August 08 Holidays

August 08 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | August 08 Calendar

August 8th Daily Holidays include:

  • Bonza Bottler Day
  • Bullet Journal Day
  • Dalek Day – (Also on December 21)
  • Happiness Happens Day
  • International Cat Day
  • National CBD Day
  • National Dollar Day
  • National Frozen Custard Day
  • National Zucchini Day
  • Odie Day – (Garfield’s Friend)
  • Scottish Wildcat Day
  • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night
  • The Date to Create
  • Universal & International Infinity Day
  • Wear Your Mothers Jewelry Day

August 08: Famous Birthdays

  • August 08, 1879 – Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
  • August 08, 1930 – Joan Mondale, Wife of US Vice-President Walter Mondale and 32nd Second Lady of the United States from 1977-1981 (d. 2014)
  • August 08, 1932 – Mel Tillis, American country singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • August 08, 1937 – Dustin Hoffman, American actor, singer, and producer (The Graduate, Tootsie, Rain Man)
  • August 08, 1938 – Connie Stevens, American singer and actress (Back to the Beach)
  • August 08, 1949 – Keith Carradine, American actor and singer (Young Guns)
  • August 08, 1976 – JC Chasez, American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor (*NSYNC)
  • August 08, 1976 – Drew Lachey, American singer and actor (98 Degrees)
  • August 08, 1981 – Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
  • August 08, 1988 – Princess Beatrice of York

August 08: Historical Events

  • August 08, 1885 – The funeral of Ulysses S. Grant is held in New York City and more than 1.5 million people attend
  • August 08, 1908 – Wilbur Wright makes his first public flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, Franc
  • August 08, 1929 – The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight
  • August 08, 1963 – Great Train Robbery in England as a gang of 15 train robbers steal $7.3 million in bank notes
  • August 08, 1974 – US President Richard Nixon announces that he will resign his office at noon the next day
  • August 08, 1990 – Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq.
  • August 08, 2000 – Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor
  • August 08, 2010 – A mudslide in Gansu, Cina kills more than 1,400 people

August 08: Music Events

  • August 08, 1923 – Benny Goodman lands his first professional job at age 14, playing for a cruise ship on Lake Michigan
  • August 08, 1964 – The House of the Rising Sun is released by The Animals
  • August 08, 1966 – Revolver is released by The Beatles
  • August 08, 1966 – The Beatles release Eleanor Rigby on a double A-side single with Yellow Submarine
  • August 08, 1969 – Photographer Iain Macmillan takes a photo at a zebra crossing in London that becomes the iconic cover of hte Beatles album Abbey Road
  • August 08, 1969 – The Beatles record The End and I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • August 08, 1970 – Christine McVie plays her first show as an official member of Fleetwood Mac in New Orleans.
  • August 08, 1970 – Lookin’ Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival is released
  • August 08, 1970 – Blood, Sweat & Tears’ Blood Sweat & Tears 3 album hits #1
  • August 08, 1974 – Eric Clapton’s 461 Ocean Boulevard album is certified gold
  • August 08, 1974 – Feel Like Makin’ Love by Roberta Flack is certified gold
  • August 08, 1975 – Hank Williams Jr. falls off the Ajax Peak in Montana and crashes into a boulder 500 feet down
  • August 08, 1987 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by Us hits #1 in the US
  • August 08, 1998 – Viva Forever by The Spice Girls hits #1 in the UK
  • August 08, 1992 – This Used to be my Playground by Madonna hits #1 in the US

August 08: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 08 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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