2023 Daily Holidays that fall on August 1, include:
Colorado Day - (Local observance in Colorado)
DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
Homemade Pie Day
International Can-It Forward Day (Mason Jars)
International Childfree Day
National Girlfriend's Day
National Minority Donor Awareness Day
National Night Out - August 1, 2023 (First Tuesday in August)
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Play Ball Day
Respect for Parents
Rounds Resounding Day
Start Up Day Across America
Statehood Day (Colorado)
U.S. Air Force Day
Woman Astronomers Day
World Lung Cancer Day
World Scout Scarf Day
World Wide Web Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include August 1, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
International Clown Week - August 1-7
International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
National Cleanse Your Skin Week - August 1-7
National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7
Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2023, will peak on the nights between August 12-13, 2023)
Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
Single Working Women's Week - July 30 - August 5, 2023 (The Full Week containing August 4, which is Single Working Women's Day)
Tu B'av - Evening of August 1, 2023 to Evening of August 2, 2023 (15th of Av in Hebrew Calendar)
World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)
2023 Monthly Holidays that include August 1, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our August Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of August.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
World Police and Fire Games - July 28 - August 7, 2023 and held in Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Astrological Sign for August 1 is Leo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of August are:
Gladiolus - Strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.
The Birthstone(s) for August is:
Peridot which is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer.
1770 - William Clark, American soldier, explorer who helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and politician who was the 4th Governor of the Missouri Territory (d. 1838)
1779 - Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, poet, and composer who wrote the lyrics to the United State's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner". (d. 1843)
1819 - Herman Melville, American author (Moby Dick) (d. 1891)
1936 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer who co-founded Yves Saint Laurent (Opium, Obsession) (d. 2008)
1951 - Tim Bachman, Canadian singer and guitarist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
1714 - Anne, Queen of Great Britain (b. 1665)
1903 - Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman and scout (b. 1853)
2016 - Queen Anne of Romania (b. 1923)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1942 - Actress Janet Leigh (at age 14) marries John Kenneth Carlisle
1976 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor divorces Richard Burton for the 2nd time. This was her 6th divorce.
1986 - Tennis star John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal
2009 - Actor and producer Mark Wahlbert marries fashion model Rhea Durham
Quote of the Day
Calamity Jane Quote: I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one!!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
There are many health consequences of low calorie dieting, that you might not be aware of! Healthy Diet Habits allow you to avoid these health consequences from eating too few calories a day. It really is about developing healthy Lifestyle Solutions.
See what the health consequences of low calorie dieting are (link goes to Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website)
This Day in History
1498 - Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela) and is the first European to visit the Country.
1842 - The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadephia, Pennsylvania
1855 - Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps is climbed for the first time
1876 - Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. State
1907 - The first Scout camp is opened on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbor in Dorset, England
1914 - The German Empire declares war on Russ at the start of World War I
1957 - The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
2007 - The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour
2012 - Typhoon Saola hits the Philippines and kills eleven people and displaces over 150,000
This Day in Music
1963 - The Beatles Book sells out on its first day of sale
1964 - A Hard Day's Night, by the Beatles goes to #1 for two weeks (video below)
1971 - George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in New York City
1981 - MTV begins broadcasting in the United States
1994 - The Rolling Stones begin their Voodoo Lounge world tour
This Day in Sports
1977 - San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record with his 18th grand slammer
1978 - The Braves end Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games
1982 - The first diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives, is Greg Louganis from the United States
1982 - Hank Aaron, Happy Chandler, Travis Jackson and Frank Robinson are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1986 - Bert Blyleven becomes the 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000
1987 - Mike Tyson wins the heavyweight boxing title by beating Tony Tucker in 12
1990 - Alex Cole of the Indians sets a club record when he steals 5 bases in one game
1993 - Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (organic chemistry) A pentacyclic aromatic hydrocarbon whose structure is in the form of the Olympic rings.
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