Zodiac Signs August 1966 Birthstone
August Birthstones Astrology
- The August Birthstones are the Peridot and Sardonyx. The peridot symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess Pele. When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares. Peridot is called the traditional birthstone of August. Sardonyx is considered the secondary birthstone of August.
August Zodiac Signs
- Month of August Zodiac Signs are Leo(until August 22) and Virgo(from August 23 onwards).
- Leo (July 23 - August 21) Like the ruler of the jungle Leos are natural born leaders. Main qualities that make a great leader are being brave and headstrong. However Leos also can be loving and generous. To combine these qualities and finding balance is of great importance to Leos.
Leos are compatible with: other Leo as well as Libra, Sagittarius, Cancer, and Gemini.
- Virgo (August 22 - September 22) People born into the star sign Virgo are perfectionists. Having a goog memorie and great social instincts are big qualities of Virgo. Organization and planning comes very easy to Virgos. This is also the reason why working in teams as a project manager or even a normal team member feels like a great time to them.
Virgo are compatible with: other Virgos as well as Scorpio, Capricorn, Taurus and Cancer.
August Birth Flowers
- Month of August flower is the Gladiolus or Sword Lily. It blooms in a variety of colours like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. This birth flower stands for sincerity and symbolises strength of character. With Gladiolus, the recipient's heart is being pierced with love. The other August flower is the poppy. A red poppy signifies pleasure, a white poppy is given for consolation, and a yellow poppy wishes wealth and success.
- Strength, Moral Integrity, Remembrance and Infatuation. This long lasting August Birth Flower Gladiolus comes in a variety of colours.
Historical Events for August, 1966
- 1st » Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
- 1st » Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
- 7th » List of ethnic riots called Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
- 16th » Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 peop
- 18th » Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phước Tuy Province.
- 22nd » Labor movements United Farm Workers called NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
- 23rd » Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
- 26th » The Namibian War of Independence starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.
- 29th » The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Famous Birthdays on August in 1966
- 1st » James St. James, American club promoter and author
- 1st » George Ducas (singer) known as George Ducas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 2nd » Takashi Iizuka, Japanese wrestler
- 2nd » Tim Wakefield, American baseball player and sportscaster
- 3rd » Brent Butt, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- 3rd » Eric Esch, American wrestler, boxer, and mixed martial artist
- 4th » Kensuke Sasaki, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
- 5th » Jennifer Finch, American singer, bass player, and photographer (L7 (band) called L7 and The Shocker (band) e.g The Shocker)
- 5th » Jonathan Silverman, American actor
- 7th » David Cairns (politician) named David Cairns, Scottish politician, Minister of State for Scotland (d. 2011)
- 7th » Shobna Gulati, English actress
- 7th » Kristin Hersh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave)
- 7th » Jimmy Wales, American businessman, co-founded Wikipedia
- 8th » Chris Eubank, English boxer
- 8th » John Hudek, American baseball player and coach
- 9th » Vinny Del Negro, American basketball player and coach
- 10th » Charlie Dimmock, English gardener and television host
- 10th » Hansi Kürsch, German singer-songwriter and bass player (Blind Guardian and Demons and Wizards (band) known as Demons and Wizards)
- 11th » Nigel Martyn, English footballer and coach
- 11th » Juan María Solare, Argentinian pianist and composer
- 12th » Tobias Ellwood, American-English captain and politician
- 13th » Shayne Corson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 13th » Sean Hood, American screenwriter and set designer
- 13th » Scooter Barry, American basketball player
- 14th » Halle Berry, American model, actress, and producer, Miss World United States e.g Miss World United States 1986
- 14th » Karl Petter Løken, Swedish-Norwegian footballer and sportscaster
- 15th » Scott Brosius, American baseball player and coach
- 15th » Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actress
- 15th » Dimitris Papadopoulos (basketball) named Dimitris Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player and coach
- 17th » Maysa Leak, American singer and producer (Incognito (band) called Incognito)
- 17th » Jüri Luik, Estonian politician, 18th Minister of Defence (Estonia) or Estonian Minister of Defense
- 17th » Rodney Mullen, American skateboarder
- 17th » Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
- 18th » Gustavo Charif, Argentinian director and producer
- 18th » Sarita Choudhury, English actress
- 18th » Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
- 19th » Lilian Garcia, Spanish-American ring announcer and singer
- 19th » Lee Ann Womack, American singer-songwriter
- 19th » Wilco Zeelenberg, Dutch motorcycle racer
- 20th » Miguel Albaladejo, Spanish director and screenwriter
- 20th » Colin Cunningham, American actor
- 20th » Dimebag Darrell, American guitarist and songwriter (Pantera and Damageplan) (d. 2004)
- 20th » Enrico Letta, Italian politician, 55th Prime Minister of Italy
- 20th » David Rees Snell, American actor
- 21st » John Wetteland, American baseball player and coach
- 22nd » Gza, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
- 22nd » Eric Andolsek, American football player (d. 1992)
- 22nd » Brooke Dillman, American actress
- 22nd » Rob Witschge, Dutch footballer and manager
- 23rd » Charley Boorman, English actor and producer
- 23rd » Rik Smits, Dutch-American basketball player
- 24th » Nick Denton, English-American journalist, founded Gawker Media
- 25th » Albert Belle, American baseball player
- 25th » Robert Maschio, American actor
- 25th » Tracy-Ann Oberman, English actress and screenwriter
- 25th » Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Planet X (band) called Planet X, Dream Theater, and Black Country Communion)
- 26th » Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
- 26th » Shirley Manson, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress (Garbage (band) known as Garbage, Angelfish (band) called Angelfish, and Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie)
- 27th » Jeroen Duyster, Dutch rower
- 27th » Juhan Parts, Estonian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Estonia
- 28th » Priya Dutt, Indian politician
- 28th » Yoko Takahashi, Japanese singer
- 29th » Jörn Großkopf, German footballer and manager
- 31st » Jan Einar Thorsen, Norwegian skier
Famous Deaths for August 1966
- 1st » Charles Whitman, American murderer (b. 1941)
- 3rd » Lenny Bruce, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
- 6th » Cordwainer Smith, American sinologist, author, and academic (b. 1913)
- 12th » Artur Alliksaar, Estonian poet (b. 1923)
- 14th » Tip Snooke, South African cricketer (b. 1881)
- 17th » Ken Miles, English race car driver (b. 1918)
- 23rd » Francis X. Bushman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1883)
- 29th » Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theorist, author, and poet (b. 1906)
Year 1966 Chinese Zodiac Signs and Astrology. Month of August Star Signs.
Year 1966 Zodiac Signs and Birthstones by month