What Happened on August 21st, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days
  • Latvia declares its independence from USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101
  • Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies