2019 Daily Holidays that fall on August 8, include:
Bonza Bottler Day
Bullet Journal Day
Dalek Day - August 8, 2019 (Also on December 21)
Happiness Happens Day
International Cat Day
National Frozen Custard Day
National Zucchini Day
Odie Day - (Garfield's Friend)
Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night
The Date to Create
Universal & International Infinity Day
Wear Your Mothers Jewelry Day
2019 Weekly Holidays that include August 8, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15, 2019
Exercise With Your Child Week - August 4-10, 2019
Exhibitor Appreciation Week - August 5-9, 2019
Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow - August 2-11, 2019
International Assistance Dog Week - August 4-10, 2019 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 4-10, 2019
National Bargain Hunting Week - August 5-11, 2019
National Farmers Market Week - August 4-10, 2019 (First Week of August)
National Fraud Awareness Week - August 4-10, 2019 (First Full Week in August)
National Health Center Week - August 4-10, 2019
National Hobo Week - August 8-11, 2019
National Psychic Week - August 5-9, 2019 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
National Stop on Red Week - August 4-10, 2019
Single Working Women's Week - August 4-10, 2019 (The Full Week containing August 4, which is Single Working Women's Day)
2019 Monthly Holidays that include August 8, 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 2-11, 2019
World Police and Fire Games - This is a biennially event held every two years. Next event will be August 8-18, 2019 and held in Chengdu, China.
The Astrological Sign for August 8 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.
1879 - Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
1930 - Joan Mondale, Wife of US Vice-President Walter Mondale and 32nd Second Lady of the United States from 1977-1981 (d. 2014)
1932 - Mel Tillis, American country singer, songwriter and guitarist
1937 - Dustin Hoffman, American actor, singer, and producer (The Graduate, Tootsie, Rain Man)
1938 - Connie Stevens, American singer and actress (Back to the Beach)
1949 - Keith Carradine, American actor and singer (Young Guns)
1976 - JC Chasez, American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor (*NSYNC)
1976 - Drew Lachey, American singer and actor (98 Degrees)
1981 - Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
1988 - Princess Beatrice of York
1950 - Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman who founded Quantas (b. 1879)
2005 - Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Dallas) and author (b. 1922)
2010 - Patricia Neal, American actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
2013 - Karen Black, American actress (Easy Rider), singer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
2017 - Glen Campbell, American country singer, songwriter, and actor (b. 1936)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1946 - Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel after 17 years
1993 - California state senator Tom Hayden marries actress Barbara Williams
Quote of the Day
Bob Smith, was an American physician and surgeon who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous. He was born on August 8, in 1879. Their 12 step program has helped many people over the years.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Today, August 8th is National Zucchini Day AND Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night!
Above, is a 14" Zucchini that I got from my garden this year. I had missed seeing it on one of my Zucchini plants, and it got much bigger than the rest of them! I gave half of it to my son and his wife, and I made some Zucchini chips on the grill with part of the half I kept. They were great, but next time, I'll cut them a little thicker. I grated the rest of it, and froze it in 1 cup increments that can be taken out and added to soups, and spaghetti sauces etc as I need it.
It is super easy to grow your own food! I bought Organic Plants for $2.50 each at Whole Foods and they have already saved me so much money! Plus, there is nothing better than picking veggies and using them the same day for your meal!
Here are a few of Kerry's Recipes that use Zucchini: (links go to her Healthy Diet Habits Website: