August in Pop Cultue History

Observances-

Get Ready For Kindergarten Month
Happiness Happens Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
National Water Quality Month
Family Meals Month
Get Acquainted With Kiwifruit Month
Goat Cheese Month
Peach Month
Sandwich Month
National Farmer’s Market Week (First Full Week)
International Clown Week (Aug. 1 – 7)
International Beer Day (First Friday)
Food Day (First Saturday)
International Forgiveness Day (First Sunday)
National Night Out (First Tuesday)
International Lefthanders Day (Second Sunday)
National Honey Bee Day (Third Saturday)
National Burger Day (Last Thursday)
World Scout Scarf Day (Aug. 1)
National Watermelon Day (Aug. 3)
National Underwear Day (Aug. 5)
Happiness Happens Day (Aug. 8)
International Cat Day (Aug. 8)
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (Aug. 9)
National S’more Day (Aug. 10)
International Biodiesel Day (Aug. 10)
International Youth Day (Aug. 11)
World Elephant Day (Aug. 11)
National Creamsicle Day (Aug. 14)
Bad Poetry Day (Aug. 18)
World Humanitarian Day (Aug. 19)
National Potato Day (Aug. 19)
World Mosquito Day (Aug. 20)
National Eat a Peach Day (Aug. 22)
International Strange Music Day (Aug. 24)
National Banana Split Day (Aug. 25)
Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26)
Crackers of the Keyboard Day (Aug. 28)
Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day (Aug. 28)
International Day Against Nuclear Tests (Aug. 29)
More Herbs, Less Salt Day (Aug. 29)
Love Litigating Lawyers Day (Aug. 31)
National Trail Mix Day (Aug. 31)

Notable Events-

1919 – First Appearance of Zorro

1929 – Babe Ruth hits 500th Career Homerun

1930 – First Appearance of Betty Boop

1939 – Premiere of The Wizard of Oz

1941 – First Appearance of Plastic Man

1942 – First Appearance of Two Face

1942 – Premiere of Bambi

1954 – The First Issue of Sports Illustrated

1962 – First Appearance of Spider-Man

1962 – First Appearance of Thor

1963 – The March on Washington Civil Rights Rally

1969 – Woodstock Music and Art Fair

1972 – First Appearance of Ghost Rider

1975 – First Appearance of Moon Knight

1977 – Death of Elvis Presley

1981 – First Day MTV Aired

1984 – Premiere of Red Dawn

1990 – First Appearance of Gambit

1992 – Release of Super Mario Kart

1996 – Publication of Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

1997 – Premiere of South Park

1997 – Death of Princess Diana

2000 – First Appearance of Dora the Explorer

2011 – Publication of Ready Player One

2014 – Premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. I love these posts. I always quiz my husband because he is pretty good at history stuff. Me on the other hand not so much lol.

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  2. For Tyeth says:

    I can’t wait till Aug 25th….One Banana, Two banana, Three bananas more, Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more. Banana Splits day rules..la lal laaa la la la laaaa!

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  3. mydangblog says:

    Glad to see someone else appreciates old comics from the 70s and 80s! Happy National Underwear Day!

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