August 1

August 1 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on August 1, include:

  • DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs 
  • Lughnasa 
  • National Girlfriend's Day 
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Day
  • National Psychic Day - August 1, 2016 (Monday of National Psychic Week)
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day 
  • Respect for Parents 
  • Rounds Resounding Day 
  • Spider-Man Day 
  • World Scout Scarf Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include August 1, are:

  • Exhibitor Appreciation Week - August 1-5, 2016
  • International Clown Week - August 1-7
  • National Bargain Hunting Week - August 1-5
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7, 2016
  • National Psychic Week - August 1-5 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
  • Single Working Women's Week - July 31 - August 6, 2016
  • World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)

2016 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.

Astrological Sign

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • 1714 - Anne, Queen of Great Britain (b. 1665)
  • 1903 - Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman and scout (b. 1853)

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
  • 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

Olympicene (noun)

1. (organic chemistry)  A pentacyclic aromatic hydrocarbon whose structure is in the form of the Olympic rings.

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