Historical Events In August - 21
Thursday, 26 May 2022
1981 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85 on August - 21.
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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1985 On this day in history premier Neville Wran ratifies legislation in NSW to make AIDS a notifiable disease.
1986 A report on the Chernobyl disaster blames 'human error' on this day in history.
1986 On August - 21 lake Nios Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 1,746
1986 On August - 21 lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon killing 1,746 people
1987 Clayton Lonetree, first marine court-martialed for spying, convicted on August - 21.
1987 On this day in history karl Bruck, entertainer, dies
1988 Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war on this day in history.
1988 Hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78 on August - 21.
1989 Fifty-one people drown in the River Thames, London when a dredger rams the pleasure cruiser Marchioness on August - 21.
1989 Soviet Union reveals deadliest weapon in its air force arsenal, needle-nosed bomber that NATO calls the Blackjack on this day in history.
1989 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of the planet Neptune on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history gang of convicts from Siberian labour camp overpower guards aboard Aeroflot passenger flight, hijack plane to Pakistan and seek political asylum
1990 George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya on this day in history.
1991 On August - 21 attempted coup against Mikial Gorbachev stopped by Boris Yeltsin
1991 Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days on August - 21.
1991 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101 on August - 21.
1992 Lucille Brown, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74 on this day in history.
1994 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35 on this day in history.
1995 NSW Police Royal Commission key witness Trevor Haken accuses 35 high ranking officers and others of corruption on August - 21.
1995 Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88 on August - 21.
1996 On this day in history rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist, dies at 69
1997 On August - 21 death of Norris Bradbury, American physicist who led the team charged with assembling the components for the world's first atomic bomb explosion.
1997 On this day in history misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies
2000 On this day in history british troops are rushed on to Belfast streets after two men are killed in a violent feud between Protestant guerrilla groups.
2005 British Rock Band The Rolling Stones kicks off their a Bigger Bang tour with a show in Fenway Park, Boston on this day in history.
2007 On August - 21 hurricane Dean, a powerful Category 5 storm, slams into a largely evacuated Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.
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.