August 2

August 2 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Muriel Robin (1955), Mary-Louise Parker (1964) and Peter O'Toole (1932). Several movies were released around August 2 over the years, such as The Secret in Their Eyes in 2009 directed by Juan José Campanella and District 9 in 2009 directed by Neill Blomkamp.
But much more happened on August 2 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 2 over the years?

The Secret in Their Eyes

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Juan José Campanella

Starring: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Country: United States of America

District 9

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Beaucaire

Release year: 1924

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lois Wilson, Doris Kenyon

Country: United States of America

Hail the Conquering Hero

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest

The Abyss

Release year: 1989

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2?


  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
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  • 2018 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen, Battle of Al Hudaydah: Alleged Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a fish market and hospital entrance kill at least 20 people in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. A Saudi spokesman denies that its jets were in the area at the time, and blames rebels instead. (BBC)
  • 2017 War in Afghanistan: A suicide bomber kills two American troops near the Kandahar International Airport in Afghanistan. The Taliban insurgency claims responsibility. (Reuters)
  • 2016 Syrian Civil War: A Syria Civil Defence volunteer search and rescue team says 33 people, mostly women and children, were affected by toxic gas dropped from a helicopter on Saraqeb in rebel-held Idlib Governorate. (Reuters)
  • 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: A projectile fired from Yemen into the city of Najran kills a Saudi Arabian citizen. (Al-Arabiya)
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Which were the most popular books released around August 2 over the years?

The Hunt For Red October

Year: 1985

By: Tom Clancy

Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy’s phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to

The Matarese Circle

Year: 1979

By: Robert Ludlum

An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov,

Anatomy of a Murder

Year: 1958

By: Robert Traver

First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

Veeck -- As In Wreck

Year: 1962

By: Bill Veeck

Classic story about his life owning the Cleveland Indians by Bill Veeck

Megatrends 2000

Year: 1990

By: John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene

Offering predictions and modern "soothsayings" for the 1990s and onwards, this book attempts to chart the changes to come, in politics, religion, advertising and culture.

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