August 3

August 3 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on August 3, include:

  • Grab Some Nuts Day 
  • National Watermelon Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include August 3, are:

  • Exhibitor Appreciation Week - August 1-5, 2016
  • International Clown Week - August 1-7
  • National Bargain Hunting Week - August 1-5
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7, 2016
  • National Psychic Week - August 1-5 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
  • Single Working Women's Week - July 31 - August 6, 2016
  • World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)

2016 Monthly Holidays that include August 3, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 3 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1926 - Tony Bennett, American singer
  • 1940 - Martin Sheen (Ramon Estevez), American actor and producer
  • 1941 - Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, publisher, author, TV personality and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
  • 1963 - Isaiah Washington,  American actor and producer (Grey's Anatomy)
  • 1977 - Tom Brady, American football player
  • 1979 - Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress (The Hobbit, Lost)
  • 1984 - Ryan Lochte, American swimmer and eleven-time Olympic medalist (five gold, three silver, three bronze)

Famous Deaths

  • 1929 - Emile Berliner, German-American inventor and businessman who invented the phonograph (b. 1851)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 2012 - Singer Stevie Wonder divorces fashion designer Kai Millard Morris after 11 years of marriage

Quote of the Day

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Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

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This Day in History

  • 1795 - The Treaty of Greenville is singed.
  • 1860 - The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
  • 1900 - The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.
  • 1914 - Germany invades Belgium and declares war against France in World War I
  • 1967 - 45,000 US soldiers are sent to Vietnam
  • 1972 - The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 2004 - The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

This Day in Music

  • 1963 - After 300 shows, the Beatles end their run at The Cavern Club in Liverpool
  • 1963 - Surfer Girl is released by The Beach Boys
  • 1968 - Hello I Love by The Doors hits #1
  • 1971 - Paul McCartney announces the formation of his group Wings that includes his wife, former Moody Blues singer Denny Laine on guitar, and Denny Seiwell on drums.
  • 1971 - It Don't Come Easy by Ringo Starr is certified gold
  • 1974 - Guitarist Jeff Baxter leaves the group Steely Dan to join The Doobie Brothers.
  • 1974 - Bad Company's Bad Company Album hits #1 
  • 1985 - Into The Groove by Madonna hits #1 in the UK
  • 1985 - Shout by Tears For Fears hits #1 on the US charts
  • 1997 - Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park New York for HBO
  • 1999 - Country singer Patsy Cline is awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Above, is Into the Grove by Madonna which hit #1 in the UK on August 3, 1985.  The song was featured in the film Desperately Seeking Susan which starred Madonna.

This Day in Sports

  • 1811 - Brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer are the first to ascend Jungfrau, the third highest summit in the Bernese Alps
  • 1986 - Willy McCovey, Bobby Doerr, & Ernie Lombardi are inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1991 - The Pan Am games open in Havana
  • 1992 - The Dodgers win their 3,000 game since moving to Los Angeles

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Bowdlerize (verb)

1. To remove those parts of a text considered offensive, vulgar, or otherwise unseemly.

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