2019 Daily Holidays that fall on August 9, include:
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
National Book Lovers Day
National Rice Pudding Day
Shop Online for Groceries Day - August 9, 2019 (Second Friday in August)
2019 Weekly Holidays that include August 9, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15, 2019
Elvis Week - August 9-17, 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
International Tree Climbing Week - August 9-11, 2019
Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 4-10, 2019
Kool-Aid Day - August 9-11, 2019 (Second Weekend in August)
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
Perseid Meteor Showers - August 9-13, 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 9, 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 9 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.
1757 - Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton - humanitarian, wife of Alexander Hamilto (d. 1854)
1944 - Sam Elliott, American actor and producer (Road House, Tombstone, Hulk)
1957 - Melanie Griffith, American actress and producer (Body Double, Working Girl)
1963 - Whitney Houston, American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress (d. 2012)
1967 - Deion Sanders, American football and baseball player
1968 - Gillian Anderson, American-British actress, writer, and activist (The X-Files, Hannibal, The Fall)
1968 - Eric Bana, Australian actor, comedian (Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Troy, Munich, Lone Survivor)
1976 - Jessica Capshaw - American actress (Grey's Anatomy)
1963 - Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, Son of John F. Kennedy (b. 1963)
1969 - Sharon Tate, American model and actress, who was murdered by the Charles Manson family while she was eight and a half months pregnant (b. 1943)
1996 - Frank Whittle, English soldier and engineer who invented the jet engine (b. 1907)
2003 - Gregory Hines, American actor, dancer, and choreographer (The Cotton Club, White Nights) (b. 1946)
2015 - Frank Gifford, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1930)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1949 - Actor James Stewart marries former model Gloria H. McLean
1958 - Actor Robert Redford marries Lola Van Wagenen
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
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