The List: August

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1 August:
Switzerland – National Day 1291
Benin – Independence Day 1960

2 August:
Steve Hillage b. 1951
Peter Farnan b. 1959
Weird Science movie released 1985

3 August
Brian Eno – Neroli released 1993

4 August:
Cook Islands – Independence Day 1965
INXS – Welcome to Wherever You Are released 1992
Babe movie released in the US 1995

6 August:
Bolivia – Proclamation of Republic 1825
Howard Hodgkin b. 1932
Jamaica – Independence Day 1962
Human League – Secrets released 2001

7 August:
Cote D’Ivoire – Independence Day 1960

8 August:
Taipei Fine Arts Museum opens 1983

9 August:
Singapore – National Day 1965

10 August:
Louvre Paris opens 1793
Ecuador – Proclamation of Independence 1809
Jon Farriss b. 1961
Julia Fordham b. 1962

11 August:
Jackson Pollock d. 1959
Chad – Independence Day 1960
Chic – C’est Chic released 1978

13 August:
Gallipoli film released 1981

14 August:
Steve Martin b. 1945
Pakistan – Independence Day 1947

15 August:
North Korea – Choukhaebangui Nal 1945
India – Independence Day 1947
Republic Congo – 1960
Pretenders II released 1981

16 August:
Charles Bukowski b. 1920
Tim Farriss b. 1957

17 August:
Indonesia – Proclamation of Independence 1945
Gabon – Independence Day 1960
Lisa Coleman b. 1960

18 August:
Robert Fripp – A Blessing of Tears released 1995
Imogen Heap – Sparks 2014
Steven Wilson – To The Bone released 2017

19 August:
Afghanistan – Independence Day 1919
David Bomberg d. 1957

20 August:
Eero Saarinen b. 1910
Duran Duran – Liberty released 1990

22 August:
Robert Bell b. 1952
Roland Orzabal b. 1961
Depeche Mode – Construction Time Again released 1983
The Big Dish – Creeping Up on Jesus released 1988

23 August:
Do Re Mi – Domestic Harmony released 1985

24 August:
Jean Michel Jarre b. 1948
Wendy and Lisa album released 1987
Ukraine – Independence Day 1991
Imogen Heap – Ellipse released 2009

25 August:
Uruguay – Día de la Independencia (Independence Day) 1825

27 August:
Moldova – Independence Day 1991

28 August:
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me movie opens in the US 1992
Tim Bowness – Late Night Laments released 2020

29 August:
Liz Frazer b. 1958
Richard Barbieri/Tim Bowness – Flame released 1994
Gene Wilder d. 2016

30 August:
The Blue Nile – High released 2004

31 August:
Malaysia – Hari Merdeka aka Hari Kebangsaan 1957 (also Malaysia Day on 16 Sep 1963)
Trinidad and Tobago – Independence Day 1962
Kyrgyzstan – Independence Day 1991