August Trivia Questions and Answers 2023
Are you ready for some fun facts about August? Check out these August trivia questions and answers to learn more about this summer month!
August is considered the last month of summer when people try to soak up as much sun and relaxation as possible before the fall season arrives.
But how much do you know about this month? If you're looking for a way to test your knowledge and have some fun simultaneously, you're in the right place!
For more monthly quiz, see also July Trivia Quiz.
August Trivia Questions And Answers
- On August 16, 1977, what famous musician passed away in Memphis, Tennessee? Answer: Elvis Presley
- On what date did the first successful steamboat voyage take place when the Clermont travelled up the Hudson River? Answer: 17 August 1807
- Who delivered the famous speech on August 28, 1963, in Washington D.C.? Answer: Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I Have a Dream"
- What National Park was established in the United States on August 1, 1916? Answer: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
- What famous American novel by Harper Lee was published on August 20, 1960? Answer: To Kill a Mockingbird
- What famous American singer and songwriter passed away on August 16, 2018? Answer: Aretha Franklin
- Which renowned English biologist born in August 1861 coined the term "genetics"? Answer: William Bateson
- Which music TV channel was introduced in the United States on August 1, 1981? Answer: MTV (Music Television)
- Which famous American actor and producer was born on August 30, 1972, in California? Answer: Cameron Michelle Diaz
- What natural disaster caused extensive damage to the city of New Orleans on August 29, 2005? Answer: Hurricane Katrina
This Day In History August
- On August 2, 1776, what document was signed in Philadelphia? Answer: The Declaration of Independence
- The United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing over 100,000 people on what date? Answer: August 6, 1945
- The U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on August 1964, authorizing military action what country? Answer: Vietnam
- What event led to the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon on August 8, 1974? Answer: The Watergate scandal
- The United States dropped the second atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 on which nation? Answer: Nagasaki, Japan
- What famous American Science fiction author and essayist was born on August 11, 1921? Answer: Ray Bradbury
- What famous inventor demonstrated the first sound recording device, the phonograph in Menlo Park, New Jersey? Answer: Thomas Edison in August 1877
- When did Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a nonaggression agreement? Answer: August 23, 1939
- What amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920? Answer: the 19th amendment
- Which Royal Family member passed away in a tragic car accident on August 31, 1997? Answer: Diana, Princess of Wales
August Holidays and Observances
- International Cat Day is celebrated on August 8th each year. In which year was the first International Cat Day celebrated? Answer: 2002
- What event through out the month of August is celebrated amongst family by spending time with loved ones? Answer: Family Fun Month
- National Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August each year. In which year was the first National Friendship Day celebrated in the United States? Answer: 1935
- National Middle Child Day is celebrated on August 12th each year. What is the birth order of a middle child? Answer: The second or third child in a family with three or more children.
- National Senior Citizens Day is celebrated on August 21st each year. In which year was National Senior Citizens Day signed into law by President Ronald Reagan? Answer: 1988
- Women's Equality Day is celebrated on August 26th each year. In which year did the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution grant women the right to vote? Answer: 1920
- National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26th each year. In which country is the oldest known dog cemetery located? Answer: Egypt
- World Humanitarian Day is observed on August 19th every year. In which year was World Humanitarian Day first celebrated? Answer: 2009
- National Bow Tie Day is celebrated on August 28th each year. In which century did bow ties become popular? Answer: The 17th century
- National Aviation Day is celebrated on August 19th each year. In which year did the Wright Brothers make their first powered flight? Answer: 1903
Sporting Events In August Trivia
- The Summer Olympics officially began in Berlin, Germany on what date? Answer: August 1, 1936
- Who was the all-time Lakers leading scorer who tragically died in a helicopter crash in 2020? Answer: Kobe Bryant
- The US Open is one of the four major tournaments in professional tennis. In which city is the US Open held? Answer: Queens, New York
- The Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings featuring top athletes from around the world. In which city was the final event of the 2021 Diamond League held? Answer: Zürich, Switzerland
- The Little League World Series is an annual baseball tournament for children aged 10 to 12. In which US state is the tournament held? Answer: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
- The European Athletics Championships which took place in August 2022 was held in which city? Answer: Munich, Germany
- The English Football League (EFL) Cup, also known as the Carabao Cup, is an annual football competition in England. In which month does the competition usually start? Answer: August
- The FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2022 which started in August 2022 was held in which country? Answer: Lima, Peru
- Who has the best record in baseball in August 2022? Answer: The Los Angeles Dodgers
- The World Junior Hockey Championships 2022 which took place in August was held in which country? Answer: Edmonton, Canada.
10 August Fun Facts
- The month of August was named after Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of the Roman Empire.
- August is the only month without a major holiday in the United States.
- The birthstone for August is the peridot, a bright green gemstone.
- August is the peak season for fresh fruits and vegetables in the Northern Hemisphere.
- The Perseid meteor shower, which occurs in mid-August, is one of the most popular meteor showers of the year.
- August is National Water Quality Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of clean water.
- August is also National Peach Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the delicious and juicy fruit.
- August 9th is National Book Lovers Day, a day to celebrate the love of reading.
- August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day, a day to honor and show appreciation for older adults.
- In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the equivalent of February, and it is often one of the coldest months of the year.