August 11

August 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on August 11, include:

  • Annual Medical Checkup Day
  • Gay Uncle's Day - August 11, 2024 (Second Sunday in August)
  • Ingersoll Day 
  • Melon Day - August 11, 2024 (Second Sunday in August)
  • National Hip Hop Day
  • National Raspberry Bombe Day 
  • National Raspberry Tart Day
  • National Spirit of '45 Day - August 11, 2024 (Second Sunday in August)
  • Play in the Sand Day 
  • Presidential Joke Day 
  • Son and Daughter Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include August 11, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • Elvis Week - August 9-17, 2024
  • Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 11-17, 2024 (Second Week in August)
  • Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow - August 2-11, 2024
  • Kool-Aid Day - August 9-11, 2024 (Second Weekend in August)
  • National Resurrect Romance Week - August 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week in August)
  • National Smile Week - August 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of August)
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2024, will peak on  August 12, 2024)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include August 11, 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)

  • Summer Olympics XXXIII - July 26 - August 11, 2024
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 2-11, 2024 (Begins 1st Friday in August for 10 Days)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 11 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

  • 1933 - Jerry Falwell, American Minister and TV Host (d. 2007)
  • 1944 - Frederick W. Smith, American businessman who founded Fed Ex
  • 1950 - Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist who co-founded Apple, Inc.
  • 1953 - Hulk Hogan, American wrestler
  • 1965 - Viola Davis, American actress (How to Get Away With Murder)
  • 1983 - Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor (Star Trek, Thor, The Avengers)

Famous Deaths

  • 1919 - Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman who founded the Carnegie Steel Company and Carnegie Hall (b. 1835)
  • 1921 - Mary Sumner, English philanthropist who founded the Mothers' Union (b. 1828)
  • 2009 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist who founded the Special Olympics (b. 1921)
  • 2014 - Robin Williams, American comedian and actor (brief tribute to him below)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1886 - Educator and author Booker T. Washington marries Olivia Davidson
  • 1993 - Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth Stone

Quote of the Day

Great Advice to Live By!

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

Clean eating, what does it really mean? It's a simple term that is being used to describe making healthy eating lifestyle changes and it's not a new diet. It's about taking your existing diet and cleaning it up and getting rid of the unhealthy food habits that you have been practicing. Pair it with changing your specific unhealthy diet habits and you have got a great start to lifestyle solutions that can lead to health and weight control.

Clean eating, what does it really mean? It's a simple term that is being used to describe making healthy eating lifestyle changes and it's not a new diet

Find out more about clean eating from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1786 - The British colony of Penang in Malaysia is established by Captain Francis Light
  • 1934 - The Federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco welcomes its first prisoners
  • 1960 - Chad declares its independence
  • 1965 - The Watts Race riots begin in Los Angelese, CA
  • 1969 - The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three week quarantine after their liftoff from the moon
  • 1972 - The last U.S. ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam
  • 1982 - Pan Am Flight 830 flying from Tokyo, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii has a bomb explode which kills one passenger and injures 15 others
  • 2006 - The Philippines worst oil spill happens after the oil tanker M/T Solar 1 sinks off the coast of Guimaras and Negros Islands
  • 2012 - Two earthquakes near Tabriz, Iran kill 306 people and injure 3,000 others
  • 2017 - Two passenger trains collide in Alexandria, Egypt resulting in 41 killed and 179 injured

This Day in Music

  • 1964 - The Beatles first movie, A Hard Day's Night premieres in America
  • 1969 - I Want You (She's So Heavy), Oh! Darling, and Here Comes the Sun is recorded by The Beatles
  • 1980 - Johnny Cash and Miss Piggy sing a duet of Jackson on The Muppet Show
  • 1986 - During a reunion tour, The Monkees have six albums on the Billboard 200 charts
  • 1987 - The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album is named the best album of the last 20 years by Rolling Stones Magazine
  • 1992 - Ray Charles sings America The Beautiful at the Mall of America opening in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • 1999 - Kiss are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 2011 - The Go-Go's are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

This Day in Sports

  • 1858 - Charles Barrington, Christian Almer, and Peter Bohren are the first to ascend the 13,015 foot Eiger in the Bernese Alps
  • 1923 - Following the death of U.S. President Warren G. Harding, baseball games are cancelled
  • 1956 - American sprinter Willie Williams sets the 100m world record at 10.1 in Berlin Germany
  • 2001 - The 8th Athletics World Championships start in Edmonton, Canada

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Bevy (noun)

1. A Group of animals, in particular quail.
2. A large group or collection.

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