August 14

August 14 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on August 14, include:

  • Color Book Day 
  • International Rose' Day - (Wine!)
  • Military Marriage Day 
  • National Creamsicle Day 
  • National Financial Awareness Day 
  • National Navajo Code Talkers Day 
  • National Tattoo Removal Day 
  • National Wiffle Ball Day 
  • Social Security Day
  • V-J Day 
  • World Calligraphy Day - August 14, 2024 (Wednesday of Second Full Week in August)
  • World Lizard Day

2024 Weekly Holidays that include August 14, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - Labor Day: August 14 - September 2, 2024
  • Elvis Week - August 9-17, 2024
  • Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 11-17, 2024 (Second Week 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)
  • Safe + Sound Week - August 12-18, 2024
  • U.S. Amateur Golf Week - August 12-18, 2024

2024 Monthly Holidays that include August 14, 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)

  • Little League World Series - August 14-25, 2024 (Held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 14 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

  • 1479 - Catherine of York (d. 1527)
  • 1586 - William Hutchinson, the founder of the U.S. State, Rhode Island (d. 1642)
  • 1851 - Doc Holliday, American dentist and gambler (d. 1887)
  • 1940 - Darrell Crofts, American singer and songwriter (Seals and Crofts)
  • 1941 - David Crosby, American singer and songwriter (The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, & Nash)
  • 1945 - Steve Martin, American comedian, actor, musician, and producer
  • 1947 - Danielle Steel, American author
  • 1959 - Magic Johnson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1987 - Tim Tebow, American football, baseball player, TV sportscaster

Famous Deaths

  • 1890 - Michael J. McGivney, American priest who founded the Knights of Columbus (b. 1852)
  • 1951 - William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician who founded the Hearst Corporation and built Heart Castle in San Simeon, CA (b. 1893)
  • 1988 - Enzo Ferrari, Italian race car driver who founded Ferrari (b. 1898)
  • 2015 - Bob Farrell, American businessman who founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour (b. 1927)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1756 - American frontiersman Daniel Boone marries Rebecca Bryan

Quote of the Day

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

Have you ever heard of Calorie counts per pound? Some foods per pound are almost as caloric as eating straight butter per pound! That is something none of us would do! Yet we do quite frequently, we just don't know it!

Check out Kerry's Calorie Counts Per Pound chart on her Healthy Diet Habits website.

Have you ever heard of Calorie counts per pound? Some foods per pound are almost as caloric as eating straight butter per pound!

This Day in History

  • 1592 - John Davis is the first to discover the Falkland Islands
  • 1720 - Pawnee and Otoe warriors wipe out the Spanish military Villasur expedition in Nebraska
  • 1842 - The Second Seminole War ends when they are forced from Florida to Oklahoma
  • 1848 - The Oregon Territory is organized by and Act of Congress
  • 1893 - France is the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration
  • 1916 - Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1933 - Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon that destroys 240,000 acres and is not extinguished until September 5
  • 1935 - The Social Security Act creating a government pension system for the retired is signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1975 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens in London
  • 2003 - A power blackout affects the Northeast United States and Canada
  • 2015 - After 54 years of being closed, the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba reopens

This Day in Music

  • 1965 - I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher hits #1
  • 1971 - Maggie May is released by Rod Stewart
  • 1974 - You're Having My Baby by Paul Anka is certified Gold
  • 2000 - Born to Do It is the first album released by Craig David (Fill Me In - video below)
  • 2007 - The High School Musical 2 soundtrack is released and goes to #1 in the first week
  • 2007 - I'll Stay Me is the debut album released by country singer Luke Bryan

This Day in Sports

  • 1920 - The Olympic Games open in Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1932 - The 10th Olympic Games close in Los Angeles
  • 1948 - The 14th Olympic Games close in London
  • 1959 - The American Football League is formed with their first official meeting
  • 1993 - The NY Yankees retire #44 with Reggie Jackson Day
  • 2010 - The 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games opens in Singapore

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Teenybopper (noun)

1. A person, especially a female, in her early teens who follows popular clothing fashions, music trends, and the like.

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