August 01 Holidays

August 01 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | August 01 Calendar

August 1st Daily Holidays include:

  • Colorado Day – (Local observance in Colorado)
  • DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • Homemade Pie Day
  • International Can-It Forward Day (Mason Jars)
  • International Childfree Day
  • Lammas Day
  • Lughnasa
  • National Girlfriend’s Day
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Day
  • National Night Out – August 1, 2023 (First Tuesday in August)
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Planner Day
  • Play Ball Day
  • Respect for Parents
  • Rounds Resounding Day
  • Spider-Man Day
  • Start Up Day Across America
  • Statehood Day (Colorado)
  • U.S. Air Force Day
  • Woman Astronomers Day
  • World Lung Cancer Day
  • World Scout Scarf Day
  • World Wide Web Day
  • Yorkshire Day

August 01: Famous Birthdays

  • August 01, 1770 – William Clark, American soldier, explorer who helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and politician who was the 4th Governor of the Missouri Territory (d. 1838)
  • August 01, 1779 – Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, poet, and composer who wrote the lyrics to the United State’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”. (d. 1843)
  • August 01, 1819 – Herman Melville, American author (Moby Dick) (d. 1891)
  • August 01, 1936 – Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer who co-founded Yves Saint Laurent (Opium, Obsession) (d. 2008)
  • August 01, 1951 – Tim Bachman, Canadian singer and guitarist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

August 01: Historical Events

  • August 01, 1498 – Christopher Columbus lands on “Isla Santa” (Venezuela) and is the first European to visit the Country.
  • August 01, 1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadephia, Pennsylvania
  • August 01, 1855 – Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps is climbed for the first time
  • August 01, 1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. State
  • August 01, 1907 – The first Scout camp is opened on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbor in Dorset, England
  • August 01, 1914 – The German Empire declares war on Russ at the start of World War I
  • August 01, 1957 – The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
  • August 01, 2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour
  • August 01, 2012 – Typhoon Saola hits the Philippines and kills eleven people and displaces over 150,000

August 01: Music Events

  • August 01, 1963 – The Beatles Book sells out on its first day of sale
  • August 01, 1964 – A Hard Day’s Night, by the Beatles goes to #1 for two weeks (video below)
  • August 01, 1971 – George Harrison’s concert for Bangladesh takes place in New York City
  • August 01, 1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States
  • August 01, 1994 – The Rolling Stones begin their Voodoo Lounge world tour

August 01: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 01 is Leo.

August Birthstone:

What is the August Birthstone? Peridot

Peridot. The modern August birthstone, peridot has been prized as a jewelry stone since ancient times. Always green in color but with considerable variations, a peridot’s particular shade depends on its source.


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