2018 Daily Holidays that fall on August 7, include:
National Lighthouse Day
National Raspberries and Cream Day
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
Professional Speakers Day
Purple Heart Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 7, are:
Exercise With Your Child Week - August 5-11, 2018
Exhibitor Appreciation Week - August 6-10, 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
Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 5-11, 2018
National Bargain Hunting Week - August 6-12, 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 Psychic Week - August 6-10, 2018 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
National Stop on Red Week - August 5-11, 2018
Rock for Life Week - August 4-7
Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)
2018 Monthly Holidays that include August 7, 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
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 3-12, 2018
The Astrological Sign for August 7 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.
1941 - B.J. Thomas, American singer (Raindrops)
1960 - David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (The X Files)
1963 - Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, American son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (d. 1963 after only living 3 days)
1975 - Charlize Theron, South African/American actress and producer (The Cider House Rules, Monster)
1106 - Henry IV, Roman German King/Emperor (b. 1050)
1957 - Oliver Hardy, American actor, singer, and director, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, the double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years (b. 1892)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1954 - Musician Johnny Cash marries Vivian Liberto (1st wife)
1974 - Actress Faye Dunaway marries Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band
1987 - Actor Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods) marries actress and dancer Jillie Mack
1995 - Rapper LL Cool J marries Simone Johnson
2008 - Singer and songwriter Jewel marries rodeo champion Ty Murray
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Most of us are unaware of what influences us to overeat. The average person makes over 200 decisions about food every day. If we could understand why we made those decisions to eat, we could develop some healthy diet habits for success.
1782 - The Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle is ordered created by George Washington. It is later renamed to the Purple Heart.
1789 - The United States Department of War is established.
1927 - The Peace Bridge between US (Buffalo, New York), and Canada (Fort Erie, Ontario) is dedicated.
1959 - The Lincoln Memorial U.S. Penny design goes into circulation
1974 - Philippe Petit walks a tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet in the air
1989 - U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-Texas), and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
1998 - 212 people are killed in the U.S. Embassy bomings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya
This Day in Music
1965 - I'm Henry The VIII, I Am by Herman's Hermits hits #1
1965 - The Beatles Help Album hits #1
1965 - It Ain't Me Babe by The Turtles is released
1969 - The Beatles record The End
1971 - How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gee's hits #1
1975 - The Made In The Shade album by The Rolling Stones is certified gold
1976 - Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee hits #1
1979 - The final live performance of Led Zeppelin is in the UK
1985 - Barbra Streisand records her Broadway Album
1991 - Paul Simon performs at a free concert in NY's Central Park
1997 - Garth Brooks performs at a free concert in NY's Central Park
2003 - The Osmonds are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2008 - The Police finish their 151 show reunion tour at New York's Madison Square Garden.
This Day in Sports
1858 - The first football matching using Australian rules is played between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar
1983 - The first World Track & Field Championships are held
1984 - Japan beats out the US for Olympic gold medal in baseball
1987 - Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union
2007 - San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's record after hitting his 756th home run
2010 - Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
An equestrian sport in which the horse and rider perform a test of specific movements in an arena, and are judged on the horse's obedience, acceptance of the bridle and of the rider's aids, gaits, impulsion, and the harmony between horse and rider.
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