August 2

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 2. From 1900 until now. 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 Sholay in 1975 directed by Ramesh Sippy and Sweethearts on Parade in 1930 directed by Marshall Neilan.
But much more happened on August 2 over the years: find out below

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Movies

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

Sholay

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Sweethearts on Parade

Sweethearts on Parade

Release year: 1930

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Alice White, Lloyd Hughes, Marie Prevost, Kenneth Thomson

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Release year: 2015

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.

Top Hat

Top Hat

Release year: 1935

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes

Country: United States of America

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2?


Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2 over the years?


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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 2 over the years?
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The Rainmaker by John Grisham

The Rainmaker

Year: 1995

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt’s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor’s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.

Dave Barry Talks Back by Dave Barry

Dave Barry Talks Back

Year: 1991

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Yet another collection of Barry wit and wisdom by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and the author of Dave Barry Turns 40.

The Stubborn Heart by Frank G. Slaughter

The Stubborn Heart

Year: 1950

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thrilling, romantic story of how a daring, fearless young doctor defied his wealthy neighbors in order to accomplish his objectives

Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler

Mountbatten

Year: 1985

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A biography of Louis, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. It examines his long and distinguished career, his wartime activites as Allied Chief of Combined Operations and his time as Viceroy

The Rommel Papers by B.H. Liddell Hart

The Rommel Papers

Year: 1953

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When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of

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