August 30

August 30 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on August 30, include:

  • Forgive Your Foe Friday - August 30, 2024 (Last Friday in August)
  • Frankenstein Day 
  • International Cabernet Sauvignon Day 
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 
  • International Whale Shark Day 
  • Muharram (Islamic New Year) 
  • National Beach Day 
  • National College Colors Day - August 30, 2024 (Friday Before Labor Day)
  • National Grief Awareness Day 
  • National Holistic Pet Day 
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day 
  • Slinky Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include August 30, are:

  • Be Kind to Humankind Week - August 25-31
  • Brake Safety Week - August 25-31, 2024
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - Labor Day: August 14 - September 2, 2024
  • National Composites Week - August 26-30, 2024
  • National Safe at Home Week - August 26-30, 2024 (Last Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • National Sweet Corn Week - August 29 - September 2, 2024

2024 Monthly Holidays that include August 30, 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)

  • US Open Tennis Championships - August 26 - September 8, 2024
  • Paralympic Summer Games - Held every 4 years, next one is August 28, 2024 - September 8, 2024 in Paris, France
  • National Championship Chuckwagon Races - August 29 - September 1, 2024 (Held in Clinton, Arkansas)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 30 is Virgo.

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

  • 1926 - Daryl Gates, American police officer who created the D.A.R.E. Program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) (d. 2010)
  • 1930 - Warren Buffett, American businessman, philanthropist, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, he is considered one of the most successful investors in the world
  • 1944 - Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1946 - Peggy Lipton, American model and actress who starred in Mod Squad, Twin Peaks
  • 1972 - Cameron Diaz, American model, actress, and producer (My Best Friend's Wedding, There's Something About Mary, Charlies Angels)
  • 1982 - Andy Roddick, American tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • 1938 - Max Factor, Sr., Polish born American makeup artist and businessman who founded the Max Factor Company (b. 1877)
  • 1985 - Taylor Caldwell, English-American author (b. 1900)
  • 2003 - Charles Bronson, American actor and soldier (The Magnificent Seven, Death Wish movies) (b. 1921)
  • 2006 - Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (Gilda) (b. 1916)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1988 - Tennis star Chris Everett marries skier Andy Mills
  • 2006 - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett marries longtime companion Astrid Menks 
  • 2009 - Singer Davy Jones (Monkees) marries Jessica Pacheco

Quote of the Day

August 30th is National Beach Day!

August 30th is National Beach Day! Is there anything more peaceful than a beach?

But the meek will possess the earth, 
And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace

~Psalm 37:11

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

It is important for us to understand the Meaning of Food Cravings, as food cravings seem to be at the heart of our eating problems. Is it us, or the foods we eat, that are causing these cravings?

We cruise along doing well, and all of a sudden a food craving hits us, which is so strong that it can’t be denied. Are we just doomed to fail over and over, and face guilt forever for our lack of willpower? Can healthy diet habits help us to overcome food cravings.

Understanding the Meaning of Food Cravings!

Find out more tips on the Meaning of Food Cravings from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • AD 70 - After destroying Herod's Temple, Titus ends the siege of Jerusalem
  • 1727 - The title of Princess Royal is given to Anne, the eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain
  • 1791- The HMS Pandora sinks after it ran aground on the outer Great Barrier Reef the previous day
  • 1813 - Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers, including over 250 armed militia in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama
  • 1835 - Melbourne, Victoria is founded in Australia
  • 1914 - During World War I, the Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg
  • 1945 - The British Armed Forces liberate Hong Kong from Japan
  • 1945 - General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces lands at Atsugi Air Force Base in Japan
  • 1963 - The Moscow-Washington hotline between the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union goes into operation
  • 1967 - Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1984 - The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage
  • 1991 - Azerbaijan declares their independence from the Soviet Union
  • 1992 - Randy Weaver surrenders to federal authorities after the 11 day Ruby Ridge standoff ends
  • 2014 - Tom Thabane, the Prime Minister of Lesotho flees to South Africa as the army allegedly stages a coup

This Day in Music

  • 1959 - Bad Girl is released by The Miracles
  • 1971 - Surf's Up is released by The Beach Boys
  • 1995 - James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon perform at a benefit concert at Martha's Vineyard
  • 2016 - The Go-Go's play their last show on their final tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (Our Lips are Sealed video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1922 - Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for the 5th time in 1922
  • 1937 - Joe Louis wins against Tommy Farr in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title
  • 1961 - Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game
  • 2012 - Tennis player Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Leech (verb)

1. (transitive) To apply a leech medicinally, so that it sucks blood from the patient.
2. (transitive) To drain (resources) without giving back.

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