2017 Daily Holidays that fall on August 22, include:
Be an Angel Day
Eat a Peach Day
National Spumoni Day
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
National Tooth Fairy Day - (Also on February 28)
Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include August 22, are:
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - August 18 - September 3, 2017
Minority Enterprise Development Week - August 18-24
National Chef's Appreciation Week - August 20-26, 2017 (Third Week in August)
National Safe at Home Week - August 21-25, 2017 (Last Mon-Fri Week in August)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include August 22, 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
Expo 2017 - Universal Exposition held between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The Astrological Sign for August 22 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.
1914 - Connie B. Gay, American businessman who co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and was the founding President of the Country Music Association (d. 1989)
1934 - Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., US Army 4-star general (d. 2012)
1939 - Valerie Harper, American actress and singer (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1940 - Bill McCartney, American football player and coach and founder of the Promise Keepers men's ministry.
1947 - Cindy Williams, American actress and singer (Laverne & Shirley)
1963 - Tori Amos, American singer, songwriter and pianist
1973 - Kristen Wiig, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids)
1647 - Denis Papin, French physicist and mathematician who developed pressure cooking (d. 1712)
1848 - Melville Elijah Stone, American publisher who founded the Chicago Daily News (d. 1929)
1915 - James Hillier, Canadian-American scientist who co-designed the electron microscope (d. 2007)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1848 - Soldier and future U.S. President Ulysses Grant marries Julia Dent
1998 - Journalist Douglas Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy's youngest son) marries Molly Stark
2011 - Actress Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner after 16 years of marriage
Quote of the Day
Valerie Harper was born on this day, August 22, 1939! The older generation (me) will remember her fondly from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and her spinoff Rhoda, and later on her show titled Valerie!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Summer weight loss tips are by far the easiest! Fresh fruit and veggies abound, and the weather beckons you outside to activity! Eating nutrient dense foods that are not calorie laden and adding more movement is a recipe for success.