August 31

Pridie Kalendas September (Day before September 1). Market Day on the Roman calendar.

Pashtunistan Day (Afganistan)
Malaysia Day/Independence Day
Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day
Feast of St. Raymund Nonnatus, cardinal, ransomer of captives
Feast of St. Aidan, bishop of Lindisfarne
Feast of St. Paulinus, bishop of Trier

Important Events:

  • 1583: Henry VIII excommunicated
  • 1990: The Replacements release their final album, All Shook Down. (OK, it's important only to me.)


  • Roman emperor and porn star Caligula
  • Equally bizzare Roman emperor Commodus
  • Annoying news anchor Dan Rather
  • Black Panther Eldrige Cleaver
  • Actor Richard Gere


  • 1057: Count Leofric, husband of Lady Godiva
  • 1422: Henry V, "Good King Harry" of England
  • 1997: ex-queen-to-be Lady Diana Spencer

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