Daily Calendar for Saturday, August 5, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Saturday, August 5, 2023


  • King Louis III of France –
  • Carmen Miranda (actress & singer) –
  • Edgar Guest (poet) –
  • Marilyn Monroe (actress) –
  • Richard Burton (actor) –
  • Sir Alec Guinness (actor) –
  • Chick Hearn (basketball announcer, coined the phrases slam dunk and airball) –


  • Joseph Justus Scaliger (historian) –
  • Thomas Lynch (signer of the Declaration of Independence) –
  • Tom Thomson (painter) –
  • Conrad Aiken (poet) –
  • Neil Armstrong (astronaut; first to set foot on the Moon) –
  • Maureen McCormick (actress) –
  • Patrick Ewing (basketball player) –
  • Olivia Holt (actress) –


  • Sir Humphrey Gilbert established the first English colony in North America, what is now St John’s, Newfoundland–
  • The United States government issued its first income tax–
  • Supreme Lodge of Knights of Pythias incorporated–
  • Cornerstone for pedestal of Statue of Liberty laid–
  • The first electric traffic light installed, Cleveland, Ohio–
  • Royal Canadian Navy (through premier of British Columbia) acquired their first submarines–
  • Little Orphan Annie made her comic strip debut–
  • Gun turret and artifacts of Civil War U.S.S. Monitor recovered–
  • Ralston reservoir dam broke near Auburn, California, sending a 3-foot-high wall of water down the American River–
  • Brown booby spotted, Virginia Beach, VA–


  • A spectacular cloudburst and tornado at Chester Creek, near Philadelphia, brought 16 inches of rain in three hours–
  • 16 inches of rain fell in 3 hours in Delaware City, Pennsylvania–
  • An Earthquake shakes Pelileo Ecuador, registering 6.8 on the Richter scale and causing 6000 deaths–
  • Ice Harbor Dam, Washington, hit a temperature of 118 degrees F–

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