2021 Daily Holidays that fall on August 19, include:
Coco Chanel Day
International Bow Day
International Orangutan Day
National Aviation Day
National Hot and Spicy Food Day
National Root Beer Float Day - (also August 6)
National Sandcastle and Sculpture Day
National Soft Ice Cream Day
World Humanitarian Day
World Orangutan Day
World Photography Day
2021 Weekly Holidays that include August 19, are:
Ashura - Evening of August 18, 2021 to Evening of August 19, 2021
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 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 19, 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!
Little League World Series - August 18-29, 2021 (Held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
The Astrological Sign for August 19 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.
1919 - Malcolm Forbes, American publisher and politician (Forbes Magazine) (d. 1990)
1963 - John Stamos, American actor (Full House)
1966 - Lee Ann Womack, American singer and songwriter (I Hope You Dance)
1969 - Matthew Perry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (Friends)
AD 14 - Augustus, Roman emperor (b. 63 BC)
1977 - Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1890)
1980 - Otto Frank, German-Swiss businessman who was the father of Anne Frank (Diary of Anne Frank) (b. 1889)
2014 - James Foley, American photographer and journalist who was abducted in Syria in 2012 and was the first American citizen beheaded by ISIS
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1956 - Actor Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music) marries actress Tammy Grimes
1973 - Country singer Kris Kristofferson marries country singer Rita Coolidge
Quote of the Day
Take care of your Mind, Body, and Soul!!!!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
August 19th is Potato Day!
A perfect day to try a Potato Leek Soup with Ham! You can find the Recipe for Potato Leek Soup on Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1561 - After spending 13 years in France, Mary Queen of Scots returns to Scotland at 18
1692 - In Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, one woman and four men are executed after being convicted of witchcraft
1812 - American frigate USS Constitution earns the nickname of Old Ironsides after they defeat the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada
1848 - The New York Herald breaks the news about the gold rush in California that started in January
1854 - United States Army soldiers kill Lakota chief Conquering Bear and in return are massacred
1919 - Afghanistan gain full independence from the United Kingdom
1934 - The German referendum of 1934 approves Hitler's appointment as head of state with the title of Fuhrer
1940 - First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber
1944 - France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops
1955 - Severe flooding from Hurricane Diane claim 200 lives in the Northeast United States
1964 - The first geostationary communication satellite, Syncom 3 was launched
2003 - A suicide attack by Hamas on a bus in Jerusalem, Israel kills 23 including seven children
2005 - Peace Mission 2005, a first ever joint military exercise between Russia and China begins
2009 - Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 101 and injures 565 others
2010 - Operation Iraqi Freedom ends with the last of the U.S. brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait
2017 - The 2017 Cypress Island Atlantic salmon pen break occurs when tens of thousands of farmed non-native Atlantic salmon are accidentally released into the wild in Washington waters
This Day in Music
1957 - Tammy by Debbit Reynolds hits #1
1967 - All You Need Is Love by The Beatles hits #1
1969 - Crosby, Stills and Nash are guests on the Dick Cavett Show
1972 - The Midnight Special debuts on NBC
1972 - Chicago's Album Chicago V hits #1
1988 - Hound Dog by Elvis Presley is named the most played song in the first 100 of the jukebox
Above Video: Chicago - Saturday in the Park! This song made it to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972
This Day in Sports
1861 - The fifth highest summit in the Alps, Weisshorn is climbed for the first time
1909 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens and has their first automobile race
1921 - Ty Cobb is the 4th player to get 3,000 hits
1934 - Dayton, Ohio hosts the first All-American Soap Box Derby
2004 - US gymnast Carly Patterson becomes the 2nd American woman to win the all-around gold medal
2016 - The US women's water polo team beat Italy 12-5 to win the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro and retain their Olympic title. Kiley Neushul scores 3 goals
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. The gentle or kind exercise of power; leniency, mercy; compassion in judging or punishing. 2. (now rare) Mildness of weather.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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