August 10 Holidays

August 10 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | August 10 Calendar

August 10th Daily Holidays include:

  • International Biodiesel Day
  • International Vlogging Day
  • National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
  • National Lazy Day
  • National Shapewear Day
  • National S’mores Day
  • Skyscraper Appreciation Day
  • Smithsonian Day
  • Spoil Your Dog Day
  • World Lion Day

August 10: Famous Birthdays

  • August 10, 1928 – Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor and businessman who founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)
  • August 10, 1928 – Eddie Fisher, American singer, and actor (d. 2010)
  • August 10, 1960 – Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor and producer

August 10: Historical Events

  • August 10, 1680 – The Pueblo Revolt starts in New Mexico
  • August 10, 1776 – Word of the U.S. Declaration of Independence reaches London, England
  • August 10, 1793 – The Musee du Louvre opens in Paris, France
  • August 10, 1821 – Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. State
  • August 10, 1846 – James Smithson donates $500,000 and the Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the U.S. Congress
  • August 10, 1856 – Over 200 deaths occur as the Last Island Hurricane strikes Louisiana
  • August 10, 1944 – During World War II, the Battle of Guam comes to an end
  • August 10, 1949 – The National Security Act Amendment is signed by U.S. President Harry S. Truman which streamlines the defense agencies of the U.S. Government and replaces the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense
  • August 10, 1961 – Agent Orange is used by the U.S. Army for the first time in the Vietnam War
  • August 10, 1977 – The Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz is arrested in Yonkers, New York for a series of killings in the New York City area
  • August 10, 1981 – John Walsh’s son Adam was brutally murdered and his head was found. His murder inspired the creation of the T.V. show America’s Most Wanted
  • August 10, 1990 – The Magellan space probe reaches Venus
  • August 10, 1993 – New Zealand’s South Island has a 7.0 earthquake, followed by a 6.4 earthquake on the North Island nine hours later
  • August 10, 1995 – Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the Oklahoma City bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea bargain.

August 10: Music Events

  • August 10, 1963 – Fingertips (Part 2) by Stevie Wonder is the first live recording to hit #1 in the U.S.
  • August 10, 1964 – The Beatles release Do You Want to Know a Secret, Thank You Girl, Please Please Me, From Me to You, Love Me Do, P.S. I Love You, Twist and Shout and There’s A Place
  • August 10, 1968 – Magic Bus is released by The Who
  • August 10, 1974 – Feel Like Makin’ Love by Robert Flack hits #1 in the U.S.
  • August 10, 1974 – Back Home Again by John Denver hits #1 on the album charts in the U.S.
  • August 10, 1976 – Elton John starts a record breaking 10 night run of concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • August 10, 2005 – The Rolling Stones start their Bigger Bang Tour in Toronto, that lasts over two years and takes in $558 million
  • August 10, 2012 – Motley Crue and Kiss donate $100,000 to the families of the victims of the Aurora Colorado, “Dark Knight” shooting

August 10: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 10 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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