On This Day: August 31st
This is 243rd day of the year and 122 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—20 Elul 5778
- Chinese calendar—the 21st day of the 7th month of 4716 (Wu Xu)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Itzhak Perlmanconcert violinist
Alan Jay Lernerlyricist and librettist
Van Morrisonsinger, songwriter
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.