August 31 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National South Carolina Day
- Weird
National Matchmaker Day
- Weird
National Trail Mix Day
- Weird
Independence Day
Trinidad and tobago Public Holiday
International Overdose Awareness Day
- International
Independence Day of the Kyrgyz Republic
Kyrgyzstan Public Holiday
Malaysia's National Day
Malaysia Federal Public Holiday
Language Day
Moldova National Holiday
Eat Outside Day
- Unofficial

Historical Events on August 31

  • 1422: Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine months after his father – King Henry V of England – dies of dysentery while in France.
  • 1776: The first Governor of New Jersey, William Livingston, begins his first term.
  • 1795: During the War of the First Coalition, British forces capture Trincomalee from the Dutch to prevent it from falling into French hands.
  • 1798: During the Irish Rebellion of 1798, Irish insurgents establish the Republic of Connacht.
  • 1864: General William T. Sherman leads Union forces on an assault on Atlanta.
  • 1918: The Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin during World War I begins.
  • 1920: The first radio news program is broadcast in Detroit.
  • 1939: Germany begins a false-flag attack on the Gleiwitz radio station. This gives them an excuse to invade Poland the following day, hereby starting World War II in Europe.
  • 1941: During WWII, Serbian paramilitary forces defeat German forces at the Battle of Loznica.
  • 1945: Robert Menzies founds the Liberal Party of Australia.
  • 1997: Princess of Wales Diana, Dodi Fayed and Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.
  • 2012: A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits Eastern Samar – a province in the Philippines.

Famous Birthdays on August 31

  • Roman Emperor Caligula is born in 12 AD
  • Roman Emperor Commodus is born in 161
  • American physician and politician John Davidson is born in 1924.
  • American actor Buddy Hackett is born in 1924.
  • French actor and director Maurice Pialat is born in 1925.
  • Filipino Cardinal Jaime Sin is born in 1928.
  • American singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson is born in 1970.
  • English politician Greg Mulholland is born in 1970.
  • Queen Rania of Jordan is born in 1970.
  • American comedian and actor Chris Tucker is born in 1972.
  • Canadian ice hockey player and coach Scott Niedermayer is born in 1973.
  • Canadian swimmer Mark Johnston is born in 1979.
  • Scottish singer-songwriter and producer Simon Neil is born in 1979.
  • American rapper Joe Budden is born in 1980.
  • Welsh rugby player Dwayne Peel is born in 1981.
  • American ice hockey player Steve Saviano is born in 1981.
  • American swimmer Ian Crocker is born in 1982.

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