On This Day in History – August 21st – Almanac


Today is Saturday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2021 with 132 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. Britain’s Princess Margaret in 1930; actor Melvin Van Peebles in 1932 (age 89); basketball Hall of Fame member Wilt Chamberlain in 1936; country/pop singer Kenny Rogers in 1938; actor Clarence Williams III in 1939; pop singer Jackie DeShannon in 1941 (age 80); film director Peter Weir in 1944 (age 77); actor Patty McCormack in 1945 (age 76); actor Loretta Devine in 1949 (age 72); rock musician Glenn Hughes in 1951 (age 70); actor Kim Cattrall in 1956 (age 65); rock musician Joe Strummer in 1952; former Ohio State football running back Archie Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, in 1954 (age 67); America Online co-founder Steve Case in 1958 (age 63); Moroccan King…

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