All About August 1st
Holidays, Horoscope & Trivia
August 1st Holidays
- Homemade Pie Day
- National Girlfriends Day
- National Minority Donor Awareness Day
- National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
- Play Ball Day
- Respect for Parents Day
- Rounds Resounding Day
- Spiderman Day
- Woman Astronomers Day
- World Lung Cancer Day
- World Wide Web Day
- Yorkshire Day
August 1st Horoscope Sign is Leo
Date range: July 23 – August 22
Color: Gold, Yellow, Orange
Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 10, 19
Traits: Leos are compassionate, caring, warmhearted people but also be arrogant, self centered and stubborn.
Famous Leos: Jennifer Lopez, Barack Obama, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Radcliffe, Alfred Hitchcock, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis. Shaun Mendes, Kylie Jenner, Cole Sprouse, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Brady, Dua Lipa, Olivia Holt and Maia Mitchell, Paul Wesley, Chris Hemsworth
August 1st Trivia
- 1834 – Slavery is abolished in the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.
- 1842 – The 3 day Lombard Street riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
- 1893 – Henry Perky patents shredded wheat.
- 1907 – The start of the first Boy Scout camp on Brownsea Island.
- 1911 – Harriet Quimby becomes the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator’s certificate.
- 1942 – Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born in San Francisco, CA.
- 1945 – The #1 song was On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe by Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers.
- 1950 – The #1 movie in the US was Father of the Bride starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke.
- 1963 – Coolio, American rapper was born in Compton, CA.
- 1971 – The Concert for Bangladesh, which was organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
- 1974 – The #1 song in the US is Annie’s Song by John Denver.
- 1978 – Björn Ferry, Swedish biathlete was born.
- 1979 – Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is born in Nānākuli, HI.
- 1980 – The #1 movie in the US was Caddyshack starring Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield.
- 1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.
- 1984 – The preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England is discovered.
- 1987 – The #1 song in the US was Shakedown by Bob Seger.
- 1993 – The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes in at it worse.
- 1993 – The #1 movie in the US was Rising Sun starring Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes.
- 2007 – The #1 song in the US was Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s.
- 2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour killing 13 people.
- 2012 – The #1 movie in the US was The Dark Knight Rises.
- 2017 – President Donald Trump dictated a misleading statement for Donald Trump Jr. saying he had really met with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, to discuss the adoption of Russian children by Americans.
- 2018 – Rick Genest, tattoo artist also known as Zombie Boy who appeared in Lady Gaga’s video, “I was Born this Way,” passed away on August 1st. Although originally reported as a suicide his friends and family believe it was an accidental fall off his balcony while smoking a cigarette.
- 2019 – The granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Saoirse Kennedy Hill dies after an overdose at the family’s compound at 22 years old.
Thank you to our sources for information and graphics: Pixabay, Wiki and Checkiday.
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