August 14 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Krishna Janmashtami
Multiple CountriesHindu
Carnival (First Day)
GrenadaPublic Holiday
Janmashtami
-Hindu Holiday
Vigil of Assumption Day
Holy See (vatican City)National Holiday
Shree Krishna Janmasthami / Gaura Parba
NepalPublic Holiday
Falkland Day
Falkland IslandsObservance
Lotu
SamoaPublic Holiday
Heroes' Day
ZimbabwePublic Holiday
Victory Day
United States (Rhode Island)State Holiday
Independence Day
PakistanPublic Holiday
Anniversary of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab
MoroccoNational Holiday
Creamsicle Day
Multiple CountriesUnofficial


Historical Events

  • 1352: The French are defeated by the Anglo-Bretons during the Battle of Mauron – a battle which took place during the War of Breton Succession.
  • 1370: Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV grants city privileges to Carlsbad.
  • 1480: 800 Christians are beheaded by Ottoman troops for refusing to covert to Islam during the Battle of Otranto.
  • 1816: The UK annexes the Tristan da Cunha archipelago.
  • 1842: The Second Seminole War Ends during the American Indian Wars and Seminoles are forced to Oklahoma from their Florida homes.
  • 1848: The United States Congress passes an act which organizes the Oregon Territory.
  • 1880: The most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany – the Cologne Cathedral – is finished on this date.
  • 1935: U.S President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law. This act created a government pension for retired individuals.
  • 1936: The last known public execution in the U.S takes place on this date when Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky.
  • 1941: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill sign the Atlantic Charter of War.
  • 1945: Japan accepts Allied terms and surrenders during World War II.
  • 1973: The Constitution of Pakistan takes effect on this date.
  • 1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens in London.
  • 1994: Carlos the Jackal – otherwise known as Ilich Ramírez Sánchez – is captured.
  • 2003: A rolling power blackout occurs over parts of Canada and the northeast U.S.
  • 2007: 334 people are killed by bombings in Kahtaniya.
  • 2015: The United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba reopens after 54 years of it being closed. It was closed when U.S-Cuban relations ended.

Famous Birthdays

  • American actress Halle Berry is born in 1966.
  • English-American actress Catherine Bell is born in 1968.
  • American football player Mike Vrabel is born in 1975.
  • American football player Roy Williams in born in 1980.
  • American football player Roy Williams in born in 1980.
  • American football and baseball player Tim Tebow is born in 1987.
  • Canadian ice hockey player is born in 1989.