On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 2021

Historical Events

  • First Marvel film with an Asian superhero "Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings" starring Simu Liu premieres in Los Angeles
  • First official water shortage declared at Lake Mead, major reservoir on Colorado river supplying 40 million people, with cuts mandated mainly for Arizona
  • Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his cabinet resign after losing their majority amid political turmoil

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Joe Biden says "I stands squarely behind my decision" to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, despite sudden collapse of the country to the Taliban

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

2021 Highlights

About August 16, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo