On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington
  • Japan leaves Aleutian Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor (Blast from the Past, Frank's Place), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86