On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "How You Remind Me" single released by Nickelback (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)
  • NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Famous Deaths

  • Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)