August 23 is Singin’ in the Rain Day!
This holiday celebrates the classic musical that it is named for, as well as the starring character and director, Gene Kelly, whose birthday falls on August 23.
Singin’ in the Rain was an American musical comedy released in 1952 starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. The film was an amusing take on Hollywood, with the plot line focusing specifically on silent film actors transitioning into “talkies”. Despite Singin’ in the Rain’s modest success initially, it has come to be known as one of the best musicals of all time.
Celebrate Singin’ in the Rain Day by curling up and watching the classic movie, or go outside and sing to your heart’s content (even if it isn’t raining)!