2023 Daily Holidays that fall on August 9, include:
International Coworking Day
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
National Book Lovers Day - August 9 and November 4, 2023 (First Saturday in November)
National Hand Holding Day
National Polka Day
National Psychiatric Technician Appreciation Day - August 9, 2023 (Wednesday of First Full Week in August)
National Rice Pudding Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include August 9, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Exercise With Your Child Week - August 6-12, 2023 (First Full Week of August)
International Assistance Dog Week - August 6-12, 2023 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 6-12, 2023 (First Full Week in August)
National Bargain Hunting Week - August 7-13, 2023 (First Monday - Sunday Week in August)
National Farmers Market Week - August 6-12, 2023 (First Week of August)
National Fraud Awareness Week - August 6-12, 2023 (First Full Week in August)
National Health Center Week - August 6-12, 2023 (First Full Week in August)
National Motorcycle Week - August 6-12, 2023 (Second Week in August)
National Psychic Week - August 7-11, 2023 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
National Stop on Red Week - August 6-12, 2023
Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2023, will peak on the nights between August 12-13, 2023)
Safe + Sound Week - August 7-13, 2023
Weird Contest Week - August 6-12, 2023 (Second Week in August)
2023 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 (Date Order)
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 4-13, 2023 (Begins 1st Friday in August for 10 Days)
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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