2018 Daily Holidays that fall on August 23, include:
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & it's Abolition
National Ride the Wind Day
National Sponge Cake Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 23, are:
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - August 17 - September 3, 2018
Minority Enterprise Development Week - August 18-24
National Chef's Appreciation Week - August 19-25, 2018 (Third Week in August)
National Safe at Home Week - August 20-24, 2018 (Last Mon-Fri Week in August)
North American Organic Brewers Week - August 23-26, 2018
2018 Monthly Holidays that include August 23, 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
Little League World Series - August 16-26, 2018 (Held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
The Astrological Sign for August 23 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.
1783 - William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer who designed the Hammersmith Bridge in London, England (d. 1852)
1883 - Jonathan M. Wainwright IV, American general and Melad of Honor recipient (d. 1953)
1912 - Gene Kelly, American actor, singer, and dancer (Singing in the Rain) (d. 1996)
1917 - Tex Williams, American singer, and songwriter (d. 1985)
1929 - Vera Miles, American actress (Psycho)
1931 - Barbara Eden, American actress and singer (I Dream of Jeannie)
1946 - Keith Moon, English drummer and songwriter (The Who) (d. 1978)
1949 - Shelley Long, American actress (Cheers)
1949 - Rick Springfield, Australian singer, songwriter, and actor (General Hospital, #1 hit Jessie's Girl in Australia and US)
1970 - River Phoenix, American actor and singer (Stand By Me) (d. 1993)
1970 - Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian (Jerry Macguire)
1976 - Scott Caan, American actor, director, and screenwriter (Hawaii Five-O)
1305 - William Wallace, Scottish commander (b. 1272)
1926 - Rudolph Valentino, Italian-American silent movie actor (b. 1895)
2003 - Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and manager (b. 1946)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1876 - Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley marries traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler
1962 - John Lennon of the Beatles marries Cynthia Powell
1989 - Musician Ric Ocasek (The Cars) marries model Paulina Porizkova
2010 - Spanish singer Julio Iglesias marries Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Learning tips to eat less can help you win at the weight loss game! Most of you are in the diet game of your life. The score goes up and then down, yet the game never seems to end.
Learning a few simple healthy diet habits to eat less can help those pounds slowly come off and stay off. Try these 5 tips to eat less from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. (link opens in her website)
This Day in History
1305 - Sir William Wallace is executed for high treason by Edward I of England
1873 - The Albert Bridge crossing the Thames opens in Chelsea, London
1904 - The automobile tire chain is patented
1914 - Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
1923 - The first mid-air refueling is performed by Captain Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter on De Havilland DG-4B who set an endurance flight record of 37 hours
1939 - USSR & Germany sign a non-aggression treaty
1948 - The World Council of Churches is formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
1966 - Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from the Moon
1977 - The 1st man-powered flight by Bryan Allen in a Gossamer Condor
1990 - Armenia declares it independence from the Soviet Union
1990 - West and East Germany announce that they will reunite on October 3
2011 - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurs in Virginia with over $200 million of damages to monuments and structures in Washington D.C.
2011 - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown
This Day in Music
1965 - The album Help! by The Beatles is certified gold
1965 - The Beatles' second film, Help! premieres in New York City
1968 - Back in the U.S.S.R. by The Beatles is recorded
1969 - Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones' hits #1
1975 - Fallin' in Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds' hits #1
1978 - King Tut by Steve Martin is certified gold
1980 - The album Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie hits #1 on the UK charts
2000 - Kenny Loggins is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On this day, August 23, 1978, Steve Martin's King Tut is certified gold! I just always found him incredibly hilarious to watch!