August 7

August 7 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on August 7, include:

  • Aged Care Employee Day - (in Australia)
  • Mom's Equal Pay Day - August 7, 2024
  • National Beach Party Day
  • National Lighthouse Day 
  • National Psychiatric Technician Appreciation Day - August 7, 2024 (Wednesday of First Full Week in August)
  • National Raspberries and Cream Day 
  • National Sea Serpent Day 
  • Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day 
  • Professional Speakers Day 
  • Purple Heart Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include August 7, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • Exercise With Your Child Week - August 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week of August)
  • Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow - August 2-11, 2024
  • International Assistance Dog Week - August 4-10, 2024 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
  • International Clown Week - August 1-7
  • International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
  • Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in August)
  • National Bargain Hunting Week - August 5-9, 2024 (First Monday - Sunday Week in August)
  • National Cleanse Your Skin Week - August 1-7
  • National Farmers Market Week - August 4-10, 2024 (First Week of August)
  • National Fraud Awareness Week - August 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in August)
  • National Health Center Week - August 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in August)
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7
  • National Motorcycle Week - August 4-10, 2024 (Second Week in August)
  • National Psychic Week - August 5-9, 2024 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • National Stop on Red Week - August 4-10, 2024
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2024, will peak on  August 12, 2024)
  • Rock for Life Week - August 4-7
  • Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
  • Single Working Women's Week - August 4-10, 2024 (The Full Week containing August 4, which is Single Working Women's Day)
  • Weird Contest Week - August 4-10, 2024 (Second Week in August)
  • World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include August 7, 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 7 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

  • 1941 - B.J. Thomas, American singer (Raindrops)
  • 1960 - David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (The X Files)
  • 1963 - Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, American son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy (d. 1963 after only living 3 days)
  • 1975 - Charlize Theron, South African/American actress and producer (The Cider House Rules, Monster)

Famous Deaths

  • 1106 - Henry IV, Roman German King/Emperor (b. 1050)
  • 1957 - Oliver Hardy, American actor, singer, and director, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, the double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years (b. 1892)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1954 - Musician Johnny Cash marries Vivian Liberto (1st wife)
  • 1974 - Actress Faye Dunaway marries Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band
  • 1987 - Actor Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods) marries actress and dancer Jillie Mack
  • 1995 - Rapper LL Cool J marries Simone Johnson
  • 2008 - Singer and songwriter Jewel marries rodeo champion Ty Murray

Quote of the Day

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

Most of us are unaware of what influences us to overeat. The average person makes over 200 decisions about food every day. If we could understand why we made those decisions to eat, we could develop some healthy diet habits for success. 

Learn more about mindless eating from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

Info. on Mindless Eating

This Day in History

  • 1782 - The Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle is ordered created by George Washington. It is later renamed to the Purple Heart.
  • 1789 - The United States Department of War is established.
  • 1927 - The Peace Bridge between US (Buffalo, New York), and Canada (Fort Erie, Ontario) is dedicated.
  • 1959 - The Lincoln Memorial U.S. Penny design goes into circulation
  • 1974 - Philippe Petit walks a tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet in the air
  • 1989 - U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-Texas), and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
  • 1998 - 212 people are killed in the U.S. Embassy bomings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya

This Day in Music

  • 1965 - I'm Henry The VIII, I Am by Herman's Hermits hits #1
  • 1965 - The Beatles Help Album hits #1
  • 1965 - It Ain't Me Babe by The Turtles is released
  • 1969 - The Beatles record The End
  • 1971 - How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gee's hits #1
  • 1975 - The Made In The Shade album by The Rolling Stones is certified gold
  • 1976 - Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee hits #1
  • 1979 - The final live performance of Led Zeppelin is in the UK
  • 1985 - Barbra Streisand records her Broadway Album
  • 1991 - Paul Simon performs at a free concert in NY's Central Park
  • 1997 - Garth Brooks performs at a free concert in NY's Central Park
  • 2003 - The Osmonds are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 2008 - The Police finish their 151 show reunion tour at New York's Madison Square Garden.

This Day in Sports

  • 1858 - The first football matching using Australian rules is played between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar
  • 1983 - The first World Track & Field Championships are held
  • 1984 - Japan beats out the US for Olympic gold medal in baseball
  • 1987 - Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union
  • 2007 - San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's record after hitting his 756th home run
  • 2010 - Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Dressage (noun)

An equestrian sport in which the horse and rider perform a test of specific movements in an arena, and are judged on the horse's obedience, acceptance of the bridle and of the rider's aids, gaits, impulsion, and the harmony between horse and rider.

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