August 22

August 22 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on August 22, include:

  • Be an Angel Day 
  • Eat a Peach Day  
  • National Bad Day 
  • National Bao Day 
  • National Hamburger Day - August 22, 2024
  • National Pecan Torte Day 
  • National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day 
  • National Tooth Fairy Day - (Also on February 28)
  • Never Been Better Day 
  • Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
  • World Daffodil Day - August 22, 2024 
  • World Plant Milk Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include August 22, are:

  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - Labor Day: August 14 - September 2, 2024
  • Minority Enterprise Development Week - August 18-24
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2024, will peak on  August 12, 2024)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include August 22, 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)
  • Democratic National Convention - August 19-22, 2024

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 22 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

  • 1914 - Connie B. Gay, American businessman who co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and was the founding President of the Country Music Association (d. 1989)
  • 1934 - Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., US Army 4-star general (d. 2012)
  • 1939 - Valerie Harper, American actress and singer (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • 1940 - Bill McCartney, American football player and coach and founder of the Promise Keepers men's ministry.
  • 1947 - Cindy Williams, American actress and singer (Laverne & Shirley)
  • 1963 - Tori Amos, American singer, songwriter and pianist 
  • 1973 - Kristen Wiig, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids)

Famous Deaths

  • 1647 - Denis Papin, French physicist and mathematician who developed pressure cooking (d. 1712)
  • 1848 - Melville Elijah Stone, American publisher who founded the Chicago Daily News (d. 1929)
  • 1915 - James Hillier, Canadian-American scientist who co-designed the electron microscope (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1848 - Soldier and future U.S. President Ulysses Grant marries Julia Dent
  • 1998 - Journalist Douglas Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy's youngest son) marries Molly Stark
  • 2011 - Actress Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner after 16 years of marriage

Quote of the Day

Valerie Harper was born on this day, August 22, 1939! The older generation (me) will remember her fondly from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and her spinoff Rhoda, and later on her show titled Valerie! 

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

Summer Weight Loss Tips

Summer weight loss tips are by far the easiest! Fresh fruit and veggies abound, and the weather beckons you outside to activity! Eating nutrient dense foods that are not calorie laden and adding more movement is a recipe for success.

Find out more summer weight loss tips from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits (Link goes to her website)

This Day in History

  • 565 - St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland
  • 1642 - The English Civil War begins after Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors.
  • 1654 - Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (current day Manhattan) as the first Jewish immigrant to America
  • 1848 - The United States annexes New Mexico
  • 1849 - Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian City of Venice (1st air raid in history)
  • 1864 - The first Geneva Convention is signed by twelve nations
  • 1902 - US President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile
  • 1942 - During World War II, Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1944 - During World War II, Romania is captured by the Soviet Union
  • 1966 - Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law
  • 2007 - The Storm botnet, created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day

This Day in Music

  • 1964 - Where Did Our Love Go by the Supreme's hits #1
  • 1964 - Alvin and the Chipmunk's cover album of Beatles songs sells 25,000 copies a day!
  • 1966 - The album Revolver by the Beatles is certified gold.
  • 1969 - The Beatles record a video for Long & Winding Road
  • 1970 - Make It With You by Bread hits #1
  • 1987 - Who's That Girl by Madonna hits #1
  • 2004 - These Words by Natasha Bedingfield hits #1 in the UK (video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1851 - The Yacht America wins the first America's Cup
  • 1934 - The Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs which allows the team to beat the White Sox 2-3 in 12 innings
  • 1950 - Abdel Rehim swims the English Channel in 10:50
  • 1951 - The Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Statidum, Berlin 
  • 1959 - Cincinnati Red's Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1989 - Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson and bomes the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Eat One's Wheaties (verb)

1. (US and Canada, idiomatic) To prepare or fortify oneself for an activity requiring exertion.

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