So what goes on in the eighth month of the year? We’ve found the celebrity birthdays, star signs and special days for August.
So what other famous dates in August are there?

What happens in August Star Signers’ Lives

August star signs
The zodiac signs for the month of August are Leo (July 23rd to August 22) and Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
According to
Leo Strengths: Creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous
Leo Weaknesses: Arrogant, stubborn, self-centred, lazy, inflexible
Leo likes: Theatre, taking holidays, being admired, expensive things, bright colours, fun with friends
Leo dislikes: Being ignored, facing difficult reality, not being treated like a king or queen
Virgo Strengths: Loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical
Virgo Weaknesses: Shyness, worry, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play
Virgo likes: Animals, healthy food, books, nature, cleanliness
Virgo dislikes: Rudeness, asking for help, taking centre stage

Famous August birthday dates in Australia

1st. Pat McDonald (actress, died 1990)
2nd. Sam Worthington (actor)
3rd. Chris McQueen (rugby league player)
4th. Jessica Mauboy (musician)
5th. John Jarratt (actor)
6th. Daryl Somers (TV personality)
7th. Greg Chappell (former cricket player)
8th. John Laws (radio host)
9th. Eric Bana (actor/comedian)
10th. Brendan Julian (former cricket player, TV commentator)
11th. Chris Hemsworth (actor)
12th. Karl Stefanovic (former model and Big Brother contestant)
13th. Moses M’bye (Rugby league player)
14th. Kieren Perkins (motorcycle racer/stuntman)
15th. Bernard Fanning (former rugby league player)
16th. Jeff Thomson (former cricket player)
17th. Mick Malthouse (former Aussie Rules footballer and coach)
18th. Cameron White (cricket player)
19th. Brendan Nelson (politician)
20th. Brett Finch (former rugby league player)
21st. Simon Katich (former cricket player)
22nd. Elisabeth Murdoch (business woman)
23rd. Rick Springfield (singer)
24th. Erin Molan (journalist/TV host)
25th. Adrian Lam (former rugby league player)
26th. Jason Little (former rugby union player)
27th. Sir Donald Bradman (former cricketer, died 2001)
28th. Sonya Kruger (TV personality)
29th. Charlie Pickering (TV host)
30th. Leisel Jones (former swimmer)
31st. Jack Thompson (actor)

Famous dates in August around the world

First Monday: Civic Holiday (Canada), National Day (Jamaica)
August 1: Swiss National Day (Switzerland)
August 4: International Beer Day
August 5: National Mustard Day (United States)
August 6: International Forgiveness Day
August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (United Nations)
August 12–20: National Science Week (Australia)
August 12: International Left-handers Day
August 13: Independence Day (Pakistan)
August 15: Independence Day (India)
August 17: Independence Day (Indonesia)
August 19: World Humanitarian Day

The August name history

Originally named Sextilis in Latin, August was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar (March was the first month of the year) and contained just 29 days. In about 700 BC it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, but 29 days was still August’s duration. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC bringing it 31 days as we now know it. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus who was the founder of the Roman Principate and considered to be the first Roman emperor. (He controled the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14). According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.

August’s birthstones are the peridot and sardonyx. Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family.

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