August 5

August 5 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on August 5, include:

  • American Family Day - August 5, 2018
  • Friendship Day - August 5, 2018 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Doll Day - August 5, 2018 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Kid's Day - August 5, 2018 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Oyster Day 
  • National Sister's Day - August 5, 2018 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Underwear Day 
  • Work Like a Dog Day 

2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 5, are:

  • Exercise With Your Child Week - August 5-11, 2018
  • Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow - August 5-12, 2018
  • International Assistance Dog Week - August 5-11, 2018 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
  • International Clown Week - August 1-7
  • International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
  • International Tree Climbing Week - August 3-5, 2018
  • Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 5-11, 2018
  • National Farmers Market Week - August 5-11, 2018 (First Week of August)
  • National Fraud Awareness Week - August 5-11, 2018 (First Full Week in August)
  • National Health Center Week - August 5-11, 2018 
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7
  • National Stop on Red Week - August 5-11, 2018
  • Rock for Life Week - August 4-7
  • Satchmo Summerfest - August 2-5, 2018 (in New Orleans)
  • Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
  • Twins Day - August 3-5, 2018 (First Full Weekend in August)
  • World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)

2018 Monthly Holidays that include August 5, 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.

NOTE:

  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.


World Festivals and Events

  • Lollapalooza - August 2-5, 2018
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 3-12, 2018

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 5 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.

Birthstone

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

  • 1930 - Neil Armstron, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11) (d. 2012)
  • 1939 - Princess Irene of the Netherlands
  • 1945 - Loni Anderson, American actress (WKRP in Cincinnati)
  • 1956 - Maureen McCormick, American actress and singer (The Brady Bunch)
  • 1964 - Adam Yauch (MCA),  American rapper and director (Beastie Boys) (d. 2012)


Famous Deaths

  • 1729 - Thomas Newcomen, English engineer who invented the Newcomen steam engine (b. 1664)
  • 1962 - Marilyn Monroe, American model, actress and singer (Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend) (b. 1926)
  • 1984 - Richard Burton, Welsh actor and producer (b. 1925)
  • 1991 - Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer and businessman who was the CEO & founder of Honda


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1885 - Author Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) marries Louisa Hawkins
  • 1956 - Actress and singer Shirley Jones marries actor Jack Cassidy
  • 1964 - Film director Mel Brooks marries actress Anne Bancroft 
  • 1971 - Singer Donna Summer marries actor Helmuth Sommer
  • 1975 - Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry marries Elissa Jerret


Quote of the Day


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This Day in History

  • 1100 - Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey
  • 1305 - William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England is captured near Glasgow and taken to London where he is put on trial and executed.
  • 1583 - Sir Humphrey Gilbert claims Newfoundland for the British crown and establishes the first English colony in North America
  • 1861 - The United States Army abolishes flogging
  • 1861 - The US levies it's 1st Income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all income over $800)
  • 1882 - The Standard Oil of New Jersey is established
  • 1884 - The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor (now called Liberty Island)
  • 1891 - American Express issues their 1st travelers checks
  • 1914 - In the USA, the first electric traffic light is installed in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1926 - Harry Houdini stays in a sealed tank underwater 91 minutes before escaping
  • 1949 - A 6.75 earthquake hits Ecuador and destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000
  • 1963 - The United States, the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom sign a nuclear test ban treaty
  • 1964 - The U.S. begin bombing North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • 1981 - U.S. President Ronald Regan fires 11,359 striking air traffic controllers
  • 2015 - The US EPA releases 3 million gallons of heavy metal toxin tailings and waste water into the Animas River in Colorado.


This Day in Music

  • 1957 - American Bandstand debuts
  • 1969 - The Beatles record Because and The End
  • 1975 - Stevie Wonder signs a $13 million contract with Mowtown to record albums for seven years
  • 1978 - Miss You by The Rolling Stones hits #1
  • 1980 - The Osmonds officially disband
  • 1981 - Olivia Newton-John receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 1989 - The album Cuts Both Ways by Gloria Estefan hits #1 on the UK album chart
  • 1989 - Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx hits #1 (Shown below)



This Day in Sports

  • 1837 - The highest mountain in Adirondack, NY, Mt. Marcy (5,344') is ascended for the 1st time
  • 1923 - Henry Sullivan is the 1st American to swim the English Channel
  • 1948 - The Cleveland Indians with 6 double plays set the record for most double plays in a game
  • 1979 - Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson are inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Dog Days (noun plural)

1. The days between early July and early September when Sirius (The Dog Star) rises and sets with the sun.
2. Hot, lazy days.
3. A period of inactivity, laziness, or stagnation.

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