Be an Angel Day
Southern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day
Belgium: Wedding of the Giants, Ath (Aug 22-24). Observed since medieval times. Goliath, King of the Festival, marries his fiancée at St. Juliens Church then battles the shepherd David in the afternoon. See www.ath.be
Canada: Morden Corn and Apple Festival, Morden, MB (Aug 22-24). See www.cornandapple.com
Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska and Oregon state fairs begin (Aug 22-Sept 1).
Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City, CA (Aug 22-24). See www.fiestalaballona.org/
In 1942, the Battle of Stalingrad began. During the five-monthlong battle, the city of 500,000 dwindled to a population of 1,515.
Anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam conflict: a team of Free French parachuted into southern Indochina in response to a successful coup by a communist guerilla named Ho Chi Minh in the French colony (1945).
Birth anniversary of author and friend of libraries Ray Bradbury (1920-2012).
Birth anniversaries of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), George Herriman (1880-1944), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906), Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) and Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003).
Happy Birthday! Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Tori Amos, Ty Burrell, Gerald Paul Carr, Giada De Laurentiis, Valerie Harper, Steve Kroft, Bill Parcells, E. Annie Proulx, Kristin Wiig, Cindy Williams, Carl Yastrzemski