Sunday August 4, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 4: Day of the Week

August 4, 2024 is the 217th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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

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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 4 Historical Event(s)

1532
the Duchy of Brittany is annexed to the Kingdom of France.
1854
The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
1936
Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas suspends parliament and the Constitution and establishes the 4th of August Regime.
1964
Gulf of Tonkin Incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1977
US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.
1987
The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues “fairly”.
1989
Licence to Kill goes on general cinema release in the United Kingdom.
1991
The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
2002
Soham murders: 10 year old school girls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells go missing from the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
2007
Airport police officer María del Luján Telpuk discovers a suitcase containing the undeclared sum of US$800,000 as it goes through an x-ray machine in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires, sparking an international scandal involving Venezuela and Argentina known as “Maletinazo”.

Who were born on August 4?

1719
Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1767)
1721
Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
1870
Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer (d. 1950)
1927
Jess Thomas, American tenor (d. 1993)
1942
Cleon Jones, American baseball player
1960
Bernard Rose, English director
1962
Paul Reynolds, British guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls)
1970
Steven Jack, South African cricketer
1985
Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player
1992
Dylan Sprouse, American actor

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