August 3 Holidays, Events & Observances

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August 3 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are August 3 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; August 3 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on August 3.

August 3 holidays and observances
August 3 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in August, international holidays in August 3, national days in August 3. Some major August 3 national day and International holidays list in August calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Meanwhile, there are literally thousands of holidays and special days throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of these popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore August 3 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of August 3 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have compiled the long list of observances on August 3, notable events, national days in August 3, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on August 3 globally.

Month of August

August, eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named for the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, in 8 BCE. Its original name was Sextilus, Latin for “sixth month,” indicating its position in the early Roman calendar.

Holidays in August

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word august refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

August kicks off with Caribbean celebrations in honor of Emancipation Day, which memorializes abolition within the British Empire, a process that began with the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Many Caribbean countries honor emancipation on either August 1 or the first Monday in August.

In August, you can choose to celebrate a favorite fruit (Watermelon Day is Aug. 3), a beverage (International Beer Day is Aug. 6), or oysters (they have their own commemorative day on Aug. 5).

August is also special month for Leos (those born between July 23 and August 22) and Virgos (those born between August 23 and September 22).

August 3 holidays and observances
August 3 Holidays and Observances

August 3 Holidays, National Day

August 3 is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 150 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • AD 8 – Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river Bosna.
  • 435 – Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 881 – Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
  • 908 – Battle of Eisenach: An invading Hungarian force defeats an East Frankish army under Duke Burchard of Thuringia.
  • 1031 – Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
  • 1057 – Frederik van Lotharingen elected as first Belgian Pope Stephen IX.
  • 1342 – The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
  • 1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
  • 1527 – The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.

1601-1900

  • 1601 – Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Goroszló.
  • 1645 – Thirty Years’ War: The Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1678 – Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
  • 1778 – The theatre La Scala in Milan is inaugurated with the première of Antonio Salieri’s Europa riconosciuta.
  • 1795 – Treaty of Greenville is signed, ending the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country.
  • 1811 – First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
  • 1829 – The Treaty of Lewistown is signed by the Shawnee and Seneca peoples, exchanging land in Ohio for land west of the Mississippi River.
  • 1852 – Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also known as the first ever American intercollegiate athletic event.
  • 1859 – The American Dental Association is founded in Niagara Falls, New York.
  • 1900 – The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.

1901-present

  • 1903 – Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists for only ten days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
  • 1907 – Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.
  • 1914 – World War I: Germany declares war against France, while Romania declares its neutrality.
  • 1921 – Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.
  • 1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 metre dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
  • 1936 – A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
  • 1940 – World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
  • 1946 – Santa Claus Land, the world’s first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.
  • 1948 – Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
  • 1949 – The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League finalize the merger that would create the National Basketball Association.
  • 1958 – The world’s first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, becomes the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the geographical North Pole.
  • 1959 – Portugal’s state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.
  • 1960 – Niger gains independence from France.
  • 1972 – The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 1975 – A privately chartered Boeing 707 strikes a mountain peak and crashes near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
  • 1977 – Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world’s first mass-produced personal computers.
  • 1981 – Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front – Suxxali Reew Mi.
  • 1997 – Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria: A total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
  • 1997 – The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
  • 2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
  • 2005 – President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2007 – Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.
  • 2010 – Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.
  • 2014 – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 617 people and injures more than 2,400 in Yunnan, China.
  • 2014 – The genocide of Yazidis by ISIL begins.
  • 2018 – Two burka-clad men kill 29 people and injure more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
  • 2019 – Six hundred protesters, including opposition leader Lyubov Sobol, are arrested in an election protest in Moscow, Russia.
  • 2019 – Twenty-three people are killed and 23 injured in a shooting in El Paso, Texas.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1442 – Galeotto I Pico, Duke of Mirandola (d. 1499)
  • 1486 – Imperia Cognati, Italian courtesan (d. 1512)
  • 1491 – Maria of Jülich-Berg, German noblewoman (d. 1543)
  • 1509 – Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (d. 1546)

1601-1900

  • 1622 – Wolfgang Julius, Count of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, German field marshal (d. 1698)
  • 1692 – John Henley, English minister and poet (d. 1759)
  • 1766 – Aaron Chorin, Hungarian rabbi and author (d. 1844)
  • 1770 – Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
  • 1803 – Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)
  • 1808 – Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (d. 1893)
  • 1811 – Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (d. 1861)
  • 1817 – Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (d. 1895)
  • 1823 – Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish-American revolutionary and military leader, territorial governor of Montana (d. 1867)
  • 1832 – Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer, conductor, and director (d. 1914)
  • 1840 – John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey, English jurist and politician (d. 1929)
  • 1850 – Reginald Heber Roe, English-Australian swimmer, tennis player, and academic (d. 1926)
  • 1856 – Alfred Deakin, Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1860 – William Kennedy Dickson, French-Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 1935)
  • 1863 – Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1922)
  • 1867 – Stanley Baldwin, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1947)
  • 1871 – Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (d. 1929)
  • 1872 – Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
  • 1886 – Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1964)
  • 1887 – Rupert Brooke, English poet (d. 1915)
  • 1887 – August Wesley, Finnish journalist, trade unionist, and revolutionary (d. ?)
  • 1890 – Konstantin Melnikov, Russian architect, designed the Rusakov Workers’ Club (d. 1974)
  • 1894 – Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1951)
  • 1895 – Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley, English politician (d. 1942)
  • 1896 – Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
  • 1899 – Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
  • 1900 – Ernie Pyle, American soldier and journalist (d. 1945)
  • 1900 – John T. Scopes, American educator (d. 1970)

1901-present

  • 1901 – John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)
  • 1901 – Stefan Wyszyński, Polish cardinal (d. 1981)
  • 1902 – Regina Jonas, German rabbi (d. 1944)
  • 1902 – David Buttolph, American film composer (d. 1983)
  • 1903 – Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian journalist and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Tunisia (d. 2000)
  • 1904 – Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (d. 1983)
  • 1904 – Clifford D. Simak, American journalist and author (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – Franz König, Austrian cardinal (d. 2004)
  • 1907 – Lawrence Brown, American trombonist and composer (d. 1988)
  • 1907 – Ernesto Geisel, Brazilian general and politician, 29th President of Brazil (d. 1996)
  • 1907 – Yang Shangkun, Chinese politician, and 4th President of China (d.1998)
  • 1909 – Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and educator (d. 1971)
  • 1911 – Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor and producer (d. 1990)
  • 1912 – Fritz Hellwig, German politician (d. 2017)
  • 1913 – Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1916 – Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1970)
  • 1916 – José Manuel Moreno, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1978)
  • 1917 – Les Elgart, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1995)
  • 1918 – James MacGregor Burns, American historian, political scientist, and author (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Sidney Gottlieb, American chemist and theorist (d. 1999)
  • 1918 – Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Eddie Jefferson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1920 – Norman Dewis, English test driver and engineer (d. 2019)
  • 1920 – Max Fatchen, Australian journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – P. D. James, English author (d. 2014)
  • 1920 – Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1971)
  • 1920 – Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Richard Adler, American composer and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1921 – Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1922 – John Eisenhower, American historian, general, and diplomat, 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Jean Hagen, American actress (d. 1977)
  • 1923 – Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Connie Converse, American musician and singer-songwriter
  • 1924 – Leon Uris, American soldier and author (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Marv Levy, American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager
  • 1925 – Lewis Rowland, American neurologist (d. 2017)
  • 1926 – Rona Anderson, Scottish actress (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Tony Bennett, American singer and actor
  • 1926 – Anthony Sampson, English journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1926 – Gordon Scott, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1928 – Cécile Aubry, French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Henning Moritzen, Danish actor (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – James Komack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1933 – Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Haystacks Calhoun, American wrestler and actor (d. 1989)
  • 1934 – Michael Chapman, English bassoon player (d. 2005)
  • 1934 – Jonas Savimbi, Angolan general, founded UNITA (d. 2002)
  • 1935 – John Erman, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1935 – Georgy Shonin, Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1997)
  • 1935 – Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2019)
  • 1936 – Jerry G. Bishop, American radio and television host (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Edward Petherbridge, English actor
  • 1937 – Steven Berkoff, English actor, director, and playwright
  • 1937 – Roland Burris, American lawyer and politician, 39th Illinois Attorney General
  • 1937 – Tom Georgeson, English actor
  • 1937 – Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani-Australian cricketer
  • 1938 – Terry Wogan, Irish-English radio and television host (d. 2016)
  • 1939 – Jimmie Nicol, English drummer
  • 1939 – Apoorva Sengupta, Indian general and cricketer (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Lance Alworth, American football player
  • 1940 – Martin Sheen, American actor and producer
  • 1940 – James Tyler, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1941 – Beverly Lee, American singer
  • 1941 – Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
  • 1943 – Béla Bollobás, Hungarian-English mathematician and academic
  • 1943 – Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson of Sweden
  • 1943 – Steven Millhauser, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1944 – Morris Berman, American historian and social critic
  • 1944 – Nino Bravo, Spanish singer (d. 1973)
  • 1945 – Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer and journalist
  • 1946 – Robert Ayling, English businessman
  • 1946 – Jack Straw, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1946 – Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1946 – John York, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1947 – Ralph Wright, English footballer (d. 2020)
  • 1948 – Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French lawyer and politician, 166th Prime Minister of France
  • 1949 – Philip Casnoff, American actor and director
  • 1949 – B. B. Dickerson, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1949 – Sue Slipman, English politician
  • 1950 – Linda Howard, American author
  • 1950 – John Landis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1950 – Jo Marie Payton, American actress and singer
  • 1950 – Ernesto Samper, Colombian economist and politician, 29th President of Colombia
  • 1951 – Marcel Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1951 – Jay North, American actor
  • 1952 – Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Ian Bairnson, Scottish saxophonist and keyboard player
  • 1953 – Marlene Dumas, South African painter
  • 1954 – Michael Arthur, English physician and academic
  • 1954 – Gary Peters, English footballer and manager
  • 1956 – Kirk Brandon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1956 – Todd Christensen, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)
  • 1956 – Dave Cloud, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1956 – Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricketer and coach
  • 1957 – Bodo Rudwaleit, German footballer and manager
  • 1957 – Kate Wilkinson, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 11th New Zealand Minister of Conservation
  • 1958 – Lindsey Hilsum, English journalist and author
  • 1958 – Ana Kokkinos, Australian director and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Martin Atkins, English drummer and producer
  • 1959 – Mike Gminski, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1959 – John C. McGinley, American actor and producer
  • 1959 – Koichi Tanaka, Japanese chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1960 – Tim Mayotte, American tennis player and coach
  • 1960 – Gopal Sharma, Indian cricketer
  • 1961 – Molly Hagan, American actress
  • 1961 – Nick Harvey, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
  • 1961 – Lee Rocker, American bassist
  • 1963 – Tasmin Archer, English pop singer
  • 1963 – Frano Botica, New Zealand rugby player and coach
  • 1963 – James Hetfield, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963 – David Knox, Australian rugby player
  • 1963 – Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1963 – Lisa Ann Walter, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Isaiah Washington, American actor and producer
  • 1964 – Lucky Dube, South African singer and keyboard player (d. 2007)
  • 1964 – Ralph Knibbs, British rugby union player
  • 1964 – Nate McMillan, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964 – Kevin Sumlin, American football player and coach
  • 1964 – Abhisit Vejjajiva, English-Thai economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand
  • 1966 – Brent Butt, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Gizz Butt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Eric Esch, American wrestler, boxer, and mixed martial artist
  • 1967 – Mathieu Kassovitz, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, founded MNP Entreprise
  • 1967 – Skin, English singer and guitarist
  • 1968 – Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1969 – Doug Overton, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1970 – Gina G, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1970 – Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game designer
  • 1971 – Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1971 – DJ Spinderella, American DJ, rapper, producer, and actress
  • 1972 – Sandis Ozoliņš, Latvian ice hockey player and politician
  • 1973 – Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
  • 1973 – Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
  • 1973 – Michael Ealy, American actor
  • 1973 – Chris Murphy, American politician, junior senator of Connecticut
  • 1975 – Wael Gomaa, Egyptian footballer
  • 1975 – Argyro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
  • 1976 – Troy Glaus, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Tom Brady, American football player
  • 1977 – Justin Lehr, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist and footballer
  • 1978 – Joi Chua, Singaporean singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1978 – Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
  • 1978 – Jenny Tinmouth, English motorcycle racer
  • 1978 – Dimitrios Zografakis, Greek footballer
  • 1979 – Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress
  • 1980 – Nadia Ali, Libyan-American singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Tony Pashos, American football player
  • 1980 – Brandan Schieppati, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Hannah Simone, Canadian television host and actress
  • 1981 – Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
  • 1981 – Travis Bowyer, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Pablo Ibáñez, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 – Kaspar Kokk, Estonian skier
  • 1982 – Jesse Lumsden, Canadian bobsledder and football player
  • 1982 – Damien Sandow, American wrestler
  • 1983 – Ryan Carter, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Mark Reynolds, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Yasin Avcı, Turkish footballer
  • 1984 – Sunil Chhetri, Indian footballer
  • 1984 – Matt Joyce, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
  • 1984 – Chris Maurer, American singer and bass player
  • 1985 – Georgina Haig, Australian actress
  • 1985 – Brent Kutzle, American bass player and producer
  • 1985 – Ats Purje, Estonian footballer
  • 1985 – Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby player and boxer
  • 1986 – Charlotte Casiraghi, Monégasque journalist, co-founded Ever Manifesto
  • 1986 – Darya Domracheva, Belarusian biathlete
  • 1987 – Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer and dancer
  • 1987 – Chris McQueen, Australian-English rugby league player
  • 1988 – Denny Cardin, Italian footballer
  • 1988 – Leigh Tiffin, American football player
  • 1988 – Sven Ulreich, German footballer
  • 1989 – Jules Bianchi, French race car driver (d. 2015)
  • 1989 – Sam Hutchinson, English footballer
  • 1989 – Tyrod Taylor, American football player
  • 1989 – Nick Viergever, Dutch footballer
  • 1990 – Jourdan Dunn, English model
  • 1990 – Kang Min-kyung, South Korean singer
  • 1992 – Gamze Bulut, Turkish runner
  • 1992 – Gesa Felicitas Krause, German runner
  • 1992 – Diāna Marcinkēviča, Latvian tennis player
  • 1992 – Aljon Mariano, Filipino basketball player
  • 1992 – Lum Rexhepi, Finnish footballer
  • 1992 – Karlie Kloss, American fashion model
  • 1993 – Ola Abidogun, English sprinter
  • 1993 – Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
  • 1994 – Manaia Cherrington, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1994 – Esther Earl, American author, vlogger, and online personality. Celebrated annually as Esther day
  • 1994 – Todd Gurley, American football player
  • 1995 – Victoria Kan, Russian tennis player
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 908 – Burchard, duke of Thuringia
  • 908 – Egino, duke of Thuringia
  • 908 – Rudolf I, bishop of Würzburg
  • 925 – Cao, Chinese empress dowager
  • 979 – Thietmar, margrave of Meissen
  • 1003 – At-Ta’i, Abbasid caliph (b. 932)
  • 1355 – Bartholomew de Burghersh, 1st Baron Burghersh, English nobleman
  • 1460 – James II, king of Scotland (b. 1430)
  • 1527 – Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
  • 1530 – Francesco Ferruccio, Italian captain (b. 1489)
  • 1546 – Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace (b. 1484)
  • 1546 – Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (b. 1509)

1601-1900

  • 1604 – Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish commander and diplomat (b. 1540)
  • 1621 – Guillaume du Vair, French lawyer and author (b. 1556)
  • 1712 – Joshua Barnes, English historian and scholar (b. 1654)
  • 1720 – Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch politician (b. 1641)
  • 1721 – Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-English sculptor and woodcarver (b. 1648)
  • 1761 – Johann Matthias Gesner, German scholar and academic (b. 1691)
  • 1773 – Stanisław Konarski, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1700)
  • 1780 – Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French epistemiologist and philosopher (b. 1715)
  • 1792 – Richard Arkwright, English engineer and businessman (b. 1732)
  • 1797 – Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, English field marshal and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1717)
  • 1805 – Christopher Anstey, English author and poet (b. 1724)
  • 1835 – Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1767)
  • 1839 – Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (b. 1763)
  • 1857 – Eugène Sue, French author and politician (b. 1804)
  • 1866 – Gábor Klauzál, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1804)
  • 1867 – Philipp August Böckh, German historian and scholar (b. 1785)
  • 1877 – William B. Ogden, American businessman and politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • 1879 – Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
  • 1894 – George Inness, American painter (b. 1825)
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1901-present

  • 1913 – William Lyne, Australian politician, 13th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1844)
  • 1916 – Roger Casement, Irish poet and activist (b. 1864)
  • 1917 – Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician and academic (b. 1849)
  • 1920 – Peeter Süda, Estonian organist and composer (b. 1883)
  • 1922 – Ture Malmgren, Swedish journalist and politician (b. 1851)
  • 1924 – Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (b. 1857)
  • 1925 – William Bruce, Australian cricketer (b. 1864)
  • 1929 – Emile Berliner, German-American inventor and businessman, invented the phonograph (b. 1851)
  • 1929 – Thorstein Veblen, American economist and sociologist (b. 1857)
  • 1936 – Konstantin Konik, Estonian surgeon and politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1873)
  • 1942 – Richard Willstätter, German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)
  • 1943 – Frumka Płotnicka, Polish resistance fighter during World War II (b. 1914)
  • 1949 – Ignotus, Hungarian poet and author (b. 1869)
  • 1954 – Colette, French novelist and journalist (b. 1873)
  • 1958 – Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
  • 1959 – Herb Byrne, Australian footballer (b. 1887)
  • 1961 – Hilda Rix Nicholas, Australian artist (b. 1884)
  • 1964 – Flannery O’Connor, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1925)
  • 1966 – Lenny Bruce, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
  • 1968 – Konstantin Rokossovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union during World War II (b. 1896)
  • 1969 – Alexander Mair, Australian politician, 26th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1889)
  • 1972 – Giannis Papaioannou, Turkish-Greek composer (b. 1913)
  • 1973 – Richard Marshall, American general (b. 1895)
  • 1974 – Edgar Johan Kuusik, Estonian architect and interior designer (b. 1888)
  • 1975 – Andreas Embirikos, Greek poet and photographer (b. 1901)
  • 1977 – Makarios III, Cypriot archbishop and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Cyprus (b. 1913)
  • 1977 – Alfred Lunt, American actor and director (b. 1892)
  • 1979 – Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1979 – Angelos Terzakis, Greek author and playwright (b. 1907)
  • 1983 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (b. 1930)
  • 1995 – Ida Lupino, English-American actress and director (b. 1918)
  • 1995 – Edward Whittemore, American soldier and author (b. 1933)
  • 1996 – Jørgen Garde, Danish admiral (b. 1939)
  • 1997 – Pietro Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
  • 1998 – Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer and journalist (b. 1934)
  • 1999 – Rod Ansell, Australian hunter (b. 1953)
  • 1999 – Byron Farwell, American historian and author (b. 1921)
  • 2000 – Joann Lõssov, Estonian basketball player and coach (b. 1921)
  • 2001 – Christopher Hewett, English actor and director (b. 1922)
  • 2003 – Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1954)
  • 2004 – Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer and painter (b. 1908)
  • 2005 – Françoise d’Eaubonne, French author and poet (b. 1920)
  • 2006 – Arthur Lee, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1945)
  • 2006 – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-English soprano and actress (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – John Gardner, English author (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Peter Thorup, Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1948)
  • 2008 – Skip Caray, American sportscaster (b. 1939)
  • 2008 – Erik Darling, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2008 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, dramatist and historian, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2009 – Nikolaos Makarezos, Greek soldier and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
  • 2010 – Bobby Hebb, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2011 – William Sleator, American author (b. 1945)
  • 2011 – Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)
  • 2012 – Frank Evans, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Martin Fleischmann, Czech-English chemist and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Paul McCracken, American economist and academic (b. 1915)
  • 2012 – John Pritchard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – John Coombs, English-Monegasque race car driver and businessman (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Jack English Hightower, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Jack Hynes, Scottish-American soccer player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Miangul Aurangzeb, Pakistani captain and politician, 19th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Edward Clancy, Australian cardinal (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Dorothy Salisbury Davis, American author (b. 1916)
  • 2014 – Kenny Drew, Jr., American pianist and composer (b. 1958)
  • 2014 – Lydia Yu-Jose, Filipino political scientist and academic (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – Robert Conquest, English-American historian, poet, and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Mel Farr, American football player and businessman (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – Coleen Gray, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Margot Loyola, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)
  • 2015 – Johanna Quandt, German businesswoman (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Jef Murray, Australian artist and author (b. 1960)
  • 2020 – John Hume, Northern Irish politician (b. 1937)

Holidays and observances

  • Anniversary of the Killing of Pidjiguiti (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Armed Forces Day (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Christian feast day:
    • George Freeman Bragg, W. E. B. Du Bois (Episcopal Church)
    • Lydia of Thyatira
    • Myrrhbearers (Lutheran Church)
    • Nicodemus
    • Olaf II of Norway (Translation of the relic)
    • Stephen (Discovery of the relic)
    • Waltheof of Melrose
    • August 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Flag Day (Venezuela)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Niger from France in 1960.
  • National Guard Day (Venezuela)
  • The New York Times: On This Day

August 3 National Days, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of August (August 3 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic August 3 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more August events, August holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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