Important Events of August.

August is named after Augustus Caesar(grand nephew of Julius Caesar in 8 BC.)

August is National Women’s Month and Organ Donor Month.

Bone Marrow Donation and Leukaemia Awareness Month(spans

15 August to 15 October).

August  is Pet Dental Health Month.

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month.

Hindi Celebration Month was started from 2nd August 2010

in NAL(National Aerospace Laboratories), Bangalore.

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi(B:2 August 1834;D:4 October 1904)

was a French sculptor who designed and executed the Statue of

Liberty in the 1870’s.

August 1 to 7 :CANSA Care Week:CANSA provides care and support

to those affected by cancer through  its CANSA Care Homes.

August 6 to 12:Polio Awareness Week.

August 4 to 10: Rheumatic Fever and  Rheumatic Heart Disease Week.

August 26 to 31:African Traditional Medicine Week.

August 25th to 8th September:Eye Donation Fortnight.

August 1 to 7: World Breast Feeding Week.

First  Friday  of August is International Beer Day.

First Sunday of August is National  Friendship Day.

3rd Saturday of August–Annual International Otaku Day.

Brother and sister day/Raksha Bandhan diwas is celebrated

on full moon day of Shravan month.

Death anniversary of  Bala Gangadhar Tilak(1 August , 1920) who

was the first leader of the Indian independence movement. He

transformed the household worshipping of Lord Ganesh into

a grand public event. He started 2 weeklies, namely ”Kesari”

in Marathi and Mahratta in English.

Birthday of  Meena Kumari (born on 1 August 1932) who was

an Indian movie  actress. She is often cited as ”The Tragedy Queen”

by media and  literary sources.

Gandhiji started  non co-operation movement on August 1st, 1920.

It was a significant phase of the Indian struggle for freedom from

British rule.

Tiberius Claudius Caesar ( 1 August 10 B.C. to 13 October 54 AD)

was a Roman emperor from 41 to 54 AD. He was born at Lugdunum

in Gaul, the first Roman emperor to be born outside Italy. After

his death in 54 AD (63 years) his grand nephew and adopted son

Nero succeeded him as Emperor.

August 1 is National Oral hygiene Day.

World Breastfeeding Day.

Swiss National day since 1891.

August 1 is National Girl Friends Day.

All airlines of India were nationalized on August 1, 1953

by Air Corporation Act. Two separate corporations-Indian Airlines

and Air India were formed for domestic and international services


The first Tower Subway, the world’s first Tube Railway was

opened  under the River Thames in London, England.

Pingali Venkayya(B:02 August 1876 D:4 July 1963) was an Indian

freedom fighter  and the designer of  National flag of India.

Bannanje Govindacharya (born on 3 August 1936) is a scholar,

well versed in Madhva tradition.He was awarded Padma Shree

in 2009.

August 1-World Lung Cancer Day.

World Scout Scarf Day is celebrated on August 1.Robert Baden

Powell is the founder of  the scout movement.Scout associations

celebrate Founders Day on 22 February,the birthday of  Robert

Baden Powell.

Twins Days festival will take place on August 2,3 and 4.

Joseph Priestley and Karl Wilhelm discovered oxygen on August 1st, 1774.

U.S.Atomic  Energy Commission was established on August 1,

1946 and went into effect on January 1st 1947.

Colorado became the 38th U.S.State on August 1,1876.

M T V makes its maiden broadcast on August 1,1981.

Prafulla Chandra Roy ( 2 August 1861 to 16 June 1944) was a Bengali

chemist , educator and entrepreneur. He was the founder of Bengal

Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, India’s  first pharmaceutical

company. He is the author of ”A History of Hindu Chemistry from

the Earliest Times to the Middle Sixteen Century” He started the

Indian School of Chemistry in 1924.

First Monday of August is National Day of Jamaica.

August 3-National Water Melon Day.

Barack Obama(born on 4 August, 1961) is the 44th and current

President of U.S.A.

Kishore Kumar Ganguly (4 August 1929 to 13 October 1987) was

an Indian  film playback singer and actor. He won 8 Filmfare  Awards

for best male playback singer.

P.B.Shelley (4 August 1792 to 8 July 1822) was a poet, dramatist,

essayist and novelist.

Daniel Hale Williams(18 January 1856 to 4 August 1931) was an African

American general surgeon and the first person to successfully complete

open heart surgery.

Administrative Professionals’ Day is observed in India to recognize

the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists

and other administrative professionals.

Apsara,India’s first nuclear research reactor went

critical(in the context of nuclear power, criticality indicates

that a reactor is operating safely) on 4, August 1956 at Trombay.

Marilyn Monroe (1 June 1926 to 5 August 1962) was an American  actress,

model and singer.

Kajol Devgan (born on 5 August 1974) is  an Indian film actress.

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima  (6 August 1945)

and Nagasaki (9 August 1945) killed at least 1,29,000 people..

Genelia Disouza(born on 5, August 1987) is an Indian film actress,

model and winner of Filmfare award for best actress(in Telugu film)

August 5-Work Like A Dog Day.

Britain’s first cinema ”Mohawk” opened in Islington, North Lodon

on August 5, 1901.

Pope Paul VI ( 26 September 1897 to 6 August 1978) was a Marian devotee.

He saw himself as a humble servant  for a suffering humanity.

Organ Donation Day is observed on August 6 each year.

Alfred Tennyson(B:August 6, 1809;D:October 6, 1892) was

poet of Great Britain and Ireland.

India’s first test tube baby ”Harsha” was born on August 6, 1986

at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

Asia’s first hydro electricity production centre was established

in Shivana Samudra on August 6,1902.

August 7-Lighthouse Day.

Ravindranath Tagore ( 7 May 1861 to 7 August 1941) was a Bengali poet from

India. He penned two national anthems -India’s ”Jana Gana Mana”

and Bangla Desh’s ”Amar Sonar Bangla”. He was the Nobel Prize winner

in Literature, the first Asian to win this prize. His major works included

Gitanjali,(song offerings), Gora(fair faced) and Ghare-Baire(The home

and the world .

Arcot Racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne in England. The

first horse race was held on August 11, 1711.

Roger Federer (8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who

is currently ranked world  no.3 by the Association of  Tennis Professional


Bhagawan Nityananda (B:1897;D:8 August 1961).He was an Indian Guru. He was

born in Quilandy (Kerala), South India.His reputation as a miracle worker

attracted people. He gave a great deal of help to the local Adivasis, who were

despised by the people at large.He set up a school and also provided

food and clothing for them.

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established

on August 8, 1967 according to Bangkok (Thailand) declarations.

Thomas Alva Edison, an inventor as well as a businessman received

US patent for his Mimeograph on August 8, 1876.

8. August-International Cat Day.

Quit India Movement was launched on August 8, 1942 by Gandhiji.

The National day of Singapore is celebrated every year on August 9

in commemoration of the Singapore’s independence from Malaysia

in the year 1965.

Kayyara Kinyanna Rai(B:June 8 1915;D:August 9,2015) was an author.

poet, journalist and Indian independence activist.

Shri Gurudevananda Swamiji of Sri Kshetra Odiyoor was born on

August 8, 1961.He is the ardent devotee of Pranadev(Hanumaan).

Vinayaka Krishna Gokak was a major writer in Kannada language and

a scholar of  English and Kannada literatures (9 August,1909 to 28 April

1992). He was the receipient  of Jnanapith Award(1990), for his epic

”Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi” in Kannada language.

International day of  the World’s Indigenous Peoples  is observed

on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the

world’s indigenous  population. They are referred to in different

countries  by such terms as  indigenous, ethnic minorities, aboriginals,

hill tribes, minority nationalities, tribal groups etc.

National Women’s Day is observed on 9th August.

August 9,1945-Atomic bomb dropped on  Nagasaki.

Kurunji Venkatramana Gowda died on August 7, 2013.He was a visionary

educationist and founder President of Academy of  Liberal Education, Sullia.

He was recipient of numerous awards both national and international.

Kadengodlu Shankar Bhat(B:August 9,1904;D:May 17, 1968)was a man

of several talents. He was a reputed writer, journalist, freedom fighter

and teacher.

National day of Singapore is celebrated every year on August  9, in

commemoration of Singapore’s independence from Malaysia on

August 9, 1965.

August 9–National Book Lovers Day.

Birthday of  Malashri,(10, August 1973). She is a Kannada film actress

and winner of Filmfare Award for best actress(1991).

Birthday of (10 August 1894 to 23 June 1980) Varaha Venkata Giri,

the late and the 4th President of India.(August 1969 to August 1974)

Sanskrit day is observed on full moon day in the Hindu month

of Shravana(August 10 in 2014).Sanskrit day was first observed  in

the year 1969. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the

mother of all Indian languages.

August 10 is celebrated as International Bio-diesel Day.

Ecuador celebrate Independence day on August 10.

Ecuador got independence from Spain on August 10, 1809.

Feast Day of Saint Lawrence(B: 225AD-D:10 August, 258AD) He was

one of the 7 deacons of the city of Rome, Italy under Pope Sixtus II,

who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that

the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258 AD.

First circuit of the globe by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand

Magellan started on August 10, 1519

World Bio fuel day is celebrated on August 10, every year.

Suneil Shetty(born on 11 August 1961) is an Indian film actor, producer

and entrepreneur, predominantly active in Bollywood and a hotelier.

Shankar Mokashi Punekar (8 May 1928 to 11 August 2004) was a

well-known writer in the Kannada language. He was a recipient of

the Sahitya Academy Award for his novel, ”Avadheswari”

Parents across U.S. celebrate August 11 as Sons and Daughters Day.

Dr. Vikram  Ambalal Sarabhai(12 August 1919), is the Father of the

Indian Space Programme and has put India on the  international map

in the field of space research.

Gulshan Kumar(5 May 1956 to 12 August 1997) was the founder of

T-series music label ( Super Cassettes Industries Ltd) and an Indian

Bollywood  movie producer.

I.B.M. Personal Computer model no.5150 was created  on 12 August

1981, by a team of engineers and designers under the direction of  Don

Estridge of the IBM Entry Systems Division in Boca Raton, Florida.

International Youth Day is observed annually on 12 August officially

recognized  by the United Nations.It is  meant as an opportunity for

Governments and others to draw attention to the youth issues worldwide.

Birthday (August 12) of  Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, Father of  Library Science

is celebrated as National Librarian’s Day in India.

Birthday of  Sridevi Kapur(13 August 1963). She is an Indian film

actress, who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam

language films.She expired on February 24, 2018.

Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama(24 September1861 to 13 August, 1936)

was a great Indian freedom fighter.

Cuban President Fidel Castro was born on 13 August 1926.

Shoaib  Akhtar (born on 13 August, 1975) is former Pakistani

cricketer who is regarded as one of the fast bowlers in the modern


Vyjayanthimala Bali(born on 13 August 1936) is an Indian film actress,

Bharatnatyam dancer and Carnatic singer, dance choreographer

and Parliamentarian.

August 13 is International Left handers Day.

Shiv Sena chief  Bal Thackeray ( 23 January 1927 to 17 November 2012)

started cartoon weekly ”Marmik” on August 13, 1960.

Organ donation day is observed on 13 August every year.

Acharya Atre(B:13 August 1898;D:13 June 1969) was a well known

Marathi playwright and journalist.

Independence day of Pakistan-14 August 1947.Pakistan and India

legally came into existence at the stroke of midnight on 14 August 1947.

Johnny Lever(born on 14 August,1957) is an Indian film actor and comedian

in Hindi cinema.

Halle Berry(born on 14 August 1966) is an American actress and former fashion

model. She won the Oscar for a leading role, She also won an Academy Award

for best actress in 2002 for her performance in ”Monster’s Ball”.

Global Trust Bank Ltd was amalgamated with Oriental Bank of Commerce

w.e.f. 14 August 2004.

Shammi Kapur (21 October 1931 to  14 August 2011)was an Indian film actor

and director. He received Filmfare Award for best actor in 1968 and Phalke

Legend Actor Award in 2009.

Birthday of  Sudharani, Kannada film actress is on 14 August 1974.

August 14-Shop Online for Groceries Day.

Japan’s  surrender made public on August 14, 1945

and World War II ends.

August 14-Akhand Bharat Sankalp Din(United India Revolution Day).

Islamabad became the capital of Pakistan on 14 August 1967.

Independence day of India is on 15 August 1947.

Our national flag in its present form was adopted during the

meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947

and it became the official flag of the Dominion of India

on 15 August 1947.

Udupi district in Karnataka was created on August 15,1997.

Birthday of Arjun Sarja, film actor ,is on 15 August 1964.

Napoleon Bonaparte(born on August 15, 1769) was a French military and

political leader who rose into prominence during the last  stages of French


Rakhiee Gulzar was born in West Bengal on 15 August 1947.She was a

successful actress in Bengali and Hindi cinema.

Prema Karanth(15 August 1936 to 29 October 2007) was a well-known

theatre  personality and the first ever film maker of Kannada cinema.

She directed the Kannada film,”Phaniyamma” which was based on a novel

by M.K.Indira.

Adnan Sami (born on 15 August 1973) is a singer, musician, pianist, actor

and composer of Pakistani origin, with a command of Indian and western

classical  notes, Jazz, rock and pop music.

Sheikh Mujibur Rehman was Bangladesh President. He served twice as the

President of Bangladesh. He was assassinated on August 15, 1975.

End of World War II occurred on 14 and 15 of August 1945, when  Japan

surrendered to the forces of Allied Powers.

Suhasini(born on 15 August, 1961) is an Indian actress, known for her

works in South Indian cinema and Hindi cinema also.She has won the

National Film Award for best actress for ”Sindhu Bhairavi”. She is also

a film director, film producer and script writer for the film.

Raghavendra Rajkumar (born on 15 August, 1965) is an Indian actor,

producer and singer who works in  Kannada film industry. He is the

second son of  the legendary Kannada matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar and

producer Parvathamma Rajkumar.

Shri Aurobindo( 15 August 1872  to 5 December  1950) is a seer, poet and


Republic of Congo received  full independence from France on 15 August


The official  independence day of South Korea is celebrated on 15 August.

though actual date of independence was on 13 August 1948.

Indian Bank was established on August  15,1907.

South America’s Peru earthquake on 15 August 2007 killed 519 people.

Birthday of Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar , (writer in Kannada) is on 15 August.

Birthday of Bharathi Vishnuvardhan , Kannada film actress of yester years

is on 15, August 1950.

Pran Kumar Sharma(born on 15 August 1938),was an Indian cartoonist

best known as the creator of Chacha Chaudhary, passed away on 5, August


Sangolli Rayanna (B:15 August 1798;D:26 January 1831)was a warrior

from Karnataka.He was the army chief of Kittur, ruled by Rani Chennamma

and fought the British East India Company till his death.

Saint Anthony(B:August 15,1195;D:June 13,1231) is a patron

of finding lost things or lost persons.Saint Anthony’s feast is celebrated

on the weekend of the last Sunday of August.

Indian Space Research Organization (I S R O) was founded on August 15,


3rd Saturday of August is National Honey Be Day.

Saif Ali Khan (born on 16 August 1970) is an Indian film actor and producer.

He was awarded Padma Shree on 2o10.

Manisha Koirala (born on 16 August 1970) is  an Indian and Nepalese

actress as well as a UN FPA Goodwill Ambassador and social activist.

Madonna(born on 16 August 1958) is an American singer, song writer

actress and business woman.

Elvis Presley(8,January 1935 to 16 August 1977) was an American

singer and actor and regarded as the most significant cultural icon

of  the 20th century. He is often referred to as ”the King of Rock and Roll”.

Birthday of Kanchana, film actress is on 16 August 1939.

Aravind Kejriwal (born on 16 August 1968), chief of  Aam Aadmi Party

is an Indian politician who served as chief minister of Delhi from

28 December 2013 to 14 February 2014.

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (B:18 February 1836;D:16 August 1886)was

an Indian mystic and yogi.

Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom on

August 16, 1960.

August 16, 1964-Vietnam war. In a coup General Nguyen Khanh replaces

Duong Van Minh as South Vietnam’s chief of State and establishes

a new constitution.

William Carey(17 August 1761 to 9 June 1834) was an English Protestant

missionary and Baptist known as the ”Father of modern missions”.

He translated the Bible into Bengali, Sanskrit and numerous other languages

and dialects. He was a central figure in the modernization of India.

Indonesia declared its independence  from Netherland on August 17,1945.

Birthday of  B.V.Radha  film actress is on 17 August 1948.

August 17- Earth  overshoot day; Anniversary of the eruption of  lake Nyos.

Smile and wave to Tourists International day.

August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day.

R.N.Jayagopal(B:August 17,1935;D:May 19, 2008) was an Indian film director

and lyricist in Kannada cinema.

The Radcliffe Line was published on 17 August 1947 as a boundary line

between India and Pakistan upon the partition of India.The line, named

after Sir Cyril Radcliffe, who was commissioned to equitably divide

4,50,000 Km area of territory with 88 million people.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose(23 January, 1897 to 18 August 1945) was

an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India.

Daler Mehndi(born on 18 August 1967) is a Punjabi pop singer.

B.A.Sanadi(born on 18 August 1933) known as ”Manavya Kavi”

is a poet and writer in Kannada.

Gulzar(born on 18 August 1934) is a lyricist,  poet and film director.

Koraga community  of Karnataka celebrate ”Bhoomi Habba” on 18

August to commemorate their struggle with government  on

August 18, 1993. Several people were arrested  during their agitation

for sanctioning 5 acres of land for each Koraga family.

The Yukon’s Discovery Day  is celebrated in territory of Yukon, Canada

on the third Monday of  August.

Mind Tree(I.T.Company) was founded by 10 I.T.professionals

on 18 August 1999.It sells technology services.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (B:18 August 1900;D:1 December 1990) was an

Indian diplomat and politician and sister of Jawaharlal Nehru.

The August Revolution was launched on August 19,1945 by the ” Vietnam

Independent League” against French colonial rule in Vietnam.

H.Dundiraj(B:18 August 1956) is a poet and famous for his

short humorous poems.

Birthday of Dwarakish, Kannada film actor is on 19 August 1942.

Afghanistan marks the 95th Independence Day on 19th August

2014.The Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 granted independence

from Britain.

World Humanitarian Day is  held on 19th August each year.

The day aims to honour  humanitarian workers who have lost

their  lives or injured in the course of their work.

World Photography Day is celebrated every year on 19th

August to honour those artists who make a picture say

a thousand words.

Afghanistan became independent from the British on

August 19,1919.

Bhuvaneshwara became the capital of Odisha on 19 August 1949.

Philo Earnsworth(B:August 19;1906.D:March 11, 1971) was an

American inventor and all electronic television pioneer.

8 Years war between Iran and Iraq ended on 20 August 1988.

M.P.Shankar (  20 August 1935 to 17 July 2008) was a veteran

Kannada actor, film director, producer and screen writer. All his films

carried a message and many of them like ”Gandhada Gudi”

were strong commentaries on dwindling forests and fate of wild animals.

He dominated the villain space in Kannada film industry for a decade.

Shankar  Dayal Sharma (19 August 1918 to 26 December 1999)

had been the 9th President of India serving from 1992 to 1997.

World Photography day is celebrated on 19th August to mark the release of

the first practical  photographic process patent in 1839. The year 2014

is celebrating the 175th year of  Photography.

Bill Clinton, ex U.S. President(born on 19, August 1946) served from

1993 to 2001 as 42nd President of U.S.

On 19th August 1757, the first rupee coin of the East India Company

was minted in Kolkata.

Konkani Recognition Day(Konkani Manyata Diwas) is observed on August 20

by Konkani Bhasha Mandal Karnataka.

D.Devaraje Urs(B:20 August 1915 D:18 May1982) served  2 terms (20 March 1972 to

31 December 1977 and  28 February 1978 to 7 January 1980) as 8th Chief

minister of  Karnataka, He is particularly remembered for his reforms

that targeted  the depressed classes of  Karnataka, namely scheduled

castes and other backward classes. He passed the Land Reforms Act

and made the tillers the owners of the land.

N.R.Narayana Murthy(born on 20 August, 1946) is an Indian  IT

industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys, a multinational corporation

providing business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing


Kamaljeet Sandhu(B:August 20, 1948) was the first Indian woman to

win gold medal in 1970 Asian Games.

Rajeev Gandhi, 7th Prime Minister of India was born on 20th August

1944 and assassinated on 21 May 1991(46 years). His birthday is celebrated

as Sadbhavana Diwas. He was the first son of Indira Gandhi and

Feroze Gandhi.

Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (born on 20 August 1940) has been serving

as the chair person of  the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change

since 2002,which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 during

his tenure.

Salvatore Quasimodo(20 August 1901 to 14 June, 1968)was an Italian

author and poet. In 1959 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his

lyrical poetry, which with classical fire expresses the tragic experience

of  life in our own times.

Narayana Guru(B:1856 August 22;D:1928 September 20) was a social

reformer of India.

World Mosquito Day is observed on August 20 since 1897 when

British doctor Ronald Ross discovered that the female anopheles

mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

August 21-Anniversary  of the theft of the Monalisa(1911).

Konkani Manyata Diwas is celebrated on August 20 to

commemorate the inclusion of Konkani in the 8th schedule of

National Constitution on August 20, 1992.

Senior citizens Day is annually observed on August 21. It recognizes  the

contributions senior citizens make in communities across the United States.

Bhumika Chawla( born on  21 August  1978) is an Indian actress.

Bismillah Khan(21 March 1913 to 21 August 2006) was an Indian musician

credited with popularising the Shehnai, a musical instrument. He was awarded

Bharat Ratna in 2001,becoming the third  classical musician after M.S.

Subbulakshmi and Ravi Shankar to be accorded this distinction.

Youth day in Morocco is observed on August 21, being the birthday of

the reigning monarch Mohammed VI of Morocco.

World Fashion Day is on August 21.

World Entrepreneurs Day-August 21.

Usain Bolt (born on 21 August, 1986;Died onAugust 13, 2017) was

a Jamaican sprinter.

U.R.Ananthamurthy (born on 21 December) was a writer and critic

in the Kannada language. He passed away on 22 August 2014.

Birthday of  Chiranjeevi  is on 22, August, 1955.He is an Indian actor,

producer,politician and a member of the Indian National Congress.

He has acted primarily in Telugu cinema in addition to Tamil, Kannada

and Hindi  films.

Narayana Guru(22 August 1856 to 20 September 1928) was a Hindu saint

Sadhu and social reformer of India.

Raghavendra Swamy (1595 to 1671 )was a Hindu saint. He was born on

Thurseday (shukla navami of Hindu month Phalguna) 1595. He ascended

Vrindavana (died)at  Manthralaya in Andhra Pradesh on Shravana

(Hindu month) krishna bidige in 1671(August 22)

August 22 is ”Be an Angel Day”. It motivates us to be

kind and to help others.

On 22 August, 1639 Madras(now Chennai) was founded by

The East India Company who bought it as a piece of land

from the local Nayak rulers.

International Committee of the Red Cross was founded on

August 22, 1864 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Saira Banu(born on August 23,1944)is an Indian  Bollywood  actress and

wife of  Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar(born on 11,December,1922)

August 23 is observed as International day for the remembrance of the

slave trade and its abolition.(UNESCO)

Battle of Kursk, between German and Soviet forces ended on 23 August 1943.

World Kitchen Garden Day is observed on  the fourth Sunday of August

(24 August 2014).

Paulo Coelho(born on 24,August 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist.

He is the recipient of numerous  international awards.

Yasser Arafat (24 August 1929 to 11 November 2004) was a a Palestinian

leader. He was chairman of  Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO),

President of  Palestinian National Authority ( PNA) and leader of  Fatah

political party and former paramilitary group which he founded

in 1959. He received  the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.

Kalyanji (30 June 1928 to 24 August 2004) was an Indian music

composer and music director, orchestra player and  conductor .

Michael Phelps (born on 3o, June 1985) won 8 gold medals in

29th Summer Olympics in Beijing(8 August 2008 to 24 August 2008).

He breaks the Mark Spitz’s record of 7 golds.

Nittoor Srinivas Rao(24, August  1903 to 12 August 2004) was a freedom

fighter, chief justice of the High Court of Mysore and also the first

chief of the Central Vigilance Commission of India.He translated

Gandhiji’s autobiography  into Kannada.He was also chosen as the

acting Governor of  the Mysore State(now Karnataka)

International Strange Music Day is celebrated  on August 24.

Patrick Grant, a musician of  New York city was the founder

and artistic director of this day.

Job Charnock is believed to be the founder of Calcutta which

was established on 24 August 1690.On the 1st of January, 2001,

the west Bengal chief minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya announced

that the State Capital has been officially renamed as ”Kolkatta”.

Michael Faraday(22 September  1791 to 25 August 1867), the British

scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and

electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic

induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.

Udupi was carved out as a separate district from the erstwhile Dakshina

Kannada district  on 25 August 1997.

Mother Teresa(26 August 1910 to 5 September 1997) was a Roman Catholic

Religious Sister and missionary of Albanian origin, who lived for most

of her life in India. She founded  Missionaries of Charity, Orphanages

and schools, mobile clinics, hospices and homes for people with HIV/

AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis.

Women’s Equality Day commemorates 26 August 1920 when votes to

women officially became part of U.S.Constitution.

National Dog Day.

Dr. Narayana Subbarao Hardikar (7 May 1889 to 26 August 1975) was

a freedom fighter  and Congress politician who founded the Bharat Seva Dal.

Maneka Gandhi(born on 26 August 1956) is the Indian Union Cabinet Minister

for Women and Child Development in the government of P.M.Narendra Modi.

She is wife of  Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi. She is also an animal rights

activist and environmentalist.

Namibia Day (Heroes Day) is observed on August 26.

19th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution on August 26, 1920, granted

women the right to vote.

Neha Dhupia(born on 27 August, 1980) is an Indian actress and

model who has worked in several super hit Bollywood films.

She is the winner of  the Femina Miss India Title(2002)

Dr, Narayana Bhatta Mogasale (born on 27 August 1944) is a

poet and author  in Kannada. His novel ”Ullangane” has bagged

Kannada Sahitya Academy Award(2010).

Hrishikesh Mukherjee(30 September 1922 to 27 August 2006)

was a famous Indian film director known for a number of films

including Namak Halal, Satyakama etc.

Donald George Bradman(27 August 1908 to 25 February 2001)

was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged  as the sporting

legend of Australia and as the greatest test batsman of all time.

Mukhesh Chandra Mathur, (22 July 1923 to 27 Aug 1976) was

an Indian playback singer of Hindi movies.

Death anniversary of Dr. Padur Gururaj Bhat(28 August 1978).

He was a teacher and pioneering  historian and archaeologist

of Tulu Nadu  and of Barkur, the ancient capital of Tulu kingdom.

Birthday of Mukhyamantri Chandru, film actor is on 28 August,1953.

Brahma Shri Narayana Guru (B:28 August 1855;D:20 September 1928)

was a philosopher, poet and  saint.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad was founded on 29th August 1964 on the

auspicious day of  Shri Krishna Janmashtami by R.S.S. leader M.S.Gowalkar.

and S.S.Apte in collaboration with the Hindu spiritual leader Chinmayananda.

Michael Joseph Jackson (29 August 1958 to25 June 2009) was an American

pop singer, song writer,dancer and actor.

August 29 is celebrated as National Sports Day in India in memory of

legendary hockey player Dhyanchand (29 August 1905 to 3 December 1979).

He is widely considered as the greatest field hockey player of all time.

Jayashree Gadkar (21 February 1942 to 29 August 2008) was a noted

Marathi and Hindi cinema actress.

Ramakrishna Hegade (August 29, 1926 to January 12,2004) was

chief minister of Karnataka. He was one of the rare politicians who

maintained values in politics.

International Day Against  Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29.

On August 29,1947, the committee which would draft India’s

Constitution was established. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was appointed

as the chairman of the committee.

Charan Singh  formed Bharatiya Lok Dal, a new political party

on August 29, 1974.

Vinoba Bhave, founder of Bhoodan Movement founded Shanti Sena

on August 29,1957.

”More Herbs And Less Salt day” is celebrated on 29th August

each year.

world Sanskrit day is observed on 29th August every year.

In India,Sanskrit Diwas and  Raksha Bandhan day are observed on

Shravana poornima day.

Warren Buffett (born on August 30, 1930) is an American business

magnet, investor and philanthropist .

Mary Shelley(30 August 1797 to 1 February 1851)was an English

novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer and

travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel ”Frankenstein”.

She was wife of P.B.Shelley, the romantic poet and philosopher.

Cameron Diaz(born on August 30,1972) is an American actress

and former model.

Shubha Kote (born on 30 August) is an Indian film and television


Christopher Collins(August 30, 1949 to June 12 1994) was an

American actor, voice artist and comedian.

Nitte Education Trust was formally baptised on August 30 , 1979.

Trustee K.S.Hegde, the founder was the prime mover of trust.

August 30 is International day of the victims of Enforced disappearences-

the day is created to draw the attention of the government to the fate of

individuals imprisoned at   places and under poor conditions

unknown  to their relatives.

Cameron Diaz (B:August 30, 1972) is an American actress.

Maria Montessori(August 31, 1870 to May 6, 1952) was an Italian

Physician and educator, best known for the philosophy of

education that bears her name and her writing  on scientific

pedagopy. Her educational method is in use in some public and

private schools  throughout the world.

National Day of  Malaysia is celebrated on 31 August .Federation

of  Malaya gained its independence from British colonization

on 31 August 1957, forming what we know today as Malaysia.

Diana, Princess of  Wales  and ex wife of Prince  Charles

of Britain,died on August 31, 1997 ,as a  result of injuries

sustained in a car crash in the Pont de  I’Alma road tunnel

in Paris, France.

African Traditional Medicine Day is observed on 31 August.

August 31 is celebrated as the National Dog’s Day in U.S.

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed on

August 31 to reduce the stigma of a drug related death.

Tulasidas, the great saint poet(B:1532 C E;D:1623 C E.)

was born on 7th day of  the waxing moon(shukla paksha saptami)

of Shravana month(Hindu calendar).He was the author of

”Ramacharita Manasa” which is often referred to as,” the Bible of North India”

His punyatithi is on Ashadha(Hindu month)krishna tritiya.

Raghavendra Swami(B:1595,March 6;D:1671,August 11,1671)was a

renowned Madhwa saint, philosopher and proponent of Dvaita

philosophy established by Madhwacharya.Asper Hindu calendar

he was born on Phalguna shuddha saptami 1595 and entered

Vrindavan on Shravana bahula bidige 1671)


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