Mordad (Persian: مرداد, Persian pronunciation: [moɾˈdɒːd]) is the fifth month of the Iranian calendar. Mordad has thirty-one days, beginning in July and ending in August of the Gregorian calendar. It is the second month of summer after Tir, and is followed by Shahrivar.
28 - 1332 - Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup d'état with the backing of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, beginning the nearly 25-year reign of the pro-US Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. In the West, the August 19th 1953 coup is commonly known as by its CIA cryptonym, Operation Ajax, whereas in Iran it is commonly referred to as the 28th Mordad Coup.
Birthday of pro basketball player Arshiya Ebrahimi wearing no. 8 in 22nd of Mordad.
Birthday of Demarcus Cousins, New Orleans Pelicans basketball player and member of the USA national team. 
- 19 - 1390 - Babak Masoumi, Iranian futsal player and coach.
- 10 - 1302 - Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States.
- "Months and Seasons - Persian Vocabulary". 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
- Kenneth M. Pollack, The Persian Puzzle, 2004
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