On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 2016

Historical Events

  • Brazil takes 3rd Olympic men's indoor volleyball gold medal at the Rio Games with 25–22, 28–26, 26–24 win over Italy

Olympic Gold

Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge wins the Olympic men's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in a time of 2:08.44; Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) second in 2:09:54, and Galen Rupp (US) third in 2:10:05

Long Distance Runner Eliud Kipchoge
Long Distance Runner
Eliud Kipchoge
  • Kevin Durant scores 30 as the US retains the Olympic men's basketball title with a comfortable 96-66 win over Serbia at the Rio de Janeiro Games
2016 Highlights

About August 21, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo