2023 Daily Holidays that fall on August 18, include:
Bad Poetry Day
Birth Control Pills Day
Helium Discovery Day
Mail Order Catalog Day
National Badge Ribbon Day
National Fajita Day
National Ice Cream Pie Day
National Men's Grooming Day - August 18, 2023 (Third Friday in August)
Never Give Up Day
Pinot Noir Day
Statehood Day in Hawaii - August 18, 2023 (Third Friday in August)
2023 Weekly Holidays that include August 18, are:
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - Labor Day: August 17 - September 5, 2023
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 13-19, 2023 (Second Week in August)
Minority Enterprise Development Week - August 18-24
National Aviation Week - August 15-21 (Always during the week of Orville Wright's Birthday on August 19)
National Resurrect Romance Week - August 13-19, 2023 (Second Full Week in August)
National Smile Week - August 13-19, 2023 (Second Full Week of August)
Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2023, will peak on the nights between August 12-13, 2023)
U.S. Amateur Golf Week - August 14-20, 2023
2023 Monthly Holidays that include August 18, 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)
Little League World Series - August 16-27, 2023 (Held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
The Astrological Sign for August 18 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.
1587 - Virginia Dare, First English child born in the New World
1904 - Max Factor, Jr., American businessman (Max Factor Cosmetics) (d. 1996)
1920 - Shelley Winters, American actress (The Poseidon Adventure) (d. 2006)
1936 - Robert Redford, American actor, director and producer who founded the Sundance Film Festival (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
1952 - Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (Dirty Dancing) (d. 2009)
1957 - Denis Leary, American actor, producer, screenwriter and comedian (Rescue Me)
1958 - Madeleine Stowe, American actress (The Last of the Mohicans)
1823 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist who was the inventor of the frameless parachute (b. 1769)
1919 - Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian politician, and businessman who founded the Seagram Company (b. 1841)
1940 - Walter Chrysler, American businessman who founded Chrysler (b. 1875)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1932 - Actress Bette Davis marries musician Harmon Nelson
2013 - Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton marries Adam Dirks
Quote of the Day
Wake Up and Live! Live the Life that You Want!!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Food Substitutions allow you to keep the foods that you love in your life by lightening them or choosing similar foods that you like just as well! People with great weight control know good substitutions!
Knowing good food substitutions is one of the most successful healthy diet habits that should be incorporated into your life. Everyone loves foods that don’t fit into their healthy eating plan easily.
Should you just give up everything you love, and deprive yourself always? No, find a great substitution! In fact your motto should be: Substitute, substitute, substitute, never give it up!