2021 Daily Holidays that fall on August 16, include:
Bennington Battle Day (State of Vermont)
Cupcake Day (For the RSPCA) - August 16, 2021 (Third Monday in August)
Joe Miller's Joke Day
National Airborne Day
National Bratwurst Day
National Roller Coaster Day
National Rum Day
Stay Home with Your Kid's Day - August 16, 2021 (Third Monday in August)
True Love Forever Day
2021 Weekly Holidays that include August 16, are:
Elvis Week - August 11-17, 2021
National Aviation Week - August 15-21 (Always during the week of Orville Wright's Birthday on August 19)
National Chef's Appreciation Week - August 15-21, 2021 (Third Week in August)
Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2021
2021 Monthly Holidays that include August 16, 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)
Vivid Sydney - August 6-28, 2021 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
The Astrological Sign for August 16 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.
1892 - Otto Messmer, American cartoonist and animator who co-created Felix the Cat (d. 1983)
1954 - James Cameron, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (The Terminator, The Titanic)
1962 - Steve Carell, American actor, director, producer (The Office)
1999 - Karen Chen, American figure skater
1948 - Babe Ruth, American baseball placer and coach (b. 1895)
1949 - Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author who wrote Gone With The Wind (b. 1900)
1977 - Elvis Presley, American singer, and actor (b. 1935)
2018 - Aretha Franklin, American singer (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.) (b. 1942)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1902 - Filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille marries actress Constance Adams
1983 - Musician Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkel) marries actress Carrie Fisher
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
In a perfect world, we would all practice the healthy diet habit of portion control. The problem is, that everywhere we go out of control portions rule. Many foods of today are 2 to 5 times bigger than they should be. We have lost the ability to judge a proper portion by eyeballing it. Giant portions look right to us!
Find out more about Portion Control from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1841 - U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States
1906 - An 8.2 earthquake hits central Chile killing 3,8882 people
1913 - The Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary is completed
1916 - The Migratory Bird Treaty is signed by Canada and the United States
1942 - The U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears with a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. After drifting without her two person crew it crash lands in Daly City, CA
1960 - Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom
1987 - Northwest Airlines Flight 255, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 crash after take off in Detroit Michigan killing 154 of the 155 on board, plus two people on the ground
1989 - Toronto's stock market halts trading after a solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips
2005 - West Caribbean Airways Flight 708, a McDonnel Douglas MD-82 crashes in Venezuela killing all 160 people on board
2013 - In Cebu, Philippines, the ferry St. Thomas Aquinas collides with a cargo ship killing 61 people with 59 others missing
2020 - The August Complex fire in California starts and goes on to burn more than one million acres of land
This Day in Music
1962 - I Call It Pretty Music (But Old People Call It The Blues) is Stevie Wonder's first single that is released
1966 - Last Train to Clarksville is the first single released by The Monkees
1968 - The Jackson 5 perform their first official live show when they open for Diana Ross and the Supremes in Los Angelese
1969 - Woodstock Day 2 features performances by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin
1994 - Maybe You Should Drive is the second studio album released by the Barenaked Ladies
1995 - Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys performs live for the first time with his daughters Wendy and Carnie (video below)
1997 - On the 20th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, a tribute concert is held in Memphis, Tennessee which features a virtual due of Don't Cry Daddy with his daughter Lisa Marie
2002 - A Little Less Conversation is an album that contains 30 of #1 hits by Elvis Presley that is released on the twenty fifth anniversary of his death
2008 - 5 Years Time, the debut single by Noah and the Whale peaks at #7 on the UK Singles Chart
This Day in Sports
1920 - Carl Mays of the NY Yankees throws a fastball and hits Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians on the head. He dies the next day.
1927 - Six out of the eight planes participating in the Dole Air Race from Oakland, CA to Honolulu Hawaii, either crash or disappear
1930 - The first British Empire Games opens in Hamilton, Ontario
1954 - The first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine is published
1960 - Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet and sets three records
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (In) no way, (in) no manner, definitely not.
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