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August 1 – A Day as Today | Discover what happened A day like Today in the World: Who was born on August 1? Who died on August 1? What is celebrated on August 1? Historical events of August 1 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 1:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 1 is the 213th
(Two-hundredth thirteenth) day of the year.

There are 152 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

Science is first and foremost a myth buster.

— Norbert Elias
German sociologist (died August 1, 1990)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 1 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 30 a. C .: Caesar Augustus enters Alexandria and takes control of it for the Old Roman Republic.
  • 314: Emperor Constantine I convenes the Council of Arles.
  • 527: Justinian I becomes Byzantine Emperor.
  • 608: Column of Phocas is dedicated to the Roman emperor Phocas, the last addition of the Roman Forum.
  • 939: the troops of the Leonese king Ramiro II defeat the Andalusians of Abderramán III in the battle of Simancas.
  • 1137: in Aragon (present-day Spain), Ramiro II promises his daughter Petronila in marriage to Ramón Berenguer IV of Barcelona.
  • 1291: the Helvetic Confederation is founded with the union of the counties of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden (formed this last one by Obwalden and Nidwalden); germ of the Swiss state.
  • 1443: Alfonso V continues his expansionist policy and conquers the county of Fano.
  • 1461: Edward IV becomes King of England.
  • 1469: Louis XI of France creates the Order of Saint Michael in Amboise, which is a military order.
  • 1492: in Spain, the Catholic Monarchs order the expulsion of the Jews.
  • 1498: Christopher Columbus sees the first mainland of the American continent, which will later be called Colombia.
  • 1518: In Strasbourg (at that time part of the Holy Roman Empire), the Dance Epidemic of 1518 reaches its peak: approximately 400 people danced madly in the streets without stopping. Most died of heart attacks, strokes, and exhaustion.
  • 1595: Gabriel Espinosa, the pastry chef from Madrigal, who pretended to be King Sebastián of Portugal, died by hanging.
  • 1610: Rodrigo de Vivero arrives in Mexico from Japan.
  • 1674: in Utrecht (Netherlands), a tornado destroys the nave that linked the Cathedral of Dom (Domkerk) and the tower of Dom (Domtoren).
  • 1704: the Anglo-Dutch squad, under the command of Rear Admiral George Rooke, begins the siege of Gibraltar, during the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1726: the Puebla Charter is granted to the municipality of Figueroles (Castellón).
  • 1772: the first distribution of Poland takes place, benefiting Prussia, Russia and Austria.
  • 1774: The element oxygen is discovered independently by Joseph Priestley, corroborating the previous findings of Carl Wilhelm Scheele.
  • 1776: King Carlos III creates the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.
  • 1832: the first steam railway in Austria, between Linz and České Budějovice, for the transport of salt, enters into service.
  • 1834: slavery is abolished in all dependent territories of the British Empire.
  • 1837: The first issue of the newspaper El Constitucional is published in Barcelona.
  • 1867: Russia sells Alaska to the United States for $ 7.2 million.
  • 1889: Listín Diario, the newspaper with the largest circulation in the Dominican Republic, is founded.
  • 1898: the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art is inaugurated in the Palace of Libraries and Museums on Recoletos street in Madrid (current headquarters of the National Library), with Pedro Madrazo as director.
  • 1900: Cuban doctor Carlos Finlay makes public his discoveries about the mosquito that transmits yellow fever.
  • 1901: the Venezuelan Carlos Rangel Garbiras, revolts against General Castro, leader of the Republic.
  • 1902: the explosion of a coal mine in Wollongong (Australia), causes the death of a hundred workers.
  • 1907: on the island of Brownsea (England), the military man Robert Baden-Powell made the first scout camp in history, considered the birth of Scouting.
  • 1911: the money order begins in Spain.
  • 1911: in Huelva (Spain), a great fire destroys the Bessemer smelter in Río Tinto.
  • 1912: Weekly airmail between Paris and London opens.
  • 1912: in the Jungfrau (Swiss Alps) the Jungfraujoch railway station enters service, at an altitude of 3,454 m.
  • 1914: Germany declares war on Russia, beginning the First World War.
  • 1915: in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, the Club Atlético Puerto Comercial (Ingeniero White) is founded.
  • 1916: German airships bombard London.
  • 1917: Puig i Cadafalch becomes the new president of the Catalan Commonwealth, after the death of Enric Prat de la Riba.
  • 1917: Pope Benedict XV calls for peace to all the belligerent forces.
  • 1920: the founding congress of the Communist Party of Great Britain is celebrated.
  • 1920: London hosts the first world jamboree of the scout movement, in which Baden-Powell was appointed president.
  • 1920: in Punta Arenas (Chile) the revolutionary general strike is kept alive.
  • 1920: in India, Gandhi begins a campaign of civil disobedience.
  • 1926: The Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli football club is founded in Naples Italy.
  • 1926: in Mexico the anticlerical laws that start the Cristero War come into force, which would not end until 1929.
  • 1927: in Nanchang (China) the first communist uprising takes place.
  • 1928: Croatian deputies found a separatist Parliament from the rest of Yugoslavia.
  • 1933: in Halle (Germany) the first course of “racial hygiene” is taught, which during the Third Reich will be compulsory within the academic program of medical training.
  • 1934: in India, Gandhi concludes his campaign of solidarity with the caste of the “outcasts.”
  • 1942: the first book in Catalan after the war is published in Franco’s Spain: Rosa mystica, a religious work by the priest Camil Geis.
  • 1942: the third presidential term of dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo begins in the Dominican Republic.
  • 1942: Daegu (South Korea) has the highest temperature in the history of that country: 40 ° C (104 ° F).
  • 1943: Burma becomes independent from the British Empire.
  • 1944: in the framework of World War II: Warsaw revolts against the German occupation in a combat that lasts 63 days. After the uprising, the German army destroyed 85% of the city.
  • 1945: a new government is constituted in Mexico.
  • 1946: the Greeks demonstrate in a referendum in favor of the return of King George II.
  • 1947: Resolution 27 of the United Nations Security Council is adopted.
  • 1948: The Philippines, in the province of Dávao del Sur, the municipality of La Trinidad is created.
  • 1950: Baudouin I is sworn in as King of Belgium.
  • 1950: the Soviet Union rejoins the UN Security Council.
  • 1952: the first television broadcast of La Voz Dominicana is made in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 1952: in Iceland, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson becomes president.
  • 1958: in Cuba, US troops withdraw from the island.
  • 1958: At 10:50 UTC (23:50 local time, July 31), 81 km above Johnston Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates its 3800 Teak atomic bomb kilotons. It is the 153rd bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1960: Benin becomes independent from the French Empire.
  • 1964: in Venezuela the broadcasts of Cadena Venezolana de Televisión (today Venezolana de Televisión) begin.
  • 1965: at the Hospital Clínico de Barcelona, ​​the kidney transplant surgery was successfully completed.
  • 1966: in Nigeria, a coup d’état – perpetrated by Lieutenant Yakubu Gowon – overthrows the military government of General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi.
  • 1970: Yasir Arafat proclaims his will to liberate Palestine through armed struggle.
  • 1971: The Concert for Bangladesh benefit concert, hosted by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, takes place.
  • 1972: the San Bartolomé Football Club is founded in Lanzarote.
  • 1976: the XXI edition of the Olympic Games begins in Montreal, in which the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci would shine.
  • 1976: at the Nürburgring, during the German Grand Prix, the Austrian Formula 1 driver, Niki Lauda suffers an accident when his car crashes into the protective barrier; he survived despite serious burns to his head and damage to his lungs.
  • 1977: in Spain, recently liberated from the Franco dictatorship, all parliamentary groups, except for the mixed group, choose the text of the presentation to draft the new Spanish Constitution.
  • 1980: in their chalet in Somosaguas, in Madrid, the Marquises of Urquijo are murdered.
  • 1981: the music television channel MTV begins its broadcasts in the United States.
  • 1989: The first version of Microsoft Office is launched, 1 that included Excel, PowerPoint and Word, in addition the pro version (professional) included acces and Schedule plus.
  • 2003: in Paris, Marie Trintignant, daughter of the famous French filmmaker Jean-Louis Trintignant, dies from the blows that her sentimental partner, the singer Bertrand Cantat, gave her.
  • 2004: in Asunción (Paraguay) the Ycuá Bolaños supermarket burns down. The owners as well as the security guards are blamed for closing the doors to prevent looting, the result: around 400 dead and more than 500 injured.
  • 2005: In Saudi Arabia, Fahd bin Abdulaziz, King of Saudi Arabia, passes away due to a possible lung infection; his death indicates the beginning of the reign of his successor: Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
  • 2007: in Minneapolis (United States) a bridge collapses over the Mississippi River. Many cars fall into the water and there are an unknown number of deaths.
  • 2008: second solar eclipse of the millennium, visible in China and other countries and, via the internet, all over the world.
  • 2014: Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is in force.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

August 1 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 10 a. C .: Claudius, emperor of Rome between 41 and 54 (f. 54).
  • 126: Pertinax, Roman Emperor (f. 193).
  • 845: Sugawara no Michizane, Japanese academic, politician and poet (d. 903).
  • 992: Hyeonjong of Goryeo, Korean king (d. 1031).
  • 1313 – Kōgon, Japanese emperor. (f. 1364).
  • 1377: Go-Komatsu, Japanese emperor (d. 1433).
  • 1520: Sigismund II Augustus Jagiellon, first king of Poland-Lithuania (d. 1572).
  • 1579: Luis Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer.
  • 1714: Richard Wilson, Welsh painter
  • 1718: Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, soldier and Spanish aristocrat.
  • 1744: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French botanist and zoologist (d. 1829).
  • 1757: Pedro Estala, writer, Hellenist, philologist, translator, literary critic, editor and Spanish Piarist religious.
  • 1770 – William Clark, American explorer.
  • 1779: Lorenz Oken, German naturalist.
  • 1779: Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author of the national anthem of the United States (d. 1843).
  • 1782: Eugene de Mazenod, French priest, founder of the Congregation of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
  • 1818: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer.
  • 1819: Herman Melville, American writer.
  • 1837: José María Galván y Candela, Spanish painter and printmaker.
  • 1837: Mother Jones, Irish union agitator.
  • 1847: Pedro Palacios y Sáenz, Spanish engineer (d. 1921).
  • 1847: Anton Reichenow, German ornithologist.
  • 1856: Daniel Hernández Morillo, Peruvian painter (d. 1932).
  • 1858: Hans Rott, Austrian composer.
  • 1859: Pedro Núñez Granés, Spanish architect and engineer (d. 1944).
  • 1863: Gaston Doumergue, French statesman.
  • 1865: Eugene Napoleon, Swedish aristocrat (d. 1947).
  • 1873: Elpidio González, Argentine politician.
  • 1873: Francisco Contreras Ballesteros, Mexican military (d. 1915).
  • 1873: Gabriel Terra, Uruguayan lawyer and politician.
  • 1879: Augusto Samuel Boyd, Panamanian surgeon and politician (d. 1957).
  • 1885: George Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1943.
  • 1890: Carlos Villalba Rubio, Spanish military (d. 1914).
  • 1893: Alexander I, Greek king.
  • 1894: Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist.
  • 1894: Juan Filloy, Argentine writer (d. 2000).
  • 1899: William Steinberg, German conductor and musician.
  • 1902: Serafina Quinteras, Peruvian writer (d. 2004).
  • 1906: William Keith Chambers Guthrie, Scottish classical philologist.
  • 1907: Angelo Sbardellotto, Italian anarchist (d. 1932).
  • 1908: Miloslav Kabeláč, Czech composer.
  • 1910: Gerda Taro, German photographer.
  • 1912: Henry Jones, American actor.
  • 1914: J. Lee Thompson, British filmmaker.
  • 1916: Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal (d. 2014).
  • 1916: Anne Hébert, Canadian poet.
  • 1918: Mario López, Spanish poet and painter.
  • 1921: Jack Kramer, American tennis player.
  • 1924: Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Saudi aristocrat, king of Saudi Arabia between 2006 and 2015 (d. 2015).
  • 1924: Georges Charpak, French physicist of Polish origin.
  • 1925: Alicia Berdaxágar, Argentine actress.
  • 1926: Leopoldo Sucre Figarella, Venezuelan politician.
  • 1928: César Leante, Cuban writer, nationalized Spanish.
  • 1929: Íñigo Cavero, Spanish politician and aristocrat (f. 2002).
  • 1929: Betty Ruth, first Colombian-Venezuelan actress.
  • 1930: Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (f. 2002).
  • 1930: Lawrence Eagleburger, American politician and diplomat (d. 2011).
  • 1933: Dom DeLuise, American actor.
  • 1933: Meena Kumari, Indian actress (d. 1972).
  • 1933: Toni Negri, Italian philosopher.
  • 1936 – William Donald Hamilton, British evolutionary biologist.
  • 1936: Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer and businessman (d. 2008).
  • 1938: Jacques Diouf, Senegalese politician, FAO director general.
  • 1938: Paddy Moloney, Irish folk musician.
  • 1941: Jordi Savall, Spanish violagambist, conductor and musicologist, specialized in early music.
  • 1942: Jerry Garcia, American musician, of the band Grateful Dead (d. 1995).
  • 1942: Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, Mexican drug trafficker.
  • 1942: Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor.
  • 1943: Carlos Roffé, Argentine actor (f. 2005).
  • 1945: Douglas Dean Osheroff, American physicist, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • 1948: Carmen Lomana, businesswoman and collector of Spanish haute couture.
  • 1948: Jorge Maronna, Argentine musician and comedian, founder of the band Les Luthiers.
  • 1949: Kurmanbek Bakiev, politician and Kyrgyz president.
  • 1949: Santiago Ramos, Spanish actor.
  • 1950: Loles León, Spanish actress.
  • 1950: Teófilo Eduardo Veras López (Teo Veras), Dominican radio host and businessman (f. 2018) .2
  • 1951: Tommy Bolin, American guitarist, of the band Deep Purple.
  • 1952: Juan Ribó, Spanish actor.
  • 1952: Zoran Đinđić, Serbian politician.
  • 1953: Óscar Cantón Zetina, Mexican politician.
  • 1953: Robert Cray, American musician.
  • 1956: Tom Leykis, American radio presenter.
  • 1958: Rob Buck, American musician, of the band 10,000 Maniacs.
  • 1959: Joe Elliott, British musician, of the band Def Leppard.
  • 1959: José Manuel Hurtado, Spanish footballer.
  • 1960: Chuck D, American rapper, composer, actor and music producer.
  • 1960: Cristina del Valle, Spanish singer.
  • 1961: Alberto Comesaña, Spanish singer.
  • 1962: María Belén Aramburu, journalist and Argentine television host.
  • 1963: Demián Bichir, Mexican actor.
  • 1963: Coolio, American rapper.
  • 1963: María Gabriela Epumer, Argentine guitarist, singer and songwriter (f. 2003).
  • 1963: John Carroll Lynch, American actor.
  • 1964: Adam Duritz, American musician, of the band Counting Crows.
  • 1964: Carlos «Café» Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2006).
  • 1964: Kaspar Capparoni, Italian actor.
  • 1965: Sam Mendes, British filmmaker.
  • 1966: Horacio de la Peña, Argentine tennis player.
  • 1967: Daniel La Tota Santillán, Argentine television host.
  • 1967: Maricruz Camacho Claros Beautiful reinita, Bolivian
  • 1968: Stacey Augmon, American basketball player.
  • 1968: Dan Donegan, American musician, of the band Disturbed.
  • 1969: Ana Celentano, Argentine actress.
  • 1969: Teresa Hales, Chilean actress.
  • 1970: Luis Callejo, Spanish actor.
  • 1970: David James, British footballer.
  • 1970: Maxi Trusso, Argentine singer.
  • 1973: Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress.
  • 1973: Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor.
  • 1973: Edurne Pasaban, Spanish mountaineer.
  • 1973: Gregg Berhalter, American footballer.
  • 1973: Antonio Gómez Pérez, Spanish soccer player and coach.
  • 1974: Dennis Lawrence, Trinidadian footballer.
  • 1976: Iván Duque, Colombian lawyer and politician, president of Colombia since 2018.
  • 1976: Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1976: Sultan Saeed, Maldivian athlete.
  • 1976: Jorge Rodrigo Barrios, Argentine boxer.
  • 1977: Damien Saez, French musician.
  • 1977: Gorka de Carlos, Spanish footballer.
  • 1978: Juliana Gattas, Argentine singer.
  • 1978: Dhani Harrison, British musician.
  • 1978: Begoña Maestre, Spanish actress.
  • 1978: Zac Brown, singer and American guitarist, of the band Zac Brown Band.
  • 1979: Roberto Hoyas, Spanish actor.
  • 1979: Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer (f. 2019).
  • 1979: Jason Momoa, American actor.
  • 1979: Aliaksandr Sulima, Belarusian footballer.
  • 1980: Alessandro Mancini, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1980: Esteban Paredes, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1980: Isabel Marcos Naranjo, Spanish announcer.
  • 1980: Gustavo Sever, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1981: Stuart Kelly, Scottish footballer.
  • 1981: Christofer Heimeroth, German footballer.
  • 1981: Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer.
  • 1983: Julien Faubert, French footballer.
  • 1983: Natalia Siwiec, Polish model.
  • 1984: Bastian Schweinsteiger, German footballer.
  • 1985: Adam Jones, American baseball player.
  • 1985: Dušan Švento, Slovak footballer.
  • 1985: Elton Rodrigues Brandão, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1986: Yelena Vesniná, Russian tennis player.
  • 1986: Elijah Kelley, American actor, singer and dancer.
  • 1987: Iago Aspas, Spanish soccer player.
  • 1988: Nemanja Matić, Serbian footballer.
  • 1989: Tiffany Young, Korean-American singer, member of the group Girls’ Generation.
  • 1989: Salman Al-Faraj, Saudi footballer.
  • 1990: Alakina Mann, British actress.
  • 1990: Jack O’Connell, British actor.
  • 1992: Jean Luc Gbayara Assoubre, Ivorian footballer.
  • 1992: Scarlet Red, pornographic actress and American erotic model.
  • 1993: Mariano Díaz, Dominican soccer player.
  • 1993: Leon Thomas III, American actor, singer, songwriter and music producer.
  • 1994: Gonçalo Paciência, Portuguese soccer player.
  • 1994: Domenico Berardi, Italian footballer.
  • 1995: Alessandro Deiola, Italian footballer.
  • 1998: Javier Alonso Bello, Spanish footballer.
  • 2001: Anatoli Trubin, Ukrainian footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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August 1 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 30 a. C .: Marco Antonio, Roman military and politician (n. 83 BC).
  • 371: Eusebio de Vercelli, Italian bishop and saint (b. 283).
  • 565: Justin I, Byzantine emperor.
  • 1098: Ademar de Monteil, French bishop.
  • 1137: Louis VI, French king.
  • 1252: Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Italian Franciscan missionary.
  • 1457: Lorenzo Valla, Italian humanist.
  • 1464: Cosimo de Medici, Italian politician and banker (b.1389).
  • Juan de Borgia Llançol de Romaní, the Spanish elder, cardinal and archbishop (b.1446).
  • 1546: Pedro Fabro, French theologian.
  • 1557: Olaus Magnus, Swedish writing.
  • 1589: Jacques Clément, French character, assassin of Henry III.
  • 1714: Anne I, British queen.
  • 1787: Alfonso de Ligorio, Italian bishop and saint.
  • 1798: François-Paul Brueys d’Aigalliers, French admiral.
  • 1840: Karl Otfried Müller, German intellectual and archaeologist.
  • 1866: John Ross, American Cherokee chieftain.
  • 1877: Guillermo Schulz, Spanish-German engineer (b.1805).
  • 1900: Lagartijo (Rafael Molina Sánchez), Spanish bullfighter (b.1841).
  • 1903: Calamity Jane, American outlaw.
  • 1915: Francisco Contreras Ballesteros, Mexican military man (b. 1873).
  • 1920: Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian leader.
  • 1923 – Warren G. Harding, American president.
  • 1940: Andrés Molina Enríquez, Mexican lawyer, sociologist and writer (b. 1868).
  • 1944: Manuel Luis Quezón y Molina, Filipino politician, first president of his country.
  • 1945: Blas Cabrera Felipe, Spanish physicist.
  • 1955: Carlos González Peña, Mexican writer and journalist (b. 1885).
  • 1959: Jean Behra, French Formula 1 driver.
  • 1964: Johnny Burnette, American singer.
  • 1967: Orlando Cochia, Argentine theater and radio author (b. 1915).
  • 1967: Richard Kuhn, German chemist, Nobel Prize winner for chemistry in 1938.
  • 1969: Miguel Labordeta, Spanish poet and playwright.
  • 1970: Manuel Droguett Reyes, Chilean politician (b. 1899).
  • 1970: Frances Farmer, American actress.
  • 1970: María Tereza Montoya, Mexican theater entrepreneur and actress (b.1900).
  • 1970: Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physiologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1931.
  • 1973: Gian Francesco Malipiero (91), Italian composer (b. 1882).
  • 1973: Walter Ulbricht, German communist politician.
  • 1977: Francis Gary Powers, American pilot.
  • 1980: Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b.1944).
  • 1980: Strother Martin, American actor (b.1919).
  • 1981: Paddy Chayefsky, American writer.
  • 1985: Fernando Previtali, Italian conductor and musician.
  • 1987: Pola Negri (Bárbara Apolonia Chalupiec, 90 years old), Polish silent film actress (b. 1897).
  • 1989: John Ogdon, British pianist.
  • 1990: Norbert Elias, German sociologist.
  • 1990: Bárbara Mujica, Argentine actress (b.1944).
  • 1993: Abraham Guillén, Spanish anarchist (b.1913).
  • 1995: Julián Berrendero, Spanish cyclist (b.1912).
  • 1996: Frida Boccara, French singer (b.1940).
  • 1996: Tadeus Reichstein, Polish chemist, 1950 Nobel Prize winner in medicine (b. 1897).
  • 1996: Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian doctor and missionary (b.1929).
  • 1997: Sviatoslav Richter, Ukrainian pianist (b.1915).
  • 2003: Marie Trintignant, French actress (b.1962), murdered by her boyfriend.
  • 2004: Philip Hauge Abelson American physicist (b.1913).
  • 2005: Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b.1920).
  • 2005: Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Arab king and dictator (b.1921).
  • 2008: Leopoldo Alas Mínguez, Spanish writer (b.1962).
  • 2009: Corazón Aquino, Filipino pro-American politician, president between 1986 and 1992 (b.1933).
  • 2010: Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican independentista (b.1920).
  • 2011: Florentina Gómez Miranda, Argentine lawyer and politician (b.1912).
  • 2011: Ana María Zeno, Argentine doctor (b.1922).
  • 2011: Concha Alós, Spanish writer (b.1926).
  • 2014: Carlos Galván (Juan Carlos Mostowyk), Argentine tango bandoneonist, conductor and composer (b.1940).
  • 2015: Stephan Beckenbauer, German footballer (b.1968).
  • 2015: Cilla Black, singer and British television presenter (b.1943).
  • 2015: Marco Aurelio Carballo, Mexican writer and journalist (b.1942).
  • 2015: Bernard d’Espagnat, French physicist and philosopher (b.1921).
  • 2016: Anne of Bourbon-Parma, French aristocrat, Queen of Romania (b.1923).
  • 2016: Raimundo Ongaro, Argentine union leader (b.1924).
  • 2016: Oscar Celli Gerbasi, Venezuelan academic and politician (b.1946).
  • 2018: Mary Carlisle, American actress (b.1914).
  • 2019: D. A. Pennebaker, American filmmaker and documentary maker (b.1925).
  • 2020: Wilford Brimley, American actor (b.1934).
  • 2021: Gino Renni, Argentine actor, singer and comedian of Italian origin (b.1943).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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August 1 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • World Day of Joy
  • Spiderman day
  • Pachamama Day
  • Switzerland: Independence Day.
  • Benin: Independence Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 1 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Peter ad Vincula
  • Saint Alfonso Maria of Liguori
  • Saint Ethelwold
  • Saint Ex-Superio of Bayeux
  • Saint Felix of Gerona
  • Saint Jonathan of Marchiennes
  • Saint Peter Fabre
  • Saint Secundino (martyr)
  • Saint Severus of Aquitaine
  • Blessed Alexis Sobaszek
  • Blessed Welcome by Miguel Arahal
  • Blessed Emeric of Quar
  • Blessed Juan Bufalari
  • Blessed Maria Estrella of the Blessed Sacrament and companions
  • Blessed Thomas Bezzoni.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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August 1 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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