National Bowling Day

August 14, 2021

August 14 - National Bowling Day

What Is National Bowling Day?

Bowling is a game that has been around for centuries, though not in the exact form we know of today. Modern bowling can trace its roots back to Germany, where the most similar game was played using kegels as pins and a stone as the bowling ball. As is the nature of games, bowling began to attract gamblers, leading to its banning in 1814 by the government of Connecticut. The law prohibited 9 pin bowling alleys, and so 10 pin bowling alleys were invented and the game continued to be played.

When Is National Bowling Day?

Set up your pins and bowl a strike or two, the second Saturday of August is National Bowling Day!

History Of National Bowling Day

The first National Bowling Day was sponsored by The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, Inc., the General Cigar Company, and NBC-TV in 1956.


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