What Happened on August 21

Historical Events

  • 1192 Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
  • 1703 The Edirne Event: Turkish army removes Sultan Mustafa II, lessening the power of the sultans
  • 1772 King Gustav III of Sweden completes a coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution and installing himself as an enlightened despot, ending 50 years of parliamentary rule

Aug 21 in Film & TV

  • 1942 Walt Disney's animated movie "Bambi", based on the book by Felix Salten, is released
  • 2020 Korean pop group BTS releases single "Dynamite", becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube

Aug 21 in Music

  • 2001 "How You Remind Me" single released by Nickelback (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)

Aug 21 in Sport

  • 1986 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Did You Know?

1st British unmanned drone hit on a UK citizen outside a conflict - ISIS fighter Reyaad Khan in Raqqa, Syria

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