August Fun Facts

Facts about August

Poppy - Birth Flower of August

Poppy – Birth Flower of August

  • August is the eight month of the year
  • August was the sixth month of the year according to the early Roman Calendar
  • August is named after Julius Caesar Augustus
  • August has 31 days
  • August celebrates Women’s Equality Day, and is also a Romance awareness month along with being known as Peace month
Birthstone for August - Peridot

Birthstone for August – Peridot

  • August 3rd 1492 – Christopher Columbus’ maiden voyage to the Atlantic
  • Birthstones associated with August: Peridot and Sardonyx
  • Birth Flowers associated with August are: Gladiolus and Poppy
  • Season: Summer – with some of the hottest days of the year
  • Astrological Signs: Leo (until August 22nd) & Virgo (from August 23rd)
Gladiolas - Birth Flower of August

Gladiolas – Birth Flower of August


Famous People born in August:

5th August 1930 – Neil Armstrong, Astronaut

16th August 1958 – Madonna L. Ciccone, Famous Singer

30th August 1797 – Mary Shelley, Famous Novelist


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