August 12

August 12 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include François Hollande (1954), Cara Delevingne (1992) and Julien Lepers (1949). Several movies were released around August 12 over the years, such as Life of Brian in 1979 directed by Terry Jones and Boot Polish in 1954 directed by Prakash Arora.
But much more happened on August 12 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 12 over the years?

Life of Brian

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Boot Polish

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Prakash Arora

Starring: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Dead Man's Shoes

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Shane Meadows

Starring: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

Take the Money and Run

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde

Country: United States of America

The Mother and the Law

Release year: 1919

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Miriam Cooper, Vera Lewis

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 12?


  • 2018 August 2018 Lombok earthquake: The BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed that the death toll from the earthquake in Lombok rises to 436. (
  • 2017 Syrian Civil War: Seven members of the White Helmets are shot dead by unidentified gunmen who stormed their office in rebel-held Sarmin, in northwestern Syria. (CNN)
  • 2016 August 2016 Thailand bombings: A series of coordinated bombings across Thailand, mostly at sites popular with tourists, leaves at least four people dead and dozens wounded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. (The New York Times)
  • 2015 Syrian Civil War: Artillery strikes in Damascus during a visit by the Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif kill at least 40 people and wound more than 180. (The News Hub)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 12 over the years?


Which were the most popular books released around August 12 over the years?

Jfk Coloring Book

Year: 1962

By: Jackie Kannon

How did a coloring book spend 14 weeks on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list??? The year was 1962.

The Land They Fought For

Year: 1955

By: Clifford Dowdey

Book by Dowdey, Clifford


Year: 1977

By: John Cheever

Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him


Year: 1996

By: Sandra Brown

Barrie Travis is a damn good reporter stuck at a low-budget television station when the First Lady calls her―and offers her the opportunity of a lifetime.

In A Sunburned Country

Year: 2000

By: Bill Bryson

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out.

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