What Happened on August 24, 2021

Historical Events

  • 16th Paralympic Games opens in Tokyo, Japan

Music History

Beyoncé becomes first black woman and third person to wear the Tiffany Diamond in an advertising campaign for the company alongside her husband Jay-Z

Event of Interest

Kathy Hochul becomes the first female Governor of New York, replacing Andrew Cuomo after his resignation

  • UN says Madagascar on brink of world's first "climate change famine" with people suffering "catastrophic" levels of hunger, after four years without rain [1]
2021 History

Famous Deaths

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts (1941-2021)

British rock and jazz drummer (Rolling Stones), dies at 80

Hissène HabréHissène Habré (1942-2021)

Dictator of Chad (1982-90) and convicted war criminal, dies in prison of COVID-19 at 79 [1]

  • Jerry Harkness, American College Basketball HOF point guard (Loyola [Illinois]; New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers), dies at 81
  • Wilfried van Moer, Belgian soccer midfielder (57 caps; Belgian Golden Shoe x 3; Beveren, Antwerp, Standard Liège), dies from a stroke at 76

About August 24, 2021

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

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