So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
August 11th - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Chad from France in 1960. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
August 11th - events
  • 3114 - 3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2492 - 2492 BC – Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2003 - NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2003 - Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2003 - A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112 °F (44 °C), leaving about 144 people dead. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1999 - A total Solar eclipse (Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1999 - The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - East Timor: Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit departs South Vietnam. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Chad declares independence. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Hussein is proclaimed King of Jordan. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency hopping, spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1929 - Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - The Latvia-Bolshevist Russia peace treaty, which relinquished Russia's authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - The constitution of the Weimar Republic is adopted. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - World War I: the Battle of Amiens ends. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1898 - Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1858 - The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1804 - Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1786 - Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1755 - Charles Lawrence gives expulsion orders to remove the Acadians from Nova Scotia beginning the Great Upheaval. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 355 - Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • -480 - Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium – the Persians win a naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near Artemisium, a promontory on the north coast of Euboea. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
August 11th - births
  • 1993 - Alyson Stoner, American actress, model, singer and dancer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Dany N'Guessan, French footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Drew Storen, American baseball player (Washington Nationals) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Richard Keogh, Irish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Kaori Fukuhara, Japanese voice actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Pablo Sandoval, Venezuelan baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - J-Boog, American singer (B2K) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Asher Roth, American rapper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Grace Adams-Short, Big Brother 7 UK contestant Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Lucas di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Katie Rees, American beauty pageant contestant Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Alan Halsall, British actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Sandi Thom, Scottish singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Lee Suggs, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Daniel Lloyd, British cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Aggeliki Daliani, Greek actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Amber Mariano, American reality television personality Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Jermain Taylor, American boxer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Gemma Hayes, Irish singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Ben Gibbard, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Erick Lindgren, American poker player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - ?ubomír Viš?ovský, Slovak ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Iván Córdoba, Colombian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Bubba Crosby, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Will Friedle, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Davey von Bohlen, American guitarist and vocalist (The Promise Ring, Maritime) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Audrey Mestre, French diver (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Marie-France Dubreuil, Canadian figure skater Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Kira Kener, American pornographic actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Anju Jain, Indian cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Nigel Harman, British actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Carolyn Murphy, American model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Jonathon Prandi, American model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Tommy Mooney, English football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Julie Clarke, American model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Teresa Pavlinek, Canadian actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Ashley Jensen, British actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Eric Maleson, Brazilian bobsledder Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Collin Chou, Taiwanese actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Joe Rogan, American television host, comedian, commentator and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Nigel Martyn, English footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Marc Bergevin, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Viola Davis, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Embeth Davidtz, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Duane Martin, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Jim Lee, Korean comic book artist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Nikki Randall, American pornographic actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Hiromi Makihara, Japanese baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Shaul Karnain, Sri Lankan cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Ennis Whatley, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Craig Ehlo, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian guitarist and singer-songwriter (Soda Stereo) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese investor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Jah Wobble, English bassist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Ian Stuart Donaldson, British singer (Skrewdriver) (d. 1993) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Sylvia Hermon, British politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Marc Bureau, Canadian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Joe Jackson, English singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Mottu Vara Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Hulk Hogan, American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Amy Holland, American Pop Rock singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Bob Mothersbaugh AKA Bob 1, American guitarist (Devo) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Vincent Bilodeau, Canadian actor and comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Erik Brann, American guitarist (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapon engineer, designer of the AN-94 attack rifle (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Steve Wozniak, American computer pioneer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Eric Carmen, American singer and guitarist (Raspberries) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Tim Hutchinson, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Jan Palach, Czechoslovakian student protester (d. 1969) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Marilyn vos Savant, American newspaper columnist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - John Conlee, American country music singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Frederick W. Smith, American entrepreneur Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Stefania Toczyska, Polish mezzo-soprano Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Mike Hugg, British drummer, keyboardist and vocalist (Manfred Mann) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Lennie Pond, American NASCAR driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1936 - Andre Dubus, American short-story writer (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Jerry Falwell, American preacher (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Fernando Arrabal, Spanish writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Peter Eisenman, American architect Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Israel Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - John Gorrie, English director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Paul Soles, Canadian actor and television personality Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Arlene Dahl, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - Raymond Leppard, English conductor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Aaron Klug, Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Laureate Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Claus von Bülow, Danish-born British socialite Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Mike Douglas, American entertainer (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Stan Chambers, American television reporter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Alex Haley, American historian (d. 1992) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1916 - Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - José Silva, American parapsychologist (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1913 - Angus Wilson, British novelist (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1913 - Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1913 - Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1912 - Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (d. 1954) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1912 - Thanom Kittikachorn, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1909 - Yuji Koseki, Japanese composer (d. 1989) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer (d. 1989) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1902 - Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1902 - Lloyd Nolan, American actor (d. 1985) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1900 - Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1897 - Louise Bogan, American poet (d. 1970) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1897 - Enid Blyton, English author (d. 1968) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (d. 1978) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1892 - Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1878 - Oliver W F Lodge, English poet and writer (d. 1955) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1877 - Adolph M. Christianson, American judge, Justice and Chief Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1872 - Kij?r? Shidehara, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1870 - Tom Richardson, English cricketer (d. 1912) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1870 - Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1863 - Gaston Doumergue, President of the French Third Republic (d. 1937) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1858 - Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician, Nobel Laureate (d. 1930) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1855 - John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1837 - Marie François Sadi Carnot, French statesman (d. 1894) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1836 - Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1833 - Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and soldier (d. 1899) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1833 - Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1808 - William W. Chapman, American politician (d. 1892) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1807 - David Rice Atchison, American politician (d. 1886) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1794 - James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1778 - Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German (Prussian) gymnastics educator and nationalist (d. 1852) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1722 - Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1718 - Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1673 - Richard Mead, English physician (d. 1754) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1667 - Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Florentine patroness of the arts, the last scion of the House of Medici (d. 1743) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1648 - Jeremiah Shepard, American minister (d. 1720) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1467 - Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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