What Happened on August 15, 2021

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani flees the country as Taliban forces enter the capital Kabul and take control

Election of Interest

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls a snap election for 20 September, two years ahead of schedule

  • Petrol tanker explosion kills 27 and injures 79 in al-Tleil, Lebanon, amid the country's continuing economic crisis
2021 History

Famous Deaths

  • Gary Woollard, New Zealand rugby league five eighth (10 Tests; Wellington), dies at 79

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller (1945-2021)

German soccer striker (62 caps; FIFA World Cup 1974; Bayern Munich 453 games, 398 goals), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 75

  • Joe Walton, American football coach (New York Jets 1983-89; Robert Morris University), dies at 85

About August 15, 2021

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

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