All About August 4th
August 4th Holidays
- Hooray for Kids Day
August 4th is Hooray for Day! Check out your local activates because many towns put on some special events for kids on this day.
- National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
The chocolate chip cookie was invented by American chefs Ruth Graves Wakefield and Sue Brides in 1938. She invented the recipe during the period when she owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts.
- National White Wine Day
On August 4th we toast to White Wine, with White Wine! So cheers, here’s to the light and tasty white wine that goes perfect with everything.
- Single Working Women’s Day
August 4th is Single Working Women’s Day, a day reserved to recognize the important role that single working women play in our communities and societies.
August 4th 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 4th Celebrity Birthdays
- 1900 – Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was born in Hitchin, United Kingdom.
- 1955 – Billy Bob Thornton, American actor was born in Hot Springs, AR.
- 1961 – Barack Obama, 44th president, was born in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Honolulu, HI.
- 1968 – Daniel Dae Kim, Actor was born in Busan, South Korea.
- 1981 – Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and American actress was born today in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA.
- 1985 – Crystal Bowersox, American singer-songwriter and contestant on American Idol, was born in Elliston, OH.
- 1992 – Dylan and Cole Sprouse, American actors were born in Arezzo, Italy.
August 4th #1 Songs and Movies
- 1933 – The #1 movie was, “Hold Your Man.”
- 1941 – The #1 song was, “Daddy.” by Sammy Kaye.
- 1945 – The #1 song was, “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” by Johnny Mercer.
- 1960 – The #1 movie was, “Psycho.”
- 1974 – The #1 song was, “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” by Roberta Flack.
- 1980 – The #1 movie was, “Caddyshack,” starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray.
- 1983 – The #1 song was, “Every Breath You Take,” by The Police.
- 2006 – The #1 song was, “Promiscuous,” by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland.
- 2010 – The #1 movie was, “The Other Guys,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell.
August 4th News and Historical Events
- 1796 – French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
- 1821 – The Saturday Evening Post is published for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
- 1889 – The Great Fire of Spokane, Washington destroys some 32 blocks of the city.
- 1892 – The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home for which she was tried and acquitted for the crimes a year later.
- 1944 – During the Holocaust. a tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse, where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.
- 1946 – An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. One hundred are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
- 1964 – Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.
- 1977 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.
- 1993 – A federal judge sentences LAPolice Department officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King‘s civil rights.
- 2007 – NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft is launched.
- 2019 – Nine people are killed and 26 injured in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio. This comes only 15 hours after a similar mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where at least 20 people are killed.