Events

Louis Armstrong's Birthday

Louis Armstrong's Birthday

4th August

Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Birthday of Alexander Fleming

Birthday of Alexander Fleming

6th August

Alexander Fleming was a Nobel Prize winning scientist, best known for the discovery of penicillin. He was born on the the 6th of August,1881.

World Cat Day

World Cat Day

8th August

This annual event brings awareness and information about how cats give both love and companionship to their owners.

International Youth Day

International Youth Day

12th August

This day 'focuses on measures to strengthen national capacities in the field of youth and to increase the quality and quantity of opportunities available to young people.'

International Lefthanders Day

International Lefthanders Day

13th August

This event was set up to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world.

Independence Day - Pakistan

Independence Day (Pakistan)

14th August

Independence Day commemorates the Independence of Pakistan from Britain in 1947.

Napoleon Bonaparte's Birthday

Napoleon Bonaparte's Birthday

15th August

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

19th August

World Humanitarian Day was designated by the General Assembly of the United Nations. It is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.

Al-Hijira

Al-Hijira

19th August to 20th August

Al-Hijra, the Islamic New Year, is the first day of the month of Muharram.

David Walliams' Birthday

David Walliams' Birthday

20th August

David Walliams, the biggest selling children’s author to have started writing since the year 2000, celebrates his birthday on this day.​

World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day

20th August

World Mosquito Day on 20th August first came into being in 1897 when British doctor Sir Ronald Ross made the historic link that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and of its Abolition

23rd August

This day is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples.

Paralympics

Paralympics

25th August to 6th September

The Paralympic Games or Paralympics are a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of disabilities.

National Dog Day (US)

National Dog Day (US)

26th August

A day to celebrate all breeds of dog and recognise the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year.

Ashura

Ashura

28th August to 29th August

Ashura has been a day of fasting for Sunni Muslims since the days of the early Muslim community.