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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)