What Happened on August 21, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Chile's constitutional court approves bill to ease country's total abortion ban
  • Destroyer USS John S McCain collides with an oil tanker near Singapore leaving 10 missing and 5 injured
  • Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m to woman who developed ovarian cancer after using their talc-based products
  • London's parliament clock Big Ben chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts
  • Total solar eclipse visible from North America

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Meehan, American writer (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), dies at 88