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Last Updated 11-04-2017

🎵Dennis Alcapone -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1947
Music Producer, Musician, Jamaican

🎭Grant Aleksander -- is 58 in the year 2017 and 59 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1959
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Guiding Light (as Phillip Spaulding), All My Children (as Alec McIntyre)

🎭Michael Anderson Jr. -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1943
TV/Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: The Monroes (as Clayt)
Movie Titles: Logan's Run, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Sons of Katie Ellder

🎭Ira Angustain -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1958
Actor
Misc: retired from actin in 1986; looks like Freddie Prinze
TV Shows: The White Shadow (as Ricky Gomez)
Movie Titles: 80 Steps to Jonah, Panic in Echo Park

Piers Anthony -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1934
Sci-fi Writer, English

🏆🏒Mike Bales -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1971
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

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🏆⚾Stan Belinda -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1966
MLB Pitcher

🎭Peter Bonerz -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1938
Actor, Director
Names/Places: b. in Portsmouth, NH
TV Shows: Bob Newhart Show (as Jerry Robinson), 9 to 5 (as Franklin Hart), Murphy Brown (director)
Movie Titles: Police Academy 6

John Storey Bonington -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1934
Explorer, English
Misc: of the UK who led the highest final stage in any wall climb when a British expedition climbed the south face of Annapurna I in 1970.

🎵Barry Bookbinder -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1963
Novelty Singer
Song Titles: 2 Hot 4 U, Part II, Learn How To Drive, She Grabbed My Coconuts, How Wuz I 2 Know, 18 Wheels Later, The Knuckle Song, Fart in an Elevator, Inner Thoughts, This Song
TV Shows: Barry and the Bookbinders

🎭🏆Lisa Boyle -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1964
Actress, Cameraperson, Model
Movie Titles: Bad Boys, Face/Off, Lost Highway, The Nutty Professor, Showgirls

🎭Ray Buktenica -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1943
TV Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Rhoda, House Calls (as Dr. Norman Solomon), Life Goes On (as Jerry Berkson)
Movie Titles: Heat, My Girl

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🎭Scott Allan Campbell -- is 58 in the year 2017 and 59 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1959
Actor, Producer, Entertainment Art Department
TV Shows: NYPD Blue (as IAB Sgt. Martens)
Movie Titles: White Oleander, Hostage, Gettsburg

🎭🎵David Campbell -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1973
Actor, Producer, Singer

🎭Ever Carradine -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1974
Actress
Movie Titles: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Lost and Found, Bubble Boy, Dead and Breakfast

🎵🎷Ravi Coltrane -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1965
Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Names/Places: John's son

🎭🏆Kimberly Conrad-Hefner -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1962
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: Hugh Hefner's wife
Misc: January 1988; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1989; Playboy Playmate for life; b. Aug 6 1963?

🎵Judy Craig -- is 71 in the year 2017 and 72 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1946
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Chiffons

🏆⚾Ray Culp -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1941
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

🎭🏆Adrianne Curry -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1982
Actress, Producer, Personality, Model
TV Shows: My Fair Brady (producer, has nothing to do with The Brady Bunch); America's Next Top Model (winner 2003)

🎵Randy DeBarge -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1958
Bassist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: DeBarge

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🎭Nita Dee Di Giampaolo -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1966
Actress, Dancer
Misc: retired from acting in 1981
TV Shows: The New Mickey Mouse Club

🎭Moosie Drier -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1964
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director
TV Shows: Laugh In
Movie Titles: Ice Age: Collision Course, Howl's Moving Castle, Epic, The 'Burbs, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

🎵Mark Dufresne -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1953
Country Performer
Group Names: Confederate Railroad

🎭Merrin Dungey -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1971
Actress
TV Shows: Alias (as Francine 'Francie' Calfo), Summerland (as Susannah Rexford), King of Queens (as Kelly Palmer), Malcolm in the Middle (as Kitty Kenarban)
Movie Titles: Edtv, Deep Impact

🎭🎵Sally Eaton -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1947
Actress, Singer

🎵Mike Elliott -- is 88 in the year 2017 and 89 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1929
Saxophonist, Jamaican
Misc: some sources say b. 1939
Group Names: Foundations

🏆🏀Dale Ellis -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1960
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

🎭Vera Farmiga -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1973
Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Bates Motel (as Norma Louise Bates)
Movie Titles: 15 Minutes, The Conjuring, Source Code, Up in the Air, The Departed

🏆⚾Wilmer Flores -- is 26 in the year 2017 and 27 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1991 N.S.
MLB Infielder, Venezuelan

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🏆🏌Doug Ford -- is 95 in the year 2017 and 96 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1922
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: Masters [1957], PGA [1955]

🏆🏈Mike Frederick -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1972
NFL Defensive End

🎭🎮Soliel Moon Frye -- is 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1976
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Director, Video Game Voice Actress
Names/Places: b. in Glendora, CA; Meeno Peluce's sister
Misc: PRON:So-LAY
TV Shows: Punky Brewster (as Penelope Punky Brewster also in cartoon version of the show), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Roxie King), The Proud Family (as Zoey Howzer), Planet Sheen
Movie Titles: The Girls' Room
Video Games: Bratz (series)

🎭Romola Garai -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1982
Actress, English, Hong Kong
Movie Titles: Amazing Grace, I Capture the Castle, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Last Days on Mars

🎭🏆🏁Melissa George -- is 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1976
Actress, Roller Skater, American, Australian
TV Shows: Home and Away (as Angel), Alias (as Lauren Reed), Heartbeat (as Dr. Alexandra Panttiere)
Movie Titles: 30 Days of Night, Triangle, The Amityville Horror

🎵Geri Estelle "Ginger" Halliwell -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1972
Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: aka Geri Halliwell Horner
Misc: rumor she was actually born in 1962?
Group Names: The Spice Girls, soloist

Mary Lucille Diana Hanson -- is 1 in the year 2017 and 2 in the year 2018; b.8/6/2016 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Kate and Zac's daughter; sister of Shepherd, Junia and Abraham

🎭🎮Dorian Harewood -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1950
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Roots (as Simon), Strike Force, Trauma Center, Glitter, Capitol Critters, Trials of Rosie O'Neill (as Hank Mitchell), Viper (as Julian Wilkes)
Movie Titles: Full Metal Jacket, Gothika, 12 Angry Men, The Legend of Prince Valiant
Video Games: Biker Mice from Mars, Diablo (series), Metal Gear Rising (series), Lost Planet: Colonies

🎭Catherine Hicks -- is 66 in the year 2017 and 67 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1951
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Scottsdale, AZ
TV Shows: The Bad News Bears, Tucker's Witch, Ryan's Hope, Seventh Heaven (as Annie Camden)
Movie Titles: Child's Play, Peggy Sue Got Married, Star Trek IV

🏆🏁🏃Thomas Jefferson -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1962
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)

🎭🎵Ella Jenkins -- is 93 in the year 2017 and 94 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1924 N.S.
Actress, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco, California; NN:The First Lady of the Children's Folk Song
Misc: Children's performer

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🎭🎵Stepfanie Kramer -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1956
TV/Movie Actress, Director, Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Stephanie (SAG neccesated her to change her first name)
TV Shows: We Got It Made (as Claudia), Hunter (as Det. Sgt. Dee Dee McCall)

Bruce Laingen -- is 95 in the year 2017 and 96 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1922
Diplomat
Misc: highest-ranking diplomat among the 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days

✍🎭Brian Levant -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1952
Writer, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Bad News Bears, Mork and Mindy, Happy Days, The New Leave It to Beaver
Movie Titles: Jingle All the Way, Beethoven, Problem Child 2, The Flintstones, The Spy Next Door

🎵Donna Lewis -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1973
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Welsh (Wales)
Song Titles: I Love You Always Forever

🎵Patsy Lynn -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1964
Country Singer
Names/Places: Loretta's twin daughter

🎵Peggy Lynn -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1964
Country Singer
Names/Places: Loretta's twin daughter

🎵🎸Pat MacDonald -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1952
Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Timbuk 3

🏆🏈Tre Mason -- is 24 in the year 2017 and 25 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1993 N.S.
NFL Runningback

🎵🎸Travis McCoy -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1981
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rap-Rock Performer
Group Names: Gym Class Heroes

John Albert Victor McKeown -- is 26 in the year 2017 and 27 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1991
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Tracey Ullman & Allan's son

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🏆⚾Andy Messersmith -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1945
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RN:John Alexander Messersmith
Misc: one of the first players to go free agent; 4x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: California Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers

🏆Marisa Miller -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1978 N.S.
Model

🎭Shareen Mitchell -- b.8/6/????
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Hudson Street (as Lucy Canetti)
Movie Titles: Out for Justice, A Table for One

🎵Bob Morrison -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1942
Songwriter, Country Musician
Misc: He wrote Johnny Lee's "Lookin' For Love," Kenny Rogers' "You Decorated My Life," Conway Twitty's "Don't Call Him A Cowboy" and Gary Morris' "The Love She Found In Me," among others

🏆🎳Carol Norman -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1961
Bowler
Misc: LPBT bowler, rookie of the year 1982

🎭Jason O'Mara -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1972
Actor, Irish
TV Shows: Vegas (as Deputy Lamb)
Movie Titles: Resident Evil: Extinction, One For the Money, Son of Batman, Batman: Bad Blood

🎭🎵Leslie Odom Jr. -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1981
Actor, Singer
Misc: stage: Hamilton
TV Shows: Vanished, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Smash (as Sam Strickland), Person of Interest (as Peter Collier), CSI: Miami (as Joseph Kayle)
Movie Titles: Red Tails

🎭Leland Orser -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1960
Actor, Director
TV Shows: ER (as Dr. Lucien Dubenko)
Movie Titles: Taken, Taken 2, Se7en, Independence Day; The Bone Collector

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🎭Michael Parr -- is 31 in the year 2017 and 32 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1986 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Emmerdale (as Ross Barton)

Hopper Jack Penn -- is 24 in the year 2017 and 25 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1993
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Robin Wright & Sean's son

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🎭🎵🎸Carol Pope -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1949
Actress, Songwriter, New Wave Singer, Canadian, English

🎭Nathan Purdee -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1950
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: One Life to Live (as Hank Gannon)
Movie Titles: The Return of Superfly, Life of Crime, In a Blue Mood

🎭Jeremy Ratchford -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1965
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Cold Case (as Nick Vera)
Movie Titles: Unforgiven, Fly Away Home, Blue Murder

🏆🏈Ken Riley -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1947
NFL Cornerback
Misc: intercepted 596 yards with 5 TDs; Cincinnati Bengals; Super Bowl XVI
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Bengals

🎵🎸Eric Roberts -- is 33 in the year 2017 and 34 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1984
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Gym Class Heroes

🏆🏀David Maurice Robinson -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1965
Hall of Famer, NBA Center, Olympic Athlete
Misc: college Player of Year at Navy in 1987; overall first pick by San Antonio in 1987 NBA Draft; served in military from 1987-89; led NBA in scoring in 1994; played on bronze medal-winning Olympic team in 1988 and Dream Team gold medal winner in '92; 1996 Dream Team; 2x NBA Champion (1999, 2003); 1x NBA MVP (1995); 10x NBA All-Star (1990-96, 1998, 2000-01); 4x All-NBA First Team Selection (1991-92, 1995-96); 2x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1994, 1998); 4x All-NBA Third Team Selection (1990, 1993, 2000-01); 1x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992); 4x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1991-92, 1995-96); 4x NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection (1990, 1993-94, 1998); NBA Rookie of the Year (1990); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1990); FIBA World Championship gold medalist (1986); 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (1992, 1996); USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1986); Member of the "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; 1x World Champion (1986); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Spurs #50 retired
Sports Teams: Navy (1983-1987), San Antonio Spurs (1989-2003)

Jack Antonio Sabàto -- is 23 in the year 2017 and 24 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1994
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Virginia Madsen & Antonio's son

🎭Rory Scovel -- is 37 in the year 2017 and 38 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1980 N.S.
Comedian

✍🎭M. Night Shyamalan -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1970
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Producer/Director, India
Movie Titles: The Sixth Sense, Wide Awake, Stuart Little, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, Lady in the Water

🎭Ty Simpkins -- is 16 in the year 2017 and 17 in the year 2018; b.8/6/2001 N.S.
Actor

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🏆🏌Ed Sneed -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1944
Sportscaster, Golfer
Misc: Golf Course Design Consultant

🎭Louise Sorel -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1940
Actress
Names/Places: Ken Howard & Herb Edelman's ex-
TV Shows: One Life to Live (as Judith), Santa Barbara (as Augusta Lockridge), The Survivors, Don Rickles Show, Days of Our Lives (as Vivian Alamain), Port Charles (as Donatella Stewart), Passions (as Dort)
Movie Titles: Plaza Suite

🎭🎵Lisa Stewart -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1968
Actress, TV Hostess, Country Performer
Movie Titles: Country Strong, Jericho, The Identical, Ask Me No Questions

📰Laurin Sydney -- b.8/6/????
Newscaster
TV Shows: CNN's Showbiz Today

🎭De'Voreaux White -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1965
Actor
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as Aristotle McKenzie)
Movie Titles: Die Hard, The Blues Brothers, Trespass, Places in the Heart

🎭Valerie Wildman -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1953
Actress
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Christine Pettie 92-94), Days of Our Lives (as Fay Walker)
Movie Titles: Cast Away, Beverly Hills Cop II, Mars Attacks!, Disaster Movie

🎭Barbara Windsor -- is 80 in the year 2017 and 81 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1937
Actress, Producer, English
TV Shows: EastEnders (as Peggy)
Movie Titles: Alice in Wonderland (2010), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Alice Throught the Looking Glass (2016)

🎭🏆Michelle Yeoh -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/6/1962
Actress, Producer, Beauty Pagent Winner, Malaysia
Names/Places: aka Michelle Khan; RN:Yeoh Chu-Kheng
Misc: Miss Malaysia 1983
Movie Titles: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", Tomorrow Never Dies, Sunshine, Babylon A.D., Supercop

🏆🎾Pauline Betz Addie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1919 d.5/31/2011 (91)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: Wimbledon champ 1946

🎵Franz Allers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1905 d.1/26/1995 (89)
Conductor, Czech
Misc: Camelot, My Fair Lady

🎭Jim Ameche -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1915 d.2/4/1983 (67)
Radio Actor, TV Host
Names/Places: Don's brother

🎭Sherwood Bailey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1923 d.8/6/1987 (64)
Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Spud)

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🎭Lucille Ball -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1911 d.4/26/1989 (77)
Hall of Famer, Radio Actress, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Celoron, NY; NN:Queen of Comedy; RN:Desiree; 2x Desi Arnaz's (1940-60), then Gary Morton's (61-) wife
Misc: died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; first person D.T. ever recognized
TV Shows: My Favorite Husband, I Love Lucy (as Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo), The Lucy Show (as Lucy Carmichael), Here's Lucy (as Lucy Carter), Life with Lucy (as Lucy Barker)
Movie Titles: Mame

🎭Paul Bartel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1938 d.5/13/2000 (61)
Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Eating Raoul

🎭Barbara Bates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1925 d.3/18/1969 (43)
Actress
TV Shows: It's a Great Life (as Kathy Morgan)

🎭Ballard Berkeley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.1/19/1988 (83)
Actor
TV Shows: Fawlty Towers (as Major Gowen)

Johann I Bernoulli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/27/1667 O.S. or 8/6/1667 N.S. d.1/1/1748
Mathematician, Swiss
Names/Places: RFN:Jean
Misc: investigated the then new mathematical calculus, which he applied to the measurement of curves, to differential equations, and to mechanical problems.

🎖🎭🏆⚾🏀🏒E. Michael Burke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1916 N.S. d.2/5/1987 N.S. (70)
Naval Officer, TV Executive, MLB Executive, NBA Executive, NHL Executive
Names/Places: RFN: Edmund
Misc: C.I.A. agent, O.S.S. agent, President of Madison Square Garden, General Manager of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, New York Knichs, New York Rangers
TV Shows: CBS TV (executive)

🎨Francis B. Carpenter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1830 d.5/23/1900 (69)
Painter

⚖🎭Leo Carrillo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1880 d.9/10/1961 (81)
Statesman, TV/Movie Actor
Misc: some say b. 1881
TV Shows: The Cisco Kid (as Pancho)

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🎭Chief Thundercloud -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1866 d.1/31/1967 (100)
Actor
Names/Places: RN:Scott T. Williams
TV Shows: The Lone Ranger

🎵Buddy Collette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1921 d.9/19/2010 (89)
Composer, Pianist, Reeds

🎨✍Barbara Cooney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1916 d.3/10/2000 (83)
Illustrator, Children's Author

🏆🏌Harry Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.10/17/2000 (96)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: NN:Lighthorse

🎭Charles Crichton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1910 d.9/14/1999 (89)
Movie Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: Battle Of Sexes, A Fish Called Wanda

🎵🎷Vic Dickenson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1906 d.11/16/1984 (78)
Composer, Trombonist, Jazz Musician

François Fénelon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1651 d.1/7/1715 (63)
Theologian, French

🎵Arthur Fields -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1888 d.3/29/1953 (64)
Songwriter, Singer

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🎭Frank Finlay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1926 d.1/30/2016 N.S. (89)
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Othello, The Pianist, The Three Musketeers

Sir Alexander Fleming -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1881 d.3/11/1955 (73)
Scientist, Bacteriologist, Scotish
Misc: Penicillin founder (Nobel 1954); b. Aug 16?

🎵Frankie Froeba -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1907 d.2/18/1981 (73)
Pianist
Group Names: Benny Goodman

🎭Hoot Gibson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1892 d.8/23/1962 (70)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RFMN:Edmund Richard
Misc: silent westerns

🎵🎷Norman Granz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1918 d.11/22/2001 (83)
Music Producer, Jazz Musician
Misc: label boss

🎵🎷Charlie Haden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1937 d.7/11/2014 (76)
Composer, Bassist, Jazz Musician

🎭🎵Isaac Hayes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1943 d.8/10/2008 (65)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Organist, Pianist, Saxophonist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Covington, TN
Misc: he once celebrated his birthday on Aug 20 instead of Aug 6 according to Gold Today.
TV Shows: South Park (as Chef)
Movie Titles: Shaft

Georgette Heyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1902 d.7/4/1974 (71)
Novelist, Mystery Writer, British

William Hillcourt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1900 d.11/9/1992 (92)
Author
Misc: Boy Scout Handbook

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📰Richard Hofstadter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1916 d.10/24/1970 (54)
Historian

🎵🎷Allan Holdsworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1946 d.4/16/2017 N.S. (70)
Composer, Violinist, Jazz Guitarist, English
Group Names: Soft Machine

🏆🏀Henry "Hank" Iba -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1904 d.1/15/1993 (88)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: 767 wins, 2 NCAA titles; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Oklahoma State University (1957-1970), Oklahoma A&M (1934-1957)

🏆🎾Helen Hull Jacobs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1908 d.6/2/1997 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: 4-time winner of U.S. Championship (1932-35); Wimbledon winner in 1936; lost 4 Wimbledon finals to arch-rival Helen Wills Moody.

✍📰Frederick T. Jane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1865 d.3/8/1916 (50)
Author, Historian, British
Misc: was the founding editor of reference books on warships (All the World's Fighting Ships) and aircraft (All the World's Airships).

🎭Jackie Kelk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1921 d.9/5/2002 (81)
Actor, Radio Actor
TV Shows: The Aldrich Family (as Homer Brown)

🎖George Kenney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1889 d.8/9/1977 (88)
General, Canadian
Misc: Air Force

🎭Jack Kirkwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1894 d.8/2/1964 (69)
Actor
TV Shows: Fibber McGee & Molly (as Fred Nitney), One Happy Family

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🏆⚾Clem Labine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1926 d.3/2/2007 (80)
MLB Player

💰🎭Sir Freddie Laker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1922 d.2/9/2006 (83)
Executive, Game Show Host, English
Misc: airline executive

🎭William A. "Will" Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1908 d.12/7/1982 (74)
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Mr. Hooper)

🎭🎵🎷Abbey Lincoln -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1930 d.8/14/2010 (80)
Actress, Jazz Singer

⛪🎭Robert Mitchum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1917 d.7/1/1997 (79)
Protestant, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Bridgeport, CT
TV Shows: The Winds of War, North & South
Movie Titles: Cape Fear, Hopalong Cassidy (western series), Gung Ho, The Story of GI Joe, Out of the Past, Night of the Hunter

🎵Jack Parnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1923 d.8/8/2010 (87)
Bandleader, English
Misc: on 10 TV series 1967-71

📰Louella Parsons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1881 d.12/9/1972 (91)
Journalist, Columnist
Names/Places: RLN:Oettinger
Misc: Hollywood Gossip

🎭Michael Peters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1948 d.8/27/1994 (46)
Choreographer
Misc: won a Tony award for choreographing "Dreamgirls" and helped create Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video; d. Aug 29?

🎵🎷Baden Powell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1936 d.9/26/2000 (64)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer, Brazilian
Misc: a pioneer of bossa nova who was more popular abroad than at home

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💰Jackie Presser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1926 d.7/9/1988 (61)
Leader
Misc: Teamsters president 1980s

🎭Ella Raines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1921 d.6/6/1988 (66)
Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: RN:Ella Wallace Raubes
Misc: d. May 30?
TV Shows: Janet Dean RN

🏆Jon Benet Ramsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1990 d.12/26/1996 (6)
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Colorado child beauty queenette, murdered at 6

🏆🥊Janice-Lee York Romary -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1927 d.5/31/2007 (79)
Fencer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: competed in all six Olympic Games from 1948 to 1968; holder of 10 U.S. championships.

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1861 d.9/30/1948 (87)
First Lady
Names/Places: Theodore's wife #2

🎵🎷Luis Russell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1902 d.12/11/1963 (61)
Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist

🏆🏈🏀Arthur Schabinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1889 N.S. d.10/13/1972 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: Schabinger is credited (although disputed) with throwing the first forward pass in college football history.
Sports Teams: Ottawa (football coach 1915-1919, basketball coach 1916-1920), Emporia State (basketball coach 1920-1922), Creighton (basketball coach 1922-1935)

"Dutch" Schultz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1901 d.10/24/1935 (34)
Outlaw
Names/Places: RN:Arthur Flegenheimer
Misc: Mobster; big bootleg operator during prohibition era; some say b. 1900 or 1902

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🎖William (Joseph) Slim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1891 d.12/14/1970 (79)
Hero, British
Misc: field marshal and chief of the Imperial General Staff who turned back an attempted Japanese invasion of India and defeated the Japanese armies in Burma (Myanmar) during World War II.

🎵Elliott Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1969 N.S. d.10/21/2003 N.S. (34)
Hall of Famer, Folk Singer/Guitarist
Song Titles: Needle in the Hay

Alfred Lord Tennyson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1809 d.10/6/1892 (83)
Poet, English
Misc: 1st Baron; Poet Laureate
Book Titles: The Charge of the Light Brigade, In Memoriam

✍🎭Frank Tuttle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1892 d.1/6/1963 (70)
Writer, Movie Director

🎨🎭Andy Warhol -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1928 d.2/22/1987 (58)
Artist, Producer, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh, PA; RN:Andrew Warhola
Misc: Campbell's soupcans, Brillo boxes, Marilyn Monroe, Mao Tse-Tung; Pop art; some say 1927

🎖🎭Wild Bill Cody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1913 d.10/25/1988 (75)
Hero, Actor
Names/Places: RN:Albert William

🎭🎵William B. Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/6/1923 d.8/3/1987 (63)
Hall of Famer, Announcer, Radio Disc Jock

🎵Larry Adler -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1914 d.8/6/2001 (87)
Composer, Harmonicaist
Misc: Virtuoso

Jorge Amado -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1912 d.8/6/2001 (88)
Novelist, Brazilian

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🎵🎷Gene "Jug" Eugene Ammons -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1925 d.8/6/1974 (49)
Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Names/Places: Albert's son
Misc: d. July 23?

🎭Sherwood Bailey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1923 d.8/6/1987 (64)
Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Spud)

F. Batista Y Zaldivar -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1901 d.8/6/1973 (72)
Head of State, Dictator, Cuban
Names/Places: FN:Fulgencio
Misc: the man Fidel Castro deposed

James Asheton Bayard -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1767 d.8/6/1815 (48)
Congressperson, Senator

🎭George Beatty -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1895 d.8/6/1971 (75)
Actor

🎭Janet Beecher -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1884 d.8/6/1955 (70)
Movie Actress

Richard I Bong -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1920 d.8/6/1945 (24)
Aviator
Misc: WW2 flying ace shot down 40 emeny planes in 3 years

🏆⚾Jack Brickhouse -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1916 d.8/6/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: RFMN:John Beasley
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 1983
Sports Teams: Chicaco Cubs, Chicago White Sox

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🎭Nancy Carroll -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1903 d.8/6/1965 (61)
TV/Movie Actress
Misc: 30s movie beauty
TV Shows: The Aldrich Family (as Mrs. Alice Aldrich)

🎵Fausto Cleva -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1902 d.8/6/1971 (69)
Conductor, American, Italian
Misc: conductor of Symphonies

🏆🥊Aurele Couture -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1922 d.8/6/2000 (77)
Boxer
Misc: welterweight fighter Aurele ''Al'' Couture, held the record for the fastest knockout in boxing history when on Sept 24, 1946, he KOd Ralph Walton in 10 1/2 seconds.

🏆🏁🏃Betty Cuthbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1938 d.8/6/2017 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Australian
Misc: won gold medals in 100 and 200 meters and 4x100m relay at 1956 Olympics; also won 400m gold at 1964 Olympics, co-holder of the most Olympic gold medals (4) in track and field by a woman; in the Australian Hall of Fame.

🎭Sir Peter Daubeny -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1921 d.8/6/1975 (54)
Movie Director, English, German

🏆⚾Darren Daulton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1962 d.8/6/2017 N.S. (55)
MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN: Dutch
Misc: 3x All-Star, Silver Slugger Award

🎭🎵🎸Willy Deville -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1950 d.8/6/2009 (58)
Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Bandleader, Punk Rock Performer
Names/Places: NN:Mink; RFMN:William Borsay
Misc: some say b. Aug 27
Group Names: Mink DeVille

David Grandison Fairchild -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1869 d.8/6/1954 (85)
Botanist, Explorer
Misc: introduced 200,000 plant species from abroad; brought plants to US

🎵🎷Pete Fountain -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1930 d.8/6/2016 N.S. (86)
Jazz Clarinetist
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans
TV Shows: The Lawrence Welk Show (as the dixieland clarinetist)

🎵🎷Nat Gonella -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1908 d.8/6/1998 (90)
Trumpeter, Jazz Performer, English

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Simon Gray -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1936 d.8/6/2008 (71)
Dramatist/Playwright, English

⛪🎵Marvin Hamlisch -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1944 d.8/6/2012 (68)
Jewish, Arranger, Composer, Pianist, Conductor, American
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Merv Griffin's cousin; FN:Andy Renko
Misc: famous for numerous soundtracks like The Way We Were, A Chorus Line, & The Sting (The Entertainer), The Spy Who Loved Me

🎭Sir Cedric Hardwicke -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1893 d.8/6/1964 (71)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
Names/Places: MN:Webster
Misc: 1950s TV playhouse actor
Movie Titles: Peter Pan (as Captain Hook)

✍🎭John Hughes -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1950 d.8/6/2009 (59)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Curly Sue, Uncle Buck, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Mr. Mom, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Uncle Buck, Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science

Robert Hughes -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1938 d.8/6/2012 (74)
Art Critic

Fred Imus -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1942 d.8/6/2011 (69)
Names/Places: Don's Brother

🎵Rick James -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1948 d.8/6/2004 (56)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo, NY; Punk Funk; RN:James Johnson
Song Titles: Superfreak, Give It To Me Baby, You and I

Ben Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1572 d.8/6/1637 (65)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Satirist, English
Names/Places: RFN:Benjamin
Misc: The first Poet Laureate

🎭Kurt Kasznar -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1913 d.8/6/1979 (65)
TV/Stage Actor, Austrian
Names/Places: RLN:Serwischer
TV Shows: Land of the Giants (as Cmdr. Alexander Fitzhugh)
Movie Titles: The Sound of Music

📰W. M. Kiplinger -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1891 d.8/6/1967 (76)
Journalist

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🏆🏒Myles Stanley J. Lane -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/2/1903 N.S. d.8/6/1987 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Misc: played 1928-1934
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins

🏆⚾Tony Lazzeri -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1903 d.8/6/1946 (42)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Misc: some say b. on Dec 26
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1926-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939), New York Giants (1939)

Sir Bernard Lovell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1913 d.8/6/2012 (98)
Astronomer, English
Misc: the force behind the world's first major radio telescope in 1957.

🏆🥊Benny Lynch -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1913 d.8/6/1946 (33)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Scotish

Feodor Lynen -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1911 d.8/6/1979 (68)
Scientist, Biochemist, German
Misc: cholesterol research

🎵Memphis Minnie -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1897 d.8/6/1973 (76)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Lizzie Douglas

🏆⚾Bob Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1939 d.8/6/1993 (54)
MLB Pitcher

🎭🎵Domenico Modugno -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1928 d.8/6/1994 (66)
Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Italian
Song Titles: Volare (or 'Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu')

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🎭Kathryn Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1906 d.8/6/1999 (92)
Variety Show Hostess, Dancer
Names/Places: RLN:Kohnfelder; Arthur's wife & partner
TV Shows: Arthur Murray Party

Pope Calixtus III -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1378 d.8/6/1458 (79)
Pope
Misc: from 1455-58

Pope Paul VI -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1897 d.8/6/1978 (80)
Religious Leader, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Giovanni Battista Montini
Misc: 262nd Pope 1963-78

🎭Alan Rafkin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1928 d.8/6/2001 (73)
Producer/Director
Misc: Prolific television director
TV Shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Murphy Brown, M-A-S-H, The Love Boat, Laverne & Shirley, Suddenly Susan, Veronica's Closet, The Jeff Foxworthy Show

📰Harry Reasoner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1923 d.8/6/1991 (68)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Dakota City, Ia
Misc: 4x Emmy
TV Shows: 60 Minutes (first co-editor 1968-1970, 1978-1991), CBS News, ABC News

🏆🏀Dan Roundfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1953 d.8/6/2012 (59)
NBA Player

🎖William J. Schroeder -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1932 d.8/6/1986 (54)
Hero
Misc: 2nd person to receive the Jarvik 7 artifical heart; lives 620 days

🎭🎵Everett Sloane -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1909 d.8/6/1965 (55)
TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Songwriter

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🎨Edward Durell Stone -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1902 d.8/6/1978 (76)
Architect
Misc: Kennedy Center, US Embassy, New Delhi

✍🎭Preston Sturges -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1898 d.8/6/1959 (60)
Screenwriter, Satirist, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: RN:Edward P. Biden

🎵Stuart Swanlund -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1958 d.8/6/2012 (54)
Country Performer
Group Names: Marshall Tucker Band

🎭Jud Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1932 d.8/6/2008 N.S. (76)
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Dr. Kildare (as Dr. Thomas Gerson)
Movie Titles: The Old Man and the Sea, Foxfire, Kaleidoscope, Tail Gunner Joe

🎭Dorothy Tutin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1930 d.8/6/2001 (71)
Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: The Six Wives of Henry VII

🎨Diego Velázquez -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1599 d.8/6/1660 (61)
Painter, Spanish
Names/Places: MN:Rodriguez de Silva y

Johann Von Lamont -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1805 d.8/6/1879 (73)
Astronomer, Physicist, Scotish
Misc: noted for discovering that the magnetic field of the Earth fluctuates with a period somewhat in excess of 10 years.

Alfred Wilm -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/25/1869 d.8/6/1937 (68)
Scientist, German
Misc: Metallurgist

Ellen Louise Axson Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1860 d.8/6/1914 (54)
First Lady
Names/Places: Woodrow's wife #1; MN:Axson

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🎭John Wood -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1930 d.8/6/2011 (81)
Actor, English

📰💰Pierre Samuel du Pont -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1739 d.8/6/1817 (77)
Economist, Industrialist, French

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The Holiday Almanacs August 6, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Mon Aug the 6 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 218 of the year
Serialnumber = 43306
Julian date = 2458325 O.S.= 7 - 24 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Transfiguration of the Lord
[Bahamas, Barbados, Turks & Caicos Island] Emancipation Day (1838)
[British Commonwealth] Bank Holiday
[Canada] Civic Holiday (1st Monday)
[CO] Colorado Day/commemorating Colorado statehood in 1876
[Ivory Coast] Independence Day (1960) (1st Monday in August)
[Jamaica] Independence Day (1962)
[St Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla] August Monday
[USA] National Smile Week Begins
National Psychiatric Technician Week (Day 2)
[Australia] Bank Holiday
[Bolivia] Independence Day (1825)
[Hiroshima, Japan] Peace Festival at Peace Memorial Park (1945)
[Iceland] Bank Holiday
[Jamaica] Independence Day (1962)
[Malawi, Ireland] August Holiday
[UAE] Accession of H.H. Sheik Zayed Ben Sultan Al-Nahayan
Wiggle Your Toes Day
Electric Chair Day
International Clown Week (Day 6)
National Gossip Day
Simply Your Life Week (Day 6)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Flowers: gladiolus and poppy
Gems: sardonyx and peridot
Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon and Barley Moon?
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
American Artists Appreciation Month
Architecture Month
Breastfeeding Month
Fall of Empires Month
Foot Health Month
National Canning Month
National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
National HAIRitage Month
National Parks Month
National Sandwich Month
National Water Quality Month
Psychic Month
Romance Awareness Month
Science, Medicine and Technology Books Month
Dog Days of Summer (thru 8-15)
[Hiroshima, Japan] Peace Festival at Peace Memorial Park (1945)
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