On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 2007

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.

Famous Deaths

  • Caroline Aigle, French first woman fighter pilot in the French Air Force aged 25, dies of cancer at 32
  • Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (b. 1918)
  • Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish writer (b. 1960)