What’s on in August 2018

2 August 2018

What’s on in August 2018

by AGGro

1.         WED * LAMMAS  (Quarter day) – celebration of the Grain Harvest

* Athletics:  European Championships – Glasgow and Berlin. Inaugural event featuring rowing(2-5), cycling (2-12), gymnastics (2-12), aquatics (3-12), athletics (7-12), golf (7-12) and triathlon (9-11)

* Cricket – England v India, first Test, Edgbaston until 05/08

* 75years ago: WW2-  Operation Tidal Wave: Oil refineries at Ploiești, Romania bombed by U.S.AF

* Amber Rudd (Home Secretary) is 55 and  Barack Obama is 57 today

2.         THURS * Golf : Women’s British Open, Royal Lytham & St Annes – until 05/08

* 75years ago: WW2-  2,897 Romani are gassed when their camp at Auschwitz is liquidated.

* 75years ago: WW2-  John F. Kennedy’s PT-109 is rammed in two and sunk off the Solomon Islands.

3.         FRI * EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE -world’s largest arts festival, in 2017 it spanned 25 days and with 3,398 show in 300 venue – until 28/08

*  National Eisteddfod of Wales, Cardiff Bay – 6000 Competitors perform to 150,000 visitors for eight days – until 11/08

Ÿ Jack Straw is 72

4.         SAT * Lee Mack (comedian) is 50 today
5.         SUN *100 years ago: WW1 – Czechoslovak People’s Army of Komuch takes Kazan from the Bolsheviks and captures the Imperial Russian gold reserve.

* Marine Le Pen (French politician) is 50 today

6.         MON * 75years ago: WW2-  U.S. wins the Battle of Vella Gulf off Kolombangara in the Solomons.

* 75years ago: WW2-   German troops start pouring in to take over Italy’s defences.

7.         TUES
8.         WED *100 years ago: WW1 Hundred Days Offensive, last offensive on Western Front – until 11/11/1918

*100 years ago: WW1 Battle of Amiens, first phase of the Hundred Days Offensive. – until 12/08/1918

* Nigel Mansell, (English 1992 F1 world champion) is 65 ,Princess Beatrice is 30 and Roger Federer is 37 today

9.         THURS * Cricket – England v India second Test, Lord’s – until 12/08

* Football – Premier League transfer window closes

* Golf – US PGA Championship, Bellerive Country Club, Missouri

* 100 years ago: WW1 Battle of Montdidier – until 12/08/1918

10.     FRI * Princess Anne is 68 today
11.     SAT * Football – 2018-2019 Premier League season starts
12.     SUN * ‘The Glorious 12th’ – start of the Grouse shooting season
13.     MON *100 years ago: WW1 Battle of San Matteo – until 03/09/1918
14.     TUES
15.     WED * VJ DAY- 72 years ago: Japanese Emperor surrendered thus ending WW2 – the signing of the document of surrender on US Missouri was later on 2nd Sept 1945.

*Football – UEFA Super Cup, Tallinn

* 75years ago: WW2-  Land Battle of Vella Lavella island in the Solomons begins.[

* Carol Thatcher and Sir Mark Thatcher are 65 today

16.     THURS *  A LEVEL & AS LEVEL RESULTS DAY

* 75years ago: WW2- Allied bombers in the Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission suffer heavy losses

* 75years ago: WW2-  Operation Crossbow-  RAF bombs Peenemünde V-2 rocket facility.

17.     FRI * Robert De Niro (actor)  is 75 today
18.     SAT * Catholic Feast of Assumption – Virgin Mary’s body & soul goes ascends to heaven.

*Cricket – England v India, third Test, Trent Bridge until 22/08

*Athletics – Birmingham Diamond League

19.     SUN
20.     MON * 60 years ago: Prague Spring of political liberalization ends -750,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 6,500 tanks with 800 planes invade Czechoslovakia.
21.     TUES
22.     WED
23.     THURS * GCSE RESULTS DAY

* Cricket – T20 Blast quarter-finals – until 26/08

* Canoeing – Sprint World Championships, Coimbra, Portugal – until 26/08

24.     FRI * Pop music:  Reading and Leeds Festivals – until 26/08

* CarFest South(Laverstoke Park Farm Hants: in aid of ‘Children in Need’ (founded by DJ Chris Evans) – until 26/08

25.     SAT * Pop music: Notting Hill Carnival, London – until 27/08

* Rugby league – Challenge Cup final, Wembley

* Triathlon – ITU World Series, Montreal – until 26/08

* Cycling – La Vuelta a Espana – until 16/09

* 75years ago: WW2-  Operation Polkovodets Rumyantsev liberates Kharkov, Ukraine

The Battle of Kursk was the first successful major Soviet summer offensive of WW2.

26.     SUN * Formula 1 – Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps

* Motorcycling – British MotoGP, Silverstone

* 100 years ago: WW1 Fourth Battle of Arras – until 03/09/1918

* 100 years ago: WW1 Battle of Baku, last Turkish offensive of the war. – until 14/09/1918

27.     MON AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY

* Tennis – US Open, New York – until 09/09

* Cricket – Women’s Super League Finals Day, Hove

28.     TUES
29.     WED
30.     THURS * Football: Women’s World Cup qualifiers – Scotland v Switzerland

* Cricket: England v India, fourth Test, Southampton – until 03/09

* 100 years ago: WW1 Battle of Lioma.

31.     FRI * 21 years ago: Princess Diana (1961-1997) & Dodi Fayed killed in car crash.

* 100 years ago: WW1 Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin – until 03/09/1918

* 75years ago: WW2-  Northwest African Air Forces bomb Pisa, italy

* Football – Women’s World Cup qualifiers – Wales v England; Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland

 

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