August 10

August 10 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on August 10, include:`

  • International Biodiesel Day 
  • International Vlogging Day 
  • National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
  • National Lazy Day 
  • National Shapewear Day 
  • National S'mores Day 
  • Skyscraper Appreciation Day 
  • Smithsonian Day 
  • Spoil Your Dog Day 
  • World Lion Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include August 10, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Elvis Week - August 10-16, 2023
  • 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)
  • 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 Hobo Week - August 10-13, 2023
  • 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 10, 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.


  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
(Date Order)

  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 4-13, 2023 (Begins 1st Friday in August for 10 Days)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 10 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1928 - Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor and businessman who founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)
  • 1928 - Eddie Fisher, American singer, and actor (d. 2010)
  • 1960 - Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor and producer

Famous Deaths

  • 1932 - Rin Tin Tin, American acting dog who appeared in 27 Hollywood films (b. 1918)
  • 2008 - Isaac Hayes, American singer, songwriter, producer, pianist, and actor (b. 1942)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1912 - British author Virginia Woolf marries political theorist Leonard Woolf
  • 1946 - Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard marries Sara Northrup Hollister
  • 2002 - Actor Nicolas Cage marries Lisa Marie Presley

Quote of the Day

Today, August 10th is Spoil Your Dog Day - do something fun together that your dog loves - play ball, take a walk or hike, go to a dog park, go to a river / beach / lake / pool and swim, or just spend time together cuddling on the couch! Great day to make some healthy homemade dog treats, or get a new toy!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

Consistently eating at the Costco bakery and food court would not be a healthy diet habit as you can see from the calorie counts that Kerry provided on her website. As her son with autism recently stated, "Mom, most of the people at the food court are overweight." Now you know why! This store definitely takes Portion Distortion to new heights! The scary thought is that most of us readily order there without thinking that the portions are too large.

Check out the Costco Food Court and Cost Bakery Items calorie chart that Kerry from Healthy Diet Habits obtained from them and posted on her website!

Costco hotdog - info. and calorie counts on the Costco Food Court and Bakery items

This Day in History

  • 1680 - The Pueblo Revolt starts in New Mexico
  • 1776 - Word of the U.S. Declaration of Independence reaches London, England
  • 1793 - The Musee du Louvre opens in Paris, France
  • 1821 - Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. State
  • 1846 - James Smithson donates $500,000 and the Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the U.S. Congress
  • 1856 - Over 200 deaths occur as the Last Island Hurricane strikes Louisiana
  • 1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Guam comes to an end
  • 1949 - The National Security Act Amendment is signed by U.S. President Harry S. Truman which streamlines the defense agencies of the U.S. Government and replaces the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense
  • 1961 - Agent Orange is used by the U.S. Army for the first time in the Vietnam War
  • 1977 - The Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz is arrested in Yonkers, New York for a series of killings in the New York City area 
  • 1981 - John Walsh's son Adam was brutally murdered and his head was found. His murder inspired the creation of the T.V. show America's Most Wanted
  • 1990 - The Magellan space probe reaches Venus
  • 1993 - New Zealand's South Island has a 7.0 earthquake, followed by a 6.4 earthquake on the North Island nine hours later
  • 1995 - Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the Oklahoma City bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea bargain.

This Day in Music

  • 1963 - Fingertips (Part 2) by Stevie Wonder is the first live recording to hit #1 in the U.S.
  • 1964 - The Beatles release Do You Want to Know a Secret, Thank You Girl, Please Please Me, From Me to You, Love Me Do (Video below), P.S. I Love You, Twist and Shout and There's A Place
  • 1968 - Magic Bus is released by The Who
  • 1974 - Feel Like Makin' Love by Robert Flack hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 1974 - Back Home Again by John Denver hits #1 on the album charts in the U.S.
  • 1976 - Elton John starts a record breaking 10 night run of concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • 2005 - The Rolling Stones start their Bigger Bang Tour in Toronto, that lasts over two years and takes in $558 million
  • 2012 - Motley Crue and Kiss donate $100,000 to the families of the victims of the Aurora Colorado, "Dark Knight" shooting

This Day in Sports

  • 1888 - Tim Keefe, a NY Giants pitcher sets a 19 game win streak record
  • 1934 - Babe Ruth announces his retirement as a full time player after the season
  • 1983 - Carl Lewis wins gold in the Men's Long Jump at the 1st World Championships
  • 1997 - Greg Maddux is signed on by the Atlanta Braves for a record 5 year, $575 million deal
  • 2013 - The 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Leeward (adjective)

1. Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.

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