August 4: Day of the Week
August 4, 2023 is the 216th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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August 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1532the Duchy of Brittany is annexed to the Kingdom of France.
- 1789In France members of the National Constituent Assembly take an oath to end feudalism and abandon their privileges.
- 1821Atkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
- 1863Matica slovenská, Slovakia’s public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.
- 1873Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer clashes for the first time with the Sioux near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed.
- 1958The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time.
- 1964Gulf of Tonkin Incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.
- 1969Vietnam War: at the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, American representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail.
- 1987The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues “fairly”.
- 1991The Greek cruise ship Ship MTS sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
Who were born on August 4?
- 1884Béla Balázs, Hungarian-Jewish film critic, writer and poet (d. 1949)
- 1890Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player (d. 1957)
- 1926George Irving Bell, American mountaineer (d. 2000)
- 1927Jess Thomas, American tenor (d. 1993)
- 1934Dallas Green, American baseball player
- 1968Daniel Dae Kim, American actor
- 1968Marcus Schenkenberg, Swedish model
- 1969Mark Bickley, Australian AFL football player
- 1977Frankie Kazarian, American professional wrestler
- 1991River Viiperi, Spanish Model
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