2018 Daily Holidays that fall on August 2, include:
Earth Overshoot Day -August 2, 2017 (2018 TBA)
India Pale Ale Beer Day - August 2, 2018 (First Thursday in August)
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 2, are:
International Clown Week - August 1-7
International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7
Satchmo Summerfest - August 2-5, 2018 (in New Orleans)
Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
Single Working Women's Week - July 29 - August 4, 2018
World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)
2018 Monthly Holidays that include August 2, 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
Lollapalooza - August 2-5, 2018
The Astrological Sign for August 2 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.
1834 - Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty (d. 1904)
1868 - Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
1872 - George E. Stewart, Australian-American Colonel who was a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War
1932 - Lamar Hunt, American businessman who co-founded the American Football League (d. 2006)
1932 - Peter O'Toole, Irish actor, singer, and producer (Lawrence of Arabia) (d. 2013
1943 - Jon R. Cavaiani, English-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Vietnam War (d. 2014)
1876 - Wild Bill Hickok, American lawman who was killed by Jack McCall while playing poker (b. 1837)
1922 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-American Physicist who invented the telephone (b. 1847)
1923 - Warren G. Harding, American journalist and politician who was the 29th President of the United States from 1921-23 (b. 1865)
1998 - Shari Lewis, American television host and puppeteer, best known for Lamb Chop (b. 1933)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1882 - Education pioneer Booker T. Washington marries Fanny Smith
1978 - Canadian singer and songwriter Neil Young marries Pegi Morton
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
World Breastfeeding Week is held during August 1-7, 2018, and the month of August is National Breastfeeding Month.
Healthy breastfeeding or bottle feeding, which choice is best? Kerry from Healthy Diet Habits lists out some of the health benefits to your baby from nursing on her Healthy Breastfeeding page in her Healthy Infant section of her website. (link goes to her Healthy Diet Habits website)
This Day in History
1610 - Henry Hudson sails into what is now known as the Hudson Bay
1776 - Formal signing of the United States Declaration of Indepence
1790 - The first United States Census is conducted, the population is 3,939,214 and 697,624 are slaves
1870 - The world's first underground tube railway, the Tower Subway opens in London, England
1873 - San Francisco's 1st trial run of the Clay Street Hill Railroad cable car system runs between Kearny & Jones Streets
1922 - China is hit by a typhoon and more than 50,000 are killed
1923 - Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding
1934 - Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer of Germany
1934 - The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in the United States which makes marijuana and all its by-products illegal
1985 - Delta Air Lines Flight 191, crashes at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport killing 137
1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait which leads to the Gulf War
This Day in Music
1961 - The Beatles 1st gig is as a house band at Liverpool's Cavern Club
1975 - One of These Nights from the Eagles hits #1 on the US singles charts
1986 - The Glory of Love, the theme song from the film, Karate Kid II, by Peter Cetera hits #1 on the US charts
1986 - The Lady in Red by Chris De Burgh hits #1 in the United Kingdom (video below)
1998 - The Hello Nasty album by the Beastie Boys hits #1 on the US album chart and stays on top for three weeks
This Day in Sports
1959 - Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants hits his 1st of his 521 HRs
1980 - US swimmers set 3 world records at the National Championships
1982 - Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's steals his 100th base of the season
1987 - Michael Andretti clocks a 171.49 time and runs the fastest Indy car race in history
1987 - Kevin Seitzer playing for the Kansas City Royals, gets 6 hits in one baseball game
1987 - Eric Davis is the 7th player to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases in one season
1992 - Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser and Bill McGowan enter baseball's Hall of Fame
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Solemnly or ponderously sad.
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