On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 2015

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st British unmanned drone hit on a UK citizen outside a conflict - ISIS fighter Reyaad Khan in Raqqa, Syria
  • After 108 years a "message in a bottle" put in the sea by UK Marine Biological Association is announced found on a beach in Amrum, Germany
  • European Refugee Crisis: Germany makes it easier for Syrian refugees to claim asylum by suspending their Dublin Regulations
  • Terrorist attack on train between Amsterdam and Paris thwarted by 4 passengers overpowering gunman

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, dies at 80
  • Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and Nelson Mandela's lawyer, dies at 81
  • Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach (father of Chris Evert), dies at 91