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Tuesday August 1, 2023

August 1: Day of the Week

August 1, 2023 was the 213th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2023

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

August 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 527
    Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1203
    Isaac II Angelus, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declares his son Alexius IV Angelus co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.
  • 1831
    A new London Bridge opens.
  • 1840
    Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1876
    Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
  • 1914
    Germany declares war on Russia at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilises because of World War I.
  • 1927
    The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Communist Party of China. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army.
  • 1937
    Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution “Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH” to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
  • 1981
    MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.
  • 1984
    Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1545
    Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622)
  • 1856
    George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
  • 1900
    Otto Nothling, Former Australian cricketer and rugby union footballer (d. 1965)
  • 1911
    Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)
  • 1936
    Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer (d. 2008)
  • 1952
    Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
  • 1955
    Arun Lal, Former Indian cricketer
  • 1964
    Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • 1969
    Graham Thorpe, Former England cricketer
  • 1989
    Madison Bumgarner, American baseball player

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