
1986 Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon killing 1,746 people on this day in history.
1987 Clayton Lonetree, first marine court-martialed for spying, convicted on this day in history.
1987 Karl Bruck, entertainer, dies on August - 21.
1988 Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war on August - 21.
1988 On this day in history hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78
1989 On this day in history fifty-one people drown in the River Thames, London when a dredger rams the pleasure cruiser Marchioness.
1989 On this day in history soviet Union reveals deadliest weapon in its air force arsenal, needle-nosed bomber that NATO calls the Blackjack
1989 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of the planet Neptune on this day in history.
1990 Gang of convicts from Siberian labour camp overpower guards aboard Aeroflot passenger flight, hijack plane to Pakistan and seek political asylum on August - 21.
1990 George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya on this day in history.
1991 Attempted coup against Mikial Gorbachev stopped by Boris Yeltsin on this day in history.
1991 On August - 21 communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days
1991 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101 on August - 21.
1992 On August - 21 lucille Brown, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74
1994 On this day in history danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35
1995 NSW Police Royal Commission key witness Trevor Haken accuses 35 high ranking officers and others of corruption on August - 21.
1995 On this day in history anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88
1996 On August - 21 rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist, dies at 69
1997 Death of Norris Bradbury, American physicist who led the team charged with assembling the components for the world's first atomic bomb explosion on August - 21.
1997 On this day in history misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies
2000 British troops are rushed on to Belfast streets after two men are killed in a violent feud between Protestant guerrilla groups on August - 21.
2005 On August - 21 british Rock Band The Rolling Stones kicks off their a Bigger Bang tour with a show in Fenway Park, Boston
2007 Hurricane Dean, a powerful Category 5 storm, slams into a largely evacuated Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico on August - 21.
2007 STS-118 lands at the Kennedy Space Center, completing Space Shuttle Endeavour's 19th flight on August - 21.
2012 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus on August - 21.