On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 2021

Historical Events

  • 16th Paralympic Games opens in Tokyo, Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 interestEvent of Interest

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

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
NY Governor
Andrew Cuomo
  • 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]

Famous Deaths

Person of interestCharlie Watts

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

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • Hissène Habré, Chadian politician and convicted war criminal, Dictator of Chad (1982-90), dies in prison 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
2021 Highlights

About August 24, 2021

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 28 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo