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2020 August

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Admit You’re Happy Month
American Adventure Month
American Artist Appreciation Month
American Indian Heritage Month
Arr-gust-International Pirate Month
Black Business Month
Boomers Make a Difference Day
Bystander Awareness Month
Celery, Fennel, and Cactus Month
Child Support Awareness Month
Children’s Vision and Learning Month
Family Fun Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Happiness Happens Month
Home Business Month
International Pirate Month
Medic Alert Month
Motorsports Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Catfish Month
National Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month
National Crayon Collection Month
National Goat Cheese Month
National Golf Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Panini Month
National Peach Month
National Political Affiliation Discrimination Awareness Month
National Read a Romance Month
National Sandwich Month
National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Traffic Awareness Month
National Truancy Prevention Month
National Water Quality Month
National Wellness Month
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Orange and Papaya Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Rye Month
Shop Online for Groceries Month
Tomboy Tools Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
1st Week (August 1-8)

Exercise With Your Child Week
Exhibitor Appreciation Week
International Cleanse Your Skin Week
International Clown Week
International Minority Donor Awareness Week
International Simplify Your Life Week
International Tree Climbing Days
National Bargain Hunter’s Week
National Button Week
National Farmer’s Market Week
National Hobo Week
National Lemonade Days
National Psychic Week
North American Organic Brewers Days
Numismatic Week
Old Fiddler’s Week
PGA Championship
Rock for Life Week
Satchmo Days
Simplify Your Life Week
Single Working Women’s Week
Stop on Red Week
World Breastfeeding Week

2nd Week (August 9-15)
Assistance Dog Week
Elvis Week
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week
Knights of Columbus Family Week
National Aviation Week
National Fraud Awareness Week
National Health Care Center Week
National Motorcycle Week
National Resurrect Romance Week
National Smile Week
Perseid Meteor Shower
Safe and Sound Week
Sturgis Rally
U.S. Amateur Golf Week
Weird Contest Week

3rd Week (August 16-22)
Minority Enterprise Development Week
National Chef’s Appreciation Week
National Friendship Week

4th Week (August 23-29)
Be Kind to Humankind Week
Happily Married Husband and Wife Week
Minimally Invasive Surgery Week
National Be Safe at Home Week
National Composites Week
World Water Week

5th Week (August 30-31)
Chuckwagon Races
International Bat Weekend
National Sweet Corn Week
Tour de France
U.S. Open Tennis Championships

August 1st
Anne Frank’s Last Journal Entry (1944)
Earth Overshoot Day or Ecological Debt Day
Francis Scott Key’s Birthday (1779)
Gail Gibbons’ Birthday (1944)
Girlfriend’s Day
Herman Melville’s Birthday(1891)
Homemade Pie Day
International Albarino Day
International Can-It Forward Day
Jerry Garcia’s Birthday (1942)
Lammas (Wheat Harvest) Day
Lughnasa
Mead Day
MTV Debuted (1981)
National Clown Day
National Disc Golf Day
National Jamaican Patty Day
National Mahjong Day
National Minority Donor Awareness Day
National Mustard Day
National Play Outside Day
Planner Day
Respect for Parents’ Day
Rounds Resounding Day
Sandcastle Day
Spiderman Day
Start-Up Day Across America
Switzerland Founded (1291)
Taxpayer Appreciation Day
Tomboy Tools Day
US Air Force Day
William Clark (1770)
World Lung Cancer Day
World Scout Scarf Day
World Wide Web Day
Yves St. Laurent’s Birthday (1936)

August 2nd
American Family Day
Assistance Dog Day
Betsy Bloomingdale’s Birthday (1926)
First Income Tax-Congress enacts first income tax (1861)
First Lincoln Penny Issued (1909)
International Forgiveness Day
Isabel Allende’s Birthday (1942)
National Coloring Book Day
National Doll Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
National Psychic Day
Official Signing of the Declaration of Independence
Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s Birthday (1754)
Sisters Day
Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day

August 3rd
Anne Klein’s Birthday (1923)
British Columbia Day
Columbus Set Sail on His 1st Voyage (1492)
John Landis’ Birthday (1950)
Leon Uris’ Birthday (1924)
Martha Stewart’s Birthday (1941)
Mead Day
National IPA Day
National Park Day
Tony Bennett’s Birthday (1926)
Victoria Jackson’s Birthday (1958)
Watermelon Day

August 4th
Louis Armstrong’s Birthday (1901)
Louis Vuitton’s Birthday (1821)
My Sister Margie Schiller’s Birthday
National Chocolate Chip Day
National Night Out
National White Wine Day
Percy Shelley’s Birthday (1792)
Raisin Bran Day
Queen Elizabeth I (1900)
Single Working Woman’s Day
Social Security Day
U.S. Coast Guard Day (Established 1790)

August 5th
Canadian Regatta Day
Half of Summer Day
John Huston’s Birthday (1906)
International Albarino Day
Maureen McCormick’s Birthday (1956) (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!)
National Oyster Day
National Underwear Day
Neil Armstrong’s Birthday (1930)
Work Like a Dog Day

August 6th
Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Birthday (1809)
Andy Warhol’s Birthday (1928)
Hiroshima Day
India Pale Day
Lucille Ball’s Birthday (1911)
National Fresh Breath Day
National Root Beer Float Day
Peter Bonerz’ Birthday (1938)
Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7th
Betsy Byar’s Birthday (1928)
Brothers Day
Garrison Keillor’s Birthday (1942)
Homemade Pie Day
International Beer Day
National Lighthouse Day
National Water Balloon Day
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
Professional Speakers Day
Purple Heart Established (1782)
Sea Serpent Day
Twins Day

August 8th
Artichoke Days
Bonza Bottler Day (eighth day of the eighth month)
Dalek Day
Dave “the Edge Evans’ Birthday (1961)
Dustin Hoffman’s Birthday (1937)
Eleanor Roosevelt Day
Esther Williams’ Birthday (1923)
Happiness Happens Day
International Cat Day
International Hangover Day
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Birthday (1896)
National Bowling Day
National CBD Day
National Dollar Day
National Fried Chicken and Waffles Day
National Frozen Custard Day
National Garage Sale Day
National Zucchini Day
Odie Day
Sneak Some Zucchini on Neighbor’s Porch Night
The Date to Create Day
Wear Your Mother’s Jewelry Day

August 9th
Betty Boop’s Birthday (1930)
Book Lovers Day
Dance a Polka Day
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
John Dryden’s Birthday (1631)
Michael Kors’ Birthday (1959)
Nagasaki Day
National Rice Pudding Day
National Women’s Day
Perseid Meteor Showers
VEEP Day

August 10th
Betsy Johnson’s Birthday (1942)
First Steam Locomotive
Herbert Hoover’s Birthday (1874)
Lazy Day
National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
National Shapewear Day
National Spoil Your Dog Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Skyscraper Appreciation Day
Smithsonian Day
S’Mores Day
Snoopy’s Birthday
Suzanne Collins’ Birthday (1962)
World Lion Day

August 11th
Alex Haley’s Birthday (1921)
Don Freeman’s Birthday (1908)
Global Kinetic Sand Day
Ingersoll Day
Joe Jackson’s Birthday (1955)
Mountain Day
National Hip Hop Day
National Panini Day
National Raspberry Tart Day
Packers 101st Birthday in 2020
Play in the Sand Day
Presidential Joke Day
Sons and Daughters Day
Spirit of ’45 Day

August 12th
Cecil B. DeMille’s Birthday (1881)
IBM PC Announced (1981)
International Youth Day
James (Diamond Jim) Brady’s Birthday (1856)
Middle Child Day
Milkman Day
National Julienne Fries Day
Sewing Machine Day
Truck Driver’s Day
UN International Youth Day
Vinyl Record Day
World Elephant Day
Worldwide Art Day

August 13th
Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday (1899)
Annie Oakley’s Birthday (1860)
Dan Fogelberg’s Birthday (1951)
Don Ho’s Birthday (1930)
International Left-Handers Day
National Filet Mignon Day
National Prosecco Day

August 14th
Gary Larson’s Birthday (1950)
Kool-Aid Day
National Creamsicle Day
National Navajo Code Talkers Day
Sarah Brightman’s Birthday (1960)
Shop Online for Groceries Day
Steve Martin’s Birthday (1945)
VJ Day
World Calligraphy Day

August 15th
Best Friends Day
Bob’s Birthday (Sesame Street)
Chant at the Moon Day
Check the Chip Day
Chef Appreciation Day
Clear the Shelters Day
Feast of the Assumption
International Geocaching Day
International Homeless Animals Day
Julia Child’s Birthday (1912)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s Birthday (1769)
National Failures Day
National Honey Bee Day
National Leathercraft Day
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
National No SpongeBob Day
National Relaxation Day
National Thrift Shop Day
Rose Marie’s Birthday (1925)
Sir Walter Scott’s Birthday (1771)
Tom Colicchio’s Birthday (1962)
World Honeybee Day

August 16th
Elvis Memorial Day
Joe Miller’s Joke Day
National Airborne Day
National Bratwurst Day
National Rum Day
National Tell a Joke Day
Roller Coaster Day (Patented in 1898)
Steve Carell’s Birthday (1946)
Surveilance Day
T. E. Lawrence Birthday (1888)
Vanessa Carlton’s Birthday (1980)
World Surveillance Day

August 17th
#2 Pencil Day
Baby Boomer’s Recognition Day
Belinda Carlisle’s Birthday (1958)
Black Cat Appreciation Day
Davy Crockett’s Birthday (1786)
First TransAtlantic Balloon Trip (1978)
I Love My Feet Day
Maureen O’Hara’s Birthday (1920)
Meaning of “is” Day
National Nonprofit Day
National Vanilla Custard Day
Robert DeNiro’s Birthday (1943)
Samuel Goldwyn’s Birthday (1882)

August 18th
Bad Poetry Day
Birth Control Pills Day
God’s Preeminence Day
International Pinot Noir Day
Mail Order Catalog Day
Max Factor’s Birthday (1904)
Merriweather Lewis’ Birthday (1774)
National Badge Ribbon Day
National Couple’s Day
National Fajita Day
National Ice Cream Pie Day
19th Amendment Ratified-Women’s Right to Vote (1920)
Paula Danzinger’s Birthday (1944)
Robert Redford’s Birthday (1937)
Serendipity Day
Wizard of Oz Premiered (1939)

August 19th
Aviation Day
Black Cow-Root Beer Float Anniversary Day
Coco Chanel’s Birthday (1883)
International Bow Day
International Orangutan Day
Islamic New Year
Kyra Sedgwick’s Birthday (1965)
Malcolm Forbes’ Birthday (1919)
National Hot and Spicy Food Day
National Medical Dosimetrist Day
National Potato Day
National Soft Ice Cream Day
Ogden Nash’s Birthday (1902)
Orville Wright’s Birthday (1871)
Peter Gallagher’s Birthday (1955)
Snuffaluffagus’s Birthday
Stay At Home With Your Kids Day
World Humanitarian Day
World Photo Day

August 20th
Edgar Guest’s Birthday (1881)
Joan Allen’s Birthday (1956)
National Bacon Lover’s Day
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
National Lemonade Day
National Radio Day
Robert Plant’s Birthday (1948)
Virtual Worlds Day
World Mosquito Day

August 21st
Brazilian Blow-Out Day
Count Basie’s Birthday (1904)
Dorothy Parker’s Birthday (1893)
Hawaii Becomes the 50th State (1959)
International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
Internet Self-Care Day
National Men’s Grooming Day
National Spumoni Ice Cream Day
National Sweet Tea Day
Poet’s Day
Senior Citizens Day

August 22nd
Annie Proulx’s Birthday (1935)
Be An Angel Day
Claude Debussy’s Birthday (1862)
Earth Over Shoot Day
Eat a Peach Day
Giada de Laurentiis’ Birthday (1970)
Hug Your Boss Day
National Bao Day
National Eat a Peach Day
National Pecan Torte Day
National Surgical Oncologist Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Norman Schwarzkopf’s Birthday (1934)
Ray Bradbury’s Birthday (1920)
Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

August 23rd
Cheap Flight Day
Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Abolition
Gene Kelly’s Birthday (1912)
Go Topless Day
Indianapolis 500
National Cuban Sandwich Day
National Sponge Cake Day
Ride the Wind Day
Valentino Day

August 24th
A S Byatt’s Birthday (1936)
Can Opener Day
Knife Day
Kobe Bryant Remembrance Day
National Peach Pie Day
National Waffle Iron Day
Pluto Demoted Day
Rupert Grint’s Birthday (1988)
Strange Music Day
Vesuvius Day
Wayzgoose Day
William Wilberforce Day

August 25th
Chinese Valentine’s Day
Elvis Costello’s Birthday (1954)
Gene Simmons’ Birthday (1949)
Kiss and Make Up Day
Leonard Bernstein’s Birthday (1918)
National Banana Split Day
National Park Service Day
National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day
National Whiskey Sour Day
Rachel Ray’s Birthday (1968)
Sean Connery’s Birthday (1930)
St. Bartholomew’s Day
Tim Burton’s Birthday (1958)

August 26th
Albert Sabin’s Birthday (1906)
Christopher Isherwood’s Day (1904)
International Web Mistress Day
Macaulay Culkin’s Birthday (1980)
National Cherry Popsicle Day
National Dog Day
National Toilet Paper Day
Women’s Equality Day

August 27th
Banana Lovers Day
Confucius’ Birthday (551 BC)
International Lottery Day
Just Because Day
Mother Teresa’s Birthday (1910)
National Burger Day
National Pots de Crème Day
Paul Reubens’ Birthday (1952)
Petroleum Day
The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day
Tug of War Day

August 28th
Crackers Over the Keyboard Day
Dream Day MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech (1963)
Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Birthday (1774)
Jack Black’s Birthday (1969)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Birthday (1749)
Leo Tolstoy’s Birthday (1828)
National Bow Tie Day
National Cherry Turnover Day
National Power Rangers Day
National Red Wine Day
National Weed Out Hate Day
Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day
Radio Commercials Day
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Tasha Tudor’s Birthday (1915)
World Daffodil Day

August 29th
According to Hoyle Day
Ashura
Charlie Bird Parker’s Birthday (1920)
Chop Suey Invented (1896)
First Scout Camp Opened (1934)
Individual Rights Day
Ingrid Bergman’s Birthday (1915)
International Bat Night
International Day Against Nuclear Tests
International Tree Climbing Day
John Locke’s Birthday (1632)
Lea Michele’s Birthday (1986)
Lemon Juice Day
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
National Sarcordosis Awareness Day
Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Birthday (1809)
Todd English’s Birthday (1960)

August 30th
Frankenstein Day
Fred MacMurray’s Birthday (1908)
Geoffrey Beene’s Birthday (1927)
Get a Slinky Day
International Cabernet Sauvignon Day
International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance
International Whale Shark Day
Jean-Claude Kelly’s Birthday (1943)
Laurent de Brunhoff’s Birthday (1925)
Mary Shelley’s Birthday (1797)
National Beach Day
National Grief Awareness Day
National Holistic Pet Day
National Toasted Marshmallow Day
Pony Express Day
Virginia Lee Burton’s Birthday (1909)

August 31st
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Alan Jay Lerner’s Birthday (1918)
Eat Outside Day
Franchise Appreciation Day
International Overdose Awareness Day
Itzhak Perlman’s Birthday (1945)
Love Litigating Lawyers Day
Maria Montessori’s Birthday (1870)
National Diatomaceus Earth Day
National Heroes Day
National Matchmaker Day
National Trail Mix Day
Richard Gere’s Birthday (1949)
Van Morrison’s Birthday (1945)