In August 1977 Queen Elizabeth the II visited Northern Ireland as part of her Silver jubilee celebrations. The two day visit was held amid tight security and saw her majesty hold a garden party at Hillsborough Castle.
On the 12th August 1977 the space shuttle enterprise made its first solo atmospheric flight. This was followed up by four more free flights in which the craft separated from the SCA and landed under astronaut control.
Both Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots and former Arsenal and France football star Thierry Henry celebrate their 40th birthdays in August.