On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 2021

Historical Events

  • Cholera outbreak in Nigeria has killed more than 800 people with 31,425 suspected cases since January 2021 according to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [1]
  • Herd of 14 elephants returning home from a 500km (300-mile) trek across China, lead authorities to evacuate 150,000 people out of their path [1]
  • Landmark UN IPCC climate report "is a "Code Red for humanity", rise of 1.5C now certain, catastrophic change can still be avoided if the world works fast [1] [2]

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Jenkins, American television and radio sports announcer (IndyCar & NASCAR telecasts ESPN/ABC, NBC Sports), dies from brain cancer at 73
  • Patricia Hitchcock, British-American actress, dies at 93
2021 Highlights

About August 9, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo