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August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021, was a Friday. It was 2 years, 9 months, and 26 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 20, 2021:

  • Mike Richards resigns as the host of "Jeopardy!" due to inappropriate remarks that he previously made as a podcast host.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 20, 2021:

  • United States: "Stay" by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber
  • United Kingdom: "Bad Habits" by Ed Sheeran
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A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2021. Take a trip back to the days of Olivia Rodrigo, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Doja Cat, and Lil Nas X.

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Free Guy".

Facts

This date was 1,030 days ago. Approximately 34 months have passed. It was the 232nd day of 2021, in week 33. The decade was the 2020s. A child born on this day is 2 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 11 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

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GMNick

The day Mike Richards quit the game show Jeopardy! after news about his past came into light earlier in the week.
Posted on April 10, 2022 02:16

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Yet another example of how old comments on the Internet can cause you to lose your job.
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Take me back to August 20, 2021

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, August 20, 2021. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 2021 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song "Stay" by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bad Habits" by Ed Sheeran is the number-one song in the UK. Joe Biden is the President of the United States, and the movie Free Guy is at the top of the box office.

Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Charlie Watts, Sarah Harding, Michael K. Williams, and Norm Macdonald would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "This Is Us", "Ozark", "Ex on the Beach", and "The Boys".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto V", "Among Us", "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War", and "It Takes Two". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Peppa Pig", "Paw Patrol", and "The Owl House". Popular toys at the moment include the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 20, 2021.

  • 2021 in music.

    2021 in music

    The music charts in 2021 were dominated by artists such as Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, 24kGoldn, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Silk Sonic, Ed Sheeran, The Kid Laroi, and Lil Nas X.
  • Record of the Year.

    Record of the Year

    The song "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic won a Grammy for 2021's Record of the Year.
  • CODA.

    CODA

    The film "CODA" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2021.
  • 2021 in movies.

    2021 in movies

    Movies released in 2021 included Spider-Man: No Way Home, No Time to Die, F9, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Godzilla vs. Kong, A Quiet Place Part II, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Dune.
  • Elon Musk.

    Elon Musk

    Billionaire Elon Musk was named Time Person of the Year in 2021.
  • Best NBA players.

    Best NBA players

    The best NBA players in 2021 were Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, James Harden, Luka Dončić, Kawhi Leonard, and Anthony Davis.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    The best soccer players in 2021 were Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kanté, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Kylian Mbappé, and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 20, 2021.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 20, 2021.

  • July 23, 2021:
    • The 2020 Summer Olympics kick off in Tokyo, Japan.
    • Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow release the single "Industry Baby".
    • Soccer: Jadon Sancho joins Manchester United for €85 million.
  • July 26, 2021:
    • Slipknot co-founder and former drummer Joey Jordison passes away at the age of 46.
    • Rapper DaBaby receives backlash for homophobic remarks that he made while performing at the Rolling Loud Miami Festival.
  • July 28, 2021: ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passes away at the age of 72.
  • August 5, 2021:
    • Soccer: Barcelona announce that Lionel Messi will not be staying with the club.
    • Soccer: Jack Grealish joins Manchester City from Aston Villa.
  • August 6, 2021: The Taliban begins to capture provincial capitals in Afghanistan.
  • August 10, 2021: Soccer: Lionel Messi joins French side Paris Saint-Germain.
  • August 12, 2021:
    • Soccer: Romelu Lukaku rejoins Chelsea in a £97.5 million transfer.
    • Missing person case: Police in Utah encounter Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie following a physical altercation between the pair.
  • August 13, 2021: Elton John and Dua Lipa release the song "Cold Heart".
  • August 14, 2021:
    • The Taliban captures seven provincial capital cities in Afghanistan.
    • A magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Haiti.
  • August 15, 2021: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani leaves the country after the Taliban reaches Kabul.
  • August 18, 2021:
    • British comedian Sean Lock dies from cancer at the age of 58.
    • New Zealand goes into a nationwide lockdown after a case of the Delta variant is detected in the community in Auckland.
  • August 19, 2021: OnlyFans announces that it is banning explicit content.
  • This date: August 20, 2021
  • August 21, 2021: American conservative talk radio host and "vaccine skeptic" Phil Valentine dies from COVID-19 at the age of 61.
  • August 23, 2021:
    • The FDA approves the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Millie Court and Liam Reardon win the 2021 season of Love Island.
    • Andrew Cuomo resigns as the governor of New York following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.
  • August 24, 2021:
    • The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passes away at the age of 80.
    • Kathy Hochul becomes the new governor of New York following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo.
  • August 25, 2021: OnlyFans cancels its plans to ban explicit content.
  • August 26, 2021:
    • Soccer: Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy is charged with rape and sexual assault.
    • At least 182 people, including 13 US service members, are killed by a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
    • Rapper Kanye West brings out Marilyn Manson and DaBaby during the third listening party for his upcoming album "Donda".
  • August 27, 2021: Soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to return to Manchester United.
  • August 29, 2021: Rapper Kanye West releases his album "Donda".
  • August 30, 2021: The last plane carrying Americans leaves Afghanistan.
  • September 1, 2021:
    • The World Health Organization states that it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu".
    • Social news website Reddit bans the misinformation subreddit "NoNewNormal".
    • Joe Rogan tests positive for COVID-19.
  • September 2, 2021:
    • It is announced that the FTC is investigating why McDonald's ice cream machines are "always broken".
    • The US Supreme Court refuses to block Texas' new abortion law in a 5-4 decision.
  • September 3, 2021: Drake releases his album "Certified Lover Boy".
  • September 5, 2021:
    • Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding passes away from breast cancer at the age of 39.
    • Health authorities halt an international soccer game between Brazil and Argentina after four Argentinian players break quarantine rules.
  • September 6, 2021:
    • Actor Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little in The Wire, dies at the age of 54 from a suspected drug overdose.
    • US President Joe Biden approves federal aid for New York and New Jersey following deadly flooding.
  • September 7, 2021:
    • Britney Spears' father files to end her conservatorship.
    • Tripwire CEO John Gibson is forced to step down following boycotts over an anti-abortion tweet.
    • Kylie Jenner reveals that she and Travis Scott are expecting their second child.
    • El Salvador makes cryptocurrency legal tender.
  • September 11, 2021: 22-year-old American woman Gabby Petito is declared missing by her family.
  • September 12, 2021:
    • Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly get into an altercation at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
    • Britney Spears announces on Instagram that she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari.
  • September 13, 2021: American media personality Kim Kardashian raises eyebrows after she shows up at the 2021 Met Gala wearing a full body and face covering.
  • September 14, 2021: Canadian stand-up comedian Norm Macdonald dies from leukemia at the age of 61.
  • September 16, 2021:
    • Two men are charged with the 2019 murder of Belfast journalist Lyra McKee.
    • The final episode of the police procedural comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is aired on NBC.
  • September 17, 2021:
    • It is announced that Gabby Petito's boyfriend Brian Laundrie has gone missing.
    • Lil Nas X releases his debut studio album "Montero".
    • The South Korean survival drama series "Squid Game" is released on Netflix.
  • September 19, 2021:
    • English soccer legend Jimmy Greaves passes away at the age of 81.
    • English actor John Challis, who played Boycie in "Only Fools And Horses", dies from cancer at the age of 79.
    • The body of missing woman Gabby Petito is found at a national park in Wyoming.
    • Machine Gun Kelly insults Slipknot at Riot Fest, calling them "50-year-old dudes" who wear "weird masks".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 20, 2021, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 20, 2021 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.
Television shows

TV series on August 20, 2021

People in August 2021 were watching the following TV series:

The White Lotus
The White Lotus
Cobra Kai
Cobra Kai
Bridgerton
Bridgerton
Emily in Paris
Emily in Paris
Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso
The Witcher
The Witcher
The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian
The Boys
The Boys
Euphoria
Euphoria
After Life
After Life
Narcos: Mexico
Narcos: Mexico
You
You
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on August 20, 2021

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2021:

Baby Shark's Big Show!
Baby Shark's Big Show!
Danger Force
Danger Force
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan

It's Pony
It's Pony
The Owl House
The Owl House
The Adventures of Paddington
The Adventures of Paddington
The Casagrandes
The Casagrandes
Sydney to the Max
Sydney to the Max
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
The Loud House
The Loud House
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2021

Toys and games that were popular in 2021:

The PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5
The Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 2021.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 2021
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil Village 2021
Resident Evil Village
Returnal 2021
Returnal
It Takes Two 2021
It Takes Two
Hitman 3 2021
Hitman 3
Cyberpunk 2077 2020
Cyberpunk 2077
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2020
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
FIFA 21 2020
FIFA 21
Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2020
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Among Us 2020
Among Us
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 20.

Ron Paul

Ron Paul

US politician
Born on August 20, 1935
He turned 86 on this day in 2021.

Slobodan Milošević

Slobodan Milošević

Yugoslav and Serbian politician Deceased
Born on August 20, 1941
He was not alive on this date.

Robert Plant

Robert Plant

Musician
Born on August 20, 1948
He turned 73 on this day in 2021.

Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott

Irish musician Deceased
Born on August 20, 1949
He was not alive on this date.

Dimebag Darrell

Dimebag Darrell

Musician Deceased
Born on August 20, 1966
He was not alive on this date.

Fred Durst

Fred Durst

Singer
Born on August 20, 1970
He turned 51 on this day in 2021.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Singer
Born on August 20, 1992
She turned 29 on this day in 2021.

USA

US President

Joe Biden was the President of the United States on August 20, 2021.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 20, 2021 was most likely conceived around November 27, 2020.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 20, 2021 is close to May 13, 2022.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 20, 2021:

  • One day has passed since this date.
  • 147 weeks have passed.
  • 88,992,000 seconds have passed since August 20, 2021.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 103,824,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 45,919,872,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 14,832,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 7,653,312 steps. That's roughly 3,401 miles.
  • 1,067,904 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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