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August 23rd, 2021.

August 23rd, 2021, was a Monday. It was day 235 of 2021. The decade was the 2020s.

27 days have passed since August 23rd, 2021.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on August 23rd, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 27 days have passed since August 23rd, 2021.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 2021.
  • Leap Year: 2021 is NOT a leap year.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1629673200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 23rd, 2021.

  • July 26th, 2021: Slipknot co-founder and former drummer Joey Jordison passes away at the age of 46.
  • July 26th, 2021: Rapper DaBaby receives backlash for homophobic remarks that he made while performing at the Rolling Loud Miami Festival.
  • July 28th, 2021: ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passes away at the age of 72.
  • August 5th, 2021: Soccer: Barcelona announce that Lionel Messi will not be staying with the club.
  • August 6th, 2021: The Taliban begins to capture provincial capitals in Afghanistan.
  • August 10th, 2021: Soccer: Lionel Messi joins French side Paris Saint-Germain.
  • August 12th, 2021: Soccer: Romelu Lukaku rejoins Chelsea in a £97.5 million transfer.
  • August 12th, 2021: Missing person case: Police in Utah encounter Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie following a physical altercation between the pair.
  • August 14th, 2021: The Taliban captures seven provincial capital cities in Afghanistan.
  • August 14th, 2021: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Haiti.
  • August 15th, 2021: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani leaves the country after the Taliban reaches Kabul.
  • August 18th, 2021: British comedian Sean Lock dies from cancer at the age of 58.
  • August 18th, 2021: New Zealand goes into a nationwide lockdown after a case of the Delta variant is detected in the community in Auckland.
  • August 19th, 2021: OnlyFans announces that it is banning explicit content.
  • August 21st, 2021: American conservative talk radio host and "vaccine skeptic" Phil Valentine dies from COVID-19 at the age of 61.
  • This date: August 23rd, 2021
  • August 24th, 2021: The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passes away at the age of 80.
  • August 24th, 2021: Kathy Hochul becomes the new governor of New York following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo.
  • August 25th, 2021: OnlyFans cancels its plans to ban explicit content.
  • August 26th, 2021: Soccer: Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy is charged with rape and sexual assault.
  • August 26th, 2021: At least 182 people, including 13 US service members, are killed by a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • August 26th, 2021: Rapper Kanye West brings out Marilyn Manson and DaBaby during the third listening party for his upcoming album "Donda".
  • August 27th, 2021: Soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to return to Manchester United.
  • August 29th, 2021: Rapper Kanye West releases his album "Donda".
  • August 30th, 2021: The last plane carrying Americans leaves Afghanistan.
  • September 1st, 2021: The World Health Organization states that it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu".
  • September 1st, 2021: Social news website Reddit bans the misinformation subreddit "NoNewNormal".
  • September 2nd, 2021: It is announced that the FTC is investigating why McDonald's ice cream machines are "always broken".
  • September 2nd, 2021: The US Supreme Court refuses to block Texas' new abortion law in 5-4 decision.
  • September 3rd, 2021: Drake releases his album "Certified Lover Boy".
  • September 5th, 2021: Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding passes away from breast cancer at the age of 39.
  • September 5th, 2021: Health authorities halt an international soccer game between Brazil and Argentina after four Argentinian players break quarantine rules.
  • September 6th, 2021: Actor Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little in The Wire, dies at the age of 54 from a suspected drug overdose.
  • September 6th, 2021: US President Joe Biden approves federal aid for New York and New Jersey following deadly flooding.
  • September 7th, 2021: Britney Spears' father files to end her conservatorship.
  • September 7th, 2021: Tripwire CEO John Gibson is forced to step down following boycotts over an anti-abortion tweet.
  • September 11th, 2021: Tyrone defeat Mayo to win the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final.
  • September 11th, 2021: 22-year-old American woman Gabby Petito is declared missing by her family.
  • September 12th, 2021: Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly get into an altercation at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 13th, 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 14th, 2021: Canadian stand-up comedian Norm Macdonald dies from leukemia at the age of 61.
  • September 16th, 2021: Two men are charged with the 2019 murder of Belfast journalist Lyra McKee.
  • September 17th, 2021: It is announced that Gabby Petito's boyfriend Brian Laundrie has gone missing.
  • September 19th, 2021: English soccer legend Jimmy Greaves passes away at the age of 81.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 23rd, 2021, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 is the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 23rd, 2021 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • Grey's Anatomy - Medical drama television series.

Kid's TV shows on August 23rd, 2021.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2021.

  • The Loud House

Popular toys and games in 2021.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2021.

  • The PlayStation 5
  • The Xbox Series X

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 23rd.

Henry Lee Lucas

American serial killer. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1936
He was not alive on this date.

Keith Moon

Drummer. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1946
He was not alive on this date.

River Phoenix

Actor. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1970
He was not alive on this date.

Kobe Bryant

Basketball player. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1978
He was not alive on this date.

August Ames

Adult actress. Deceased
Born on August 23rd, 1994
She was not alive on this date.

Lil Yachty

Rapper.
Born on August 23rd, 1997
He turned 24 on this day in 2021.

US President.

Joe Biden was the President of the United States on August 23rd, 2021.

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 23rd, 2021.

Irish Taoiseach.

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 23rd, 2021 was most likely conceived around the 13th of November, 2020.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 23rd, 2021 is close to the 2nd of June, 2022.

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 23rd, 2021.

  • A total of 27 days have passed since this date.
  • 3 weeks have passed.
  • 2,332,800 seconds have passed since the August 23rd, 2021.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,721,600 times.
  • Since August 23rd, 2021, the earth has travelled approximately 1,203,724,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 388,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 200,621 steps. That's about 89 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,994 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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