On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 2021

Historical Events

  • British Open Women's Golf, Carnoustie CC: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden finishes 1 stroke clear of Madelene Sagström, Lizette Salas and Georgia Hall to win her third major title

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Josephine Baker will be the first black woman to be interred in the Panthéon in Paris, according to the French government

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • Tropical storm Henri makes landfall near Westerly, Rhode Island

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US Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in Singapore to begin a short visit to South East Asia

49th US Vice President and Senator Kamala Harris
49th US Vice President and Senator
Kamala Harris

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Bica, Uruguayan soccer right winger (9 caps; Racing, River Plate, Nacional Montevideo), dies from leukemia at 63
  • Brian Travers, British rock saxophonist (UB40 - "Red, Red Wine"), dies of cancer at 62
  • Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing, 1960-78 (NY Rangers; first NYR to have # retired), dies at 80
2021 Highlights

About August 22, 2021

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo