On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 2021

Historical Events

  • US Food and Drug Administration grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 and over. First vaccine to move past emergency-use status in the US.
  • Video evidence of a Seychelles giant tortoise hunting and eating a bird revealed for the first time, tortoises previously thought to be herbivores [1]

Famous Deaths

  • José Yudica, Argentine soccer forward (4 caps; Newell's Old Boys, Boca Juniors) and manager (Newell's Old Boys, Quilmes), dies at 85
2021 Highlights

About August 23, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo