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August 23 Events - World Wide

On the Gregorian calendar, August 23rd holds the position of being the 235th day of a standard year (or the 236th day during a leap year), signifying the progress of time and the advancement through the year’s timeline. With this day’s arrival, a count of 130 days is all that separates us from the culmination of the year. As summer days begin to wane and transition into the embrace of autumn, the significance of August 23rd is a reminder of the ever-constant march of days, steadily guiding us towards the completion of another cycle around the sun. Whether it be a day of reflection upon goals achieved and aspirations yet to be fulfilled, or simply a waypoint in the journey of life, this juncture prompts contemplation on the passage of time and the accomplishments that can be achieved within its confines. The transition from August to the subsequent months underscores the ephemeral nature of moments, urging us to make the most of the time we have. So, as August 23rd unfurls its presence, it carries with it the dual nature of being a reminder of temporal progression and a call to seize the remaining days with purpose and intention.

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Events List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 30 BC – Following the triumphant invasion of Egypt, Octavian orders the execution of Marcus Antonius Antyllus, the eldest son of Mark Antony, as well as Caesarion, the final ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and the sole offspring of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.
  • 20 BC – The Ludi Volcanalici festivities take place within the sacred precinct of Vulcan. Augustus orchestrates these celebrations to commemorate the pact with Parthia and the retrieval of the legionary emblems lost during the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC.
  • 79 AD – On the day dedicated to Vulcan, the ancient Roman god of fire, Mount Vesuvius initiates its restless activity, foreshadowing the catastrophic events that would later unfold.
  • 476 AD – Odoacer, leader of the Germanic tribes, specifically the Herulic-Scirian foederati, proclaims himself “King of Italy” (rex Italiae) with the support of his troops.
  • 1244 AD – During the Siege of Jerusalem, the Khwarazmiyya forces compel the surrender of the city’s stronghold, the Tower of David, marking a pivotal moment in the conflict.
  • 1268 AD – The Battle of Tagliacozzo symbolizes the downfall of the Hohenstaufen dynasty from both the Imperial and Sicilian thrones. This event ushers in a new era of Angevin dominance in Southern Italy.
  • 1305 AD – Sir William Wallace faces execution for high treason in London’s Smithfield, a consequence of his defiant stand against English rule.
  • 1328 AD – The Battle of Cassel sees French troops quelling an uprising led by Flemish farmers, effectively suppressing the revolt.
  • 1382 AD – Moscow becomes the target of a siege by the Golden Horde, under the leadership of Tokhtamysh, posing a significant threat to the capital of the Grand Duchy of Moscow.
  • 1514 AD – Sultan Selim I of the Ottoman Empire secures a decisive triumph over Shah Ismail I, the founder of the Safavid dynasty, in the Battle of Chaldiran.
  • 1521 AD – Christian II of Denmark is ousted from the throne of Sweden, leading to the election of Gustav Vasa as regent.
  • 1541 AD – In his third expedition to Canada, French explorer Jacques Cartier arrives near Quebec City, marking a significant step in the exploration of the New World.
  • 1572 AD – Paris becomes the site of the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre, characterized by violent mob attacks against numerous Huguenots during the ongoing French Wars of Religion.
  • 1595 AD – Wallachian prince Michael the Brave achieves a tactical victory in the Battle of Călugăreni during the protracted Long Turkish War against the Ottoman forces.
  • 1600 AD – The Battle of Gifu Castle unfolds as Tokugawa Ieyasu’s eastern forces conquer the loyalist western Japanese clans under Toyotomi Hideyori. This engagement foreshadows the subsequent Battle of Sekigahara and culminates in the destruction of Gifu Castle.

1601–1900

  • 1628 – John Felton carries out the assassination of George Villiers, the inaugural Duke of Buckingham.
  • 1655 – In the Battle of Sobota, the Swedish Empire, led by Charles X Gustav, achieves victory over the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1703 – The Edirne event unfolds as Sultan Mustafa II of the Ottoman Empire is dethroned from power.
  • 1775 – King George III issues his Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St James’s, formally acknowledging the American colonies’ transition into open and explicit rebellion during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1782 – British forces, commanded by Edward Despard, successfully retake the Black River settlements on the Mosquito Coast from the Spanish, marking a pivotal moment in the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1784 – The region known as Western North Carolina, which now corresponds to eastern Tennessee, proclaims itself an autonomous state named Franklin. However, this declaration is not recognized by the United States, and the independent state’s existence is short-lived, spanning only four years.
  • 1799 – Napoleon I of France departs from Egypt en route to France, where he is poised to seize control and reshape the nation’s destiny.
  • 1813 – The Battle of Großbeeren sees the Prussian forces under the leadership of Von Bülow successfully repelling the advancing French army.
  • 1831 – The uprising led by Nat Turner, involving enslaved individuals in Virginia, is suppressed by authorities.
  • 1839 – The United Kingdom captures Hong Kong in preparation for the impending First Opium War against the Qing Dynasty of China, establishing the city as a strategic base.
  • 1864 – The Union Navy captures Fort Morgan in Alabama, effectively breaking the Confederate stranglehold on all Gulf of Mexico ports except for Galveston, Texas, during the American Civil War.
  • 1866 – The Austro-Prussian War culminates with the signing of the Treaty of Prague, formally bringing an end to the conflict.
  • 1873 – The Albert Bridge, situated in Chelsea, London, is inaugurated, serving as a vital river crossing.
  • 1898 – Departing from London, the Southern Cross Expedition embarks on its journey, marking the inaugural British endeavor of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

1901–present

  • 1904 – The patent for the automobile tire chain is granted, revolutionizing traction on slippery roads.
  • 1914 – The Great Retreat begins as the British Expeditionary Force and the French Fifth Army withdraw before the advancing German Army during World War I.
  • 1914 – Japan enters World War I by declaring war on Germany.
  • 1921 – The British airship R-38 suffers a structural failure over Hull, England, and crashes into the Humber Estuary. Out of the 49 training crew members from Britain and America, only four survive.
  • 1923 – Captain Lowell Smith and Lieutenant John P. Richter make aviation history by conducting the first mid-air refueling on a De Havilland DH-4B aircraft, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
  • 1927 – Following a highly controversial trial, Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti are executed.
  • 1929 – The Hebron Massacre takes place during the 1929 Palestine riots, resulting in deadly attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron, forcing many to leave the city.
  • 1939 – The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact is signed between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. A secret protocol divides several countries into German and Soviet “spheres of influence”.
  • 1942 – The Battle of Stalingrad begins during World War II.
  • 1943 – Kharkiv is liberated for the second time by the Soviet Red Army after the Battle of Kursk during World War II.
  • 1944 – Allied forces liberate Marseille during World War II.
  • 1944 – King Michael of Romania dismisses Marshal Antonescu’s pro-Nazi government, leading Romania to switch allegiance from the Axis to the Allies.
  • 1944 – The Freckleton air disaster occurs as a US Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into a school in Freckleton, England, resulting in the death of 61 people.
  • 1945 – In the aftermath of World War II, the USSR State Defense Committee issues Decree no. 9898cc regarding the treatment of Japanese prisoners of war.
  • 1946 – The British Military Government establishes the German Länder (states) of Hanover and Schleswig-Holstein under Ordinance No. 46.
  • 1948 – The World Council of Churches is established, representing 147 churches from 44 countries.
  • 1954 – The Lockheed C-130 multi-role aircraft takes its inaugural flight.
  • 1958 – The Second Taiwan Strait Crisis commences as the People’s Liberation Army begins bombarding Quemoy during the Chinese Civil War.
  • 1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 captures the first photograph of Earth from its orbit around the Moon.
  • 1970 – The Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, commences under the leadership of Mexican American labor union leader César Chávez.
  • 1973 – A bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, evolves into a hostage crisis, giving rise to the term “Stockholm syndrome”.
  • 1975 – The Gurindji people in Australia initiate the Wave Hill walk-off, an eight-year protest for Indigenous land rights.
  • 1975 – The Pontiac Silverdome, located 30 miles northwest of Detroit, Michigan, opens in Pontiac, Michigan.
  • 1985 – Hans Tiedge, a high-ranking counter-spy in West Germany, defects to East Germany.
  • 1989 – The Singing Revolution gains momentum as two million people from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania join hands along the Vilnius–Tallinn road.
  • 1990 – Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with Western “guests” to try to prevent the Gulf War.
  • 1990 – Armenia declares independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1990 – The reunification of West and East Germany is announced, scheduled for October 3.
  • 1991 – The World Wide Web becomes accessible to the public.
  • 1994 – Eugene Bullard, the only African American pilot in World War I, posthumously receives a commission as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
  • 2000 – Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Bahrain, resulting in the loss of 143 lives.
  • 2006 – After eight years of captivity, Natascha Kampusch escapes from her captor, Wolfgang Přiklopil, who had abducted her when she was ten years old.
  • 2007 – The remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Grand Duchess Anastasia, the last members of Russia’s royal family, are discovered near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
  • 2010 – The Manila hostage crisis takes place near the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Philippines, resulting in casualties and injuries.
  • 2011 – A magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurs in Virginia, causing damage in Washington, D.C., estimated at 200 million–300 million USD.
  • 2011 – During the Libyan Civil War, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council captures Bab al-Azizia compound.
  • 2012 – A hot-air balloon crashes near Ljubljana, Slovenia, causing the death of six individuals and injuring 28 others.
  • 2013 – A riot erupts at the Palmasola prison complex in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, leading to the loss of 31 lives.

Births List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 1482 – Birth of Jo Gwang-jo, a Korean philosopher (d. 1520).
  • 1486 – Sigismund von Herberstein, a Slovenian historian and diplomat, is born (d. 1566).
  • 1498 – Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal, is born (d. 1500).
  • 1524 – François Hotman, a French lawyer and jurist, is born (d. 1590).
  • 1579 – Thomas Dempster, a Scottish scholar and historian, is born (d. 1625).

1601–1900

  • 1623 – Stanisław Lubieniecki, a Polish astronomer, theologian, and historian, is born (d. 1675).
  • 1724 – Abraham Yates Jr., an American lawyer and civil servant, is born (d. 1796).
  • 1741 – Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, a French admiral and explorer, is born (d. 1788).
  • 1754 – Louis XVI of France is born (d. 1793).
  • 1768 – Astley Cooper, a British surgeon and anatomist, is born (d. 1841).
  • 1769 – Georges Cuvier, a French biologist and academic, is born (d. 1832).
  • 1783 – William Tierney Clark, an English engineer known for designing the Hammersmith Bridge, is born (d. 1852).
  • 1785 – Oliver Hazard Perry, an American naval commander, is born (d. 1819).
  • 1800 – Evangelos Zappas, a Greek patriot, philanthropist, and businessman, is born (d. 1865).
  • 1805 – Anton von Schmerling, an Austrian judge and politician, is born (d. 1893).
  • 1814 – James Roosevelt Bayley, an American archbishop, is born (d. 1877).
  • 1829 – Moritz Cantor, a German mathematician and historian, is born (d. 1920).
  • 1843 – William Southam, a Canadian publisher, is born (d. 1932).
  • 1846 – Alexander Milne Calder, a Scottish-American sculptor, is born (d. 1923).
  • 1847 – Sarah Frances Whiting, an American physicist and astronomer, is born (d. 1927).
  • 1849 – William Ernest Henley, an English poet and critic, is born (d. 1903).
  • 1850 – John Cockburn, a Scottish-Australian politician and 18th Premier of South Australia, is born (d. 1929).
  • 1852 – Radha Gobinda Kar, an Indian physician and philanthropist, is born (d. 1918).
  • 1852 – Clímaco Calderón, a Colombian lawyer and politician, is born (d. 1913).
  • 1852 – Arnold Toynbee, an English economist and historian, is born (d. 1883).
  • 1854 – Moritz Moszkowski, a Polish-German pianist and composer, is born (d. 1925).
  • 1864 – Eleftherios Venizelos, a Greek lawyer, jurist, and politician who became the 93rd Prime Minister of Greece, is born (d. 1936).
  • 1867 – Edgar de Wahl, a Ukrainian-Estonian linguist and academic, is born (d. 1948).
  • 1868 – Edgar Lee Masters, an American lawyer, author, poet, and playwright, is born (d. 1950).
  • 1872 – Tanguturi Prakasam, an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the 1st Chief Minister of Andhra, is born (d. 1957).
  • 1875 – William Eccles, an English physicist and engineer, is born (d. 1966).
  • 1875 – Eugene Lanceray, a Russian painter and sculptor, is born (d. 1946).
  • 1877 – István Medgyaszay, a Hungarian architect and academic, is born (d. 1959).
  • 1880 – Alexander Grin, a Russian sailor and author, is born (d. 1932).
  • 1882 – Volin, a Russian anarchist intellectual, is born (d. 1945).
  • 1883 – Jonathan M. Wainwright, an American general and Medal of Honor recipient, is born (d. 1953).
  • 1884 – Will Cuppy, an American author and critic, is born (d. 1949).
  • 1884 – Ogden L. Mills, an American politician who served as the 50th United States Secretary of the Treasury, is born (d. 1937).
  • 1890 – Harry Frank Guggenheim, an American businessman and publisher who co-founded Newsday, is born (d. 1971).
  • 1891 – Roy Agnew, an Australian pianist and composer, is born (d. 1944).
  • 1891 – Minna Craucher, a Finnish socialite and spy, is born (d. 1932).
  • 1894 – John Auden, an English solicitor, deputy coroner, and territorial soldier, is born (d. 1959).
  • 1897 – Henry F. Pringle, an American historian and journalist, is born (d. 1958).
  • 1900 – Frances Adaskin, a Canadian pianist, is born (d. 2001).
  • 1900 – Ernst Krenek, an Austrian-American composer and educator, is born (d. 1991).
  • 1900 – Malvina Reynolds, an American singer-songwriter and activist, is born (d. 1978).

1901–present

  • 1901 – Guy Bush, an American baseball player and manager, is born (d. 1985).
  • 1901 – John Sherman Cooper, an American captain, lawyer, and politician who served as the 2nd United States Ambassador to East Germany, is born (d. 1991).
  • 1904 – William Primrose, a Scottish viola player and educator, is born (d. 1982).
  • 1905 – Ernie Bushmiller, an American cartoonist, is born (d. 1982).
  • 1905 – Constant Lambert, an English composer and conductor, is born (d. 1951).
  • 1906 – Zoltan Sarosy, a Hungarian-Canadian chess master, is born (d. 2017).
  • 1908 – Hannah Frank, a Scottish sculptor and illustrator, is born (d. 2008).
  • 1909 – Syd Buller, an English cricketer and umpire, is born (d. 1970).
  • 1910 – Lonny Frey, an American baseball player and soldier, is born (d. 2009).
  • 1910 – Giuseppe Meazza, an Italian footballer and manager, is born (d. 1979).
  • 1911 – Betty Robinson, an American sprinter, is born (d. 1999).
  • 1911 – J.V. Cunningham, an American poet, literary critic, and translator, is born (d. 1985).
  • 1912 – Gene Kelly, an American actor, singer, and dancer, is born (d. 1996).
  • 1912 – Igor Troubetzkoy, a Russian aristocrat and race car driver, is born (d. 2008).
  • 1913 – Bob Crosby, an American swing singer and bandleader, is born (d. 1993).
  • 1917 – Tex Williams, an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, is born (d. 1985).
  • 1919 – Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, an Azerbaijani mathematician and theorist, is born (d. 1984).
  • 1921 – Kenneth Arrow, an American economist and academic and Nobel Prize laureate, is born (d. 2017).
  • 1921 – Sam Cook, an English cricketer and umpire, is born (d. 1996).
  • 1922 – Nazik Al-Malaika, an Iraqi poet and academic, is born (d. 2007).
  • 1922 – Jean Darling, an American actress and singer, is born (d. 2015).
  • 1922 – George Kell, an American baseball player and sportscaster, is born (d. 2009).
  • 1924 – Ephraim Kishon, an Israeli author, screenwriter, and director, is born (d. 2005).
  • 1924 – Robert Solow, an American economist and academic and Nobel Prize laureate, is born.
  • 1925 – Robert Mulligan, an American director and producer, is born (d. 2008).
  • 1926 – Clifford Geertz, an American anthropologist and academic, is born (d. 2006).
  • 1926 – Gyula Hernádi, a Hungarian author and screenwriter, is born (d. 2005).
  • 1927 – Dick Bruna, a Dutch author and illustrator, is born (d. 2017).
  • 1927 – Allan Kaprow, an American painter and author, is born (d. 2006).
  • 1927 – Martial Solal, an Algerian-French pianist and composer, is born.
  • 1928 – Marian Seldes, an American actress, is born (d. 2014).
  • 1929 – Vladimir Beekman, an Estonian poet and translator, is born (d. 2009).
  • 1929 – Zoltán Czibor, a Hungarian footballer, is born (d. 1997).
  • 1929 – Vera Miles, an American actress, is born.
  • 1929 – Peter Thomson, an Australian golfer, is born (d. 2018).
  • 1930 – Michel Rocard, a French civil servant and politician who became the 160th Prime Minister of France, is born (d. 2016).
  • 1931 – Barbara Eden, an American actress and singer, is born.
  • 1931 – Hamilton O. Smith, an American microbiologist and academic and Nobel Prize laureate, is born.
  • 1932 – Houari Boumediene, an Algerian colonel and politician who served as the 2nd President of Algeria, is born (d. 1978).
  • 1932 – Enos Nkala, a Zimbabwean soldier and politician, is born (d. 2013).
  • 1932 – Mark Russell, an American comedian and pianist, is born.
  • 1933 – Robert Curl, an American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, is born (d. 2022).
  • 1933 – Don Talbot, an Australian swim coach and administrator, is born (d. 2020).
  • 1933 – Pete Wilson, an American commander and politician who served as the 36th Governor of California, is born.
  • 1934 – Sonny Jurgensen, an American football player and sportscaster, is born.
  • 1935 – Roy Strong, an English historian, curator, and author, is born.
  • 1936 – Rudy Lewis, an American R&B singer, is born (d. 1964).
  • 1936 – Henry Lee Lucas, an American murderer, is born (d. 2001).
  • 1938 – Giacomo Bini, an Italian priest and missionary, is born (d. 2014).
  • 1938 – Roger Greenaway, an English singer-songwriter and producer, is born.
  • 1940 – Galen Rowell, an American mountaineer and photographer, is born (d. 2002).
  • 1940 – Richard Sanders, an American actor and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1941 – Onora O’Neill, Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, a British philosopher, academic, and politician, is born.
  • 1942 – Nancy Richey, an American tennis player, is born.
  • 1943 – Dale Campbell-Savours, Baron Campbell-Savours, an English businessman and politician, is born.
  • 1943 – Nelson DeMille, an American lieutenant and author, is born.
  • 1943 – Peter Lilley, an English politician who served as the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, is born.
  • 1943 – Pino Presti, an Italian bass player, composer, conductor, and producer, is born.
  • 1944 – Antonia Novello, a Puerto Rican-American physician and admiral who served as the 14th Surgeon General of the United States, is born.
  • 1945 – Rayfield Wright, an American football player and coach, is born.
  • 1946 – Keith Moon, an English drummer, songwriter, and producer, is born (d. 1978).
  • 1947 – David Robb, a Scottish actor, is born.
  • 1947 – Willy Russell, an English playwright and composer, is born.
  • 1947 – Linda Thompson, an English folk-rock singer-songwriter, is born.
  • 1948 – Atef Bseiso, a Palestinian intelligence officer, is born (d. 1992).
  • 1948 – Andrei Pleșu, a Romanian journalist and politician who served as the 95th Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, is born.
  • 1948 – Rudy Ruettiger, an American football player, is born.
  • 1948 – Lev Zeleny, a Russian physicist and academic, is born.
  • 1949 – Vicky Leandros, a Greek singer and politician, is born.
  • 1949 – Shelley Long, an American actress, is born.
  • 1949 – Rick Springfield, an Australian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, is born.
  • 1950 – Luigi Delneri, an Italian footballer and manager, is born.
  • 1951 – Mark Hudson, an American record producer and musician, is born.
  • 1951 – Jimi Jamison, an American singer-songwriter and musician, is born (d. 2014).
  • 1951 – Akhmad Kadyrov, a Chechen cleric and politician who served as the 1st President of the Chechen Republic, is born (d. 2004).
  • 1951 – Queen Noor of Jordan is born.
  • 1952 – Santillana, a Spanish footballer, is born.
  • 1952 – Georgios Paraschos, a Greek footballer and manager, is born.
  • 1953 – Bobby G, an English singer-songwriter, is born.
  • 1954 – Charles Busch, an American actor and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1954 – Halimah Yacob, a Singaporean unionist and politician who became the 9th Speaker and 8th President of Singapore, is born.
  • 1955 – David Learner, a British actor, is born.
  • 1956 – Andreas Floer, a German mathematician and academic, is born (d. 1991).
  • 1956 – Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, a Norwegian educator and politician who served as the Norwegian Minister of Culture, is born.
  • 1956 – Skipp Sudduth, an American actor, is born.
  • 1957 – Tasos Mitropoulos, a Greek footballer and politician, is born.
  • 1958 – Julio Franco, a Dominican baseball player and manager, is born.
  • 1959 – Edwyn Collins, a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist, is born.
  • 1959 – George Kalovelonis, a Greek tennis player and coach, is born.
  • 1960 – Gary Hoey, an American guitarist, songwriter, and producer, is born.
  • 1961 – Dean DeLeo, an American guitarist and songwriter, is born.
  • 1961 – Alexandre Desplat, a French composer and conductor, is born.
  • 1961 – Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, an Iranian commander and politician who became the 54th Mayor of Tehran, is born.
  • 1961 – Gary Mabbutt, an English footballer, is born.
  • 1961 – Hitomi Takahashi, a Japanese actress, is born.
  • 1962 – Martin Cauchon, a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the 46th Canadian Minister of Justice, is born.
  • 1962 – Shaun Ryder, an English singer-songwriter and actor, is born.
  • 1963 – Park Chan-wook, a South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1963 – Glória Pires, a Brazilian actress, is born.
  • 1963 – Richard Illingworth, an English cricketer and umpire, is born.
  • 1963 – Kenny Wallace, an American race car driver, is born.
  • 1964 – Ray Ferraro, a Canadian ice hockey player and broadcaster, is born.
  • 1964 – Kong Hee, a Singaporean minister and criminal, is born.
  • 1965 – Roger Avary, a Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1966 – Rik Smits, a Dutch-American basketball player, is born.
  • 1967 – Jim Murphy, a Scottish lawyer and politician who served as the Minister of State for Europe, is born.
  • 1967 – Richard Petrie, a New Zealand cricketer, is born.
  • 1968 – Laura Claycomb, an American soprano, is born.
  • 1968 – Chris DiMarco, an American golfer, is born.
  • 1968 – Cortez Kennedy, an American football player, is born (d. 2017).
  • 1969 – Tinus Linee, a South African rugby player and coach, is born (d. 2014).
  • 1969 – Jack Lopresti, an English soldier and politician, is born.
  • 1969 – Jeremy Schaap, an American journalist and author, is born.
  • 1969 – Keith Tyson, an English painter and illustrator, is born.
  • 1970 – Lawrence Frank, an American basketball player and coach, is born.
  • 1970 – Jason Hetherington, an Australian rugby league player, is born.
  • 1970 – Jay Mohr, an American actor, producer, and screenwriter, is born.
  • 1970 – River Phoenix, an American actor, is born (d. 1993).
  • 1971 – Demetrio Albertini, an Italian footballer and manager, is born.
  • 1971 – Tim Gutberlet, a German footballer, is born.
  • 1971 – Gretchen Whitmer, the 49th Governor of Michigan, is born.
  • 1972 – Mark Butcher, an English cricketer and singer, is born.
  • 1972 – Raul Casanova, a Puerto Rican-American baseball player, is born.
  • 1972 – Anthony Calvillo, a Canadian football player, is born.
  • 1972 – Martin Grainger, an English footballer and manager, is born.
  • 1972 – Manuel Vidrio, a Mexican footballer, coach, and manager, is born.
  • 1973 – Casey Blake, an American baseball player, is born.
  • 1973 – Kerry Walmsley, a New Zealand cricketer, is born.
  • 1974 – Lexi Alexander, an American film and television director, is born.
  • 1974 – Mark Bellhorn, an American baseball player, is born.
  • 1974 – Benjamin Limo, a Kenyan runner, is born.
  • 1974 – Konstantin Novoselov, a Russian-English physicist and academic and Nobel Prize laureate, is born.
  • 1974 – Ray Park, a Scottish actor and stuntman, is born.
  • 1975 – Eliza Carthy, an English folk musician, is born.
  • 1975 – Sean Marks, a New Zealand basketball player and manager, is born.
  • 1975 – Jarkko Ruutu, a Finnish ice hockey player, is born.
  • 1976 – Scott Caan, an American actor, is born.
  • 1976 – Pat Garrity, an American basketball player and executive, is born.
  • 1976 – Melanie Gabriel, an English singer, is born.
  • 1977 – Douglas Sequeira, a Costa Rican footballer and manager, is born.
  • 1977 – Jared Fogle, an American spokesman and criminal, is born.
  • 1978 – Kobe Bryant, an American basketball player and businessman, is born (d. 2020).
  • 1978 – Julian Casablancas, an American singer-songwriter and producer, is born.
  • 1978 – Randal Tye Thomas, an American journalist and politician, is born (d. 2014).
  • 1978 – Andrew Rannells, an American actor and singer, is born.
  • 1979 – Jessica Bibby, an Australian basketball player, is born.
  • 1979 – Saskia Clark, an English sailor,is born.
  • 1979 – Edgar Sosa, a Mexican boxer, is born.
  • 1979 – Zuzana Váleková, a Slovak tennis player, is born.
  • 1980 – Denny Bautista, a Dominican baseball player, is born.
  • 1980 – Nadine Jolie Courtney, an American journalist, reality personality, and author, is born.
  • 1980 – Joanne Froggatt, an English actress, is born.
  • 1980 – Rex Grossman, an American football player, is born.
  • 1980 – Nenad Vučković, a Serbian handball player, is born.
  • 1981 – Carlos Cuéllar, a Spanish footballer, is born.
  • 1981 – Jaime Lee Kirchner, an American actress, is born.
  • 1981 – Stephan Loboué, an Ivorian footballer, is born.
  • 1982 – Natalie Coughlin, an American swimmer, is born.
  • 1982 – Scott Palguta, an American soccer player, is born.
  • 1982 – Cristian Tudor, a Romanian footballer, is born (d. 2012).
  • 1983 – James Collins, a Welsh footballer, is born.
  • 1983 – Athena Farrokhzad, an Iranian-Swedish poet, playwright, and critic, is born.
  • 1983 – Sun Mingming, a Chinese basketball player, is born.
  • 1983 – Tony Moll, an American football player, is born.
  • 1983 – Fiona Onasanya, a British politician and criminal, is born.
  • 1983 – Bruno Spengler, a Canadian race car driver, is born.
  • 1984 – Glen Johnson, an English footballer, is born.
  • 1984 – Eric Tai, a New Zealand rugby player and actor, is born.
  • 1985 – Valeria Lukyanova, a Moldovan-Ukrainian model and singer, is born.
  • 1986 – Sky Blu, an American rapper and DJ, is born.
  • 1986 – Neil Cicierega, an American comedian and musician, is born.
  • 1986 – Ayron Jones, an American musician, is born.
  • 1986 – Brett Morris, an Australian rugby league player, is born.
  • 1986 – Josh Morris, an Australian rugby league player, is born.
  • 1987 – Darren Collison, an American basketball player, is born.
  • 1988 – Olga Govortsova, a Belarusian tennis player, is born.
  • 1988 – Carl Hagelin, a Swedish ice hockey player, is born.
  • 1988 – Jeremy Lin, an American basketball player, is born.
  • 1988 – Kim Matula, an American actress, is born.
  • 1988 – Miles Mikolas, an American baseball player, is born.
  • 1989 – Lianne La Havas, a British singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, is born.
  • 1989 – Trixie Mattel, an American drag queen, actor, and country singer, is born.
  • 1989 – Heiko Schwarz, a German footballer, is born.
  • 1989 – TeddyLoid, a Japanese musician, is born.
  • 1990 – Seth Curry, an American basketball player, is born.
  • 1990 – Mike Yastrzemski, an American baseball player, is born.
  • 1992 – Nicola Docherty, a Scottish footballer, is born.
  • 1993 – Taylor Decker, an American football player, is born.
  • 1993 – Tyler Glasnow, an American baseball player, is born.
  • 1993 – Iván López, a Spanish professional footballer, is born.
  • 1994 – August Ames, a Canadian pornographic actress, is born (d. 2017).
  • 1994 – Jusuf Nurkić, a Bosnian basketball player, is born.
  • 1995 – Gabriela Lee, a Romanian tennis player, is born.
  • 1995 – Cameron Norrie, a British tennis player, is born.
  • 1997 – Lil Yachty, an American rapper and singer, is born.
  • 1998 – P. J. Washington, an American basketball player, is born.
August 23 Death
August 23 Death

August 23 Death - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 30 BC – Caesarion, the Egyptian king (b. 47 BC), passes away.
  • 30 BC – Marcus Antonius Antyllus, a Roman soldier (b. 47 BC), meets his end.
  • 93 – Gnaeus Julius Agricola, a Roman general and politician (b. AD 40), completes his journey in life.
  • 406 – Radagaisus, the Gothic king, departs this world.
  • 634 – Abu Bakr, an Arabian caliph (b. 573), leaves this mortal realm.
  • 992 – Volkold, the bishop of Meissen, passes away.
  • 1106 – Magnus, Duke of Saxony (b. 1045), concludes his earthly existence.
  • 1176 – Emperor Rokujō of Japan (b. 1164), takes his leave.
  • 1305 – William Wallace, the Scottish rebel commander (b. 1272), meets his end.
  • 1328 – Nicolaas Zannekin, the Flemish peasant leader (in the battle of Cassel), passes away.
  • 1329 – Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282), breathes his last.
  • 1335 – Heilwige Bloemardinne, the Christian mystic (b. c. 1265), concludes her earthly journey.
  • 1348 – John de Stratford, the Archbishop of Canterbury, passes away.
  • 1363 – Chen Youliang, the founder of the Dahan regime (b. 1320), meets his end.
  • 1367 – Gil Álvarez Carrillo de Albornoz, the Spanish cardinal (b. 1310), takes his leave.
  • 1478 – Johannes Pullois, the Franco-Flemish composer (b. c. 1420?), concludes his journey in life.
  • 1481 – Thomas de Littleton, the English judge and legal author (b. c. 1407), breathes his last.
  • 1498 – Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, the eldest daughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon (b. 1470), passes away.
  • 1507 – Jean Molinet, the French poet and composer (b. 1435), meets his end.
  • 1519 – Philibert Berthelier, the Swiss soldier (b. 1465), concludes his earthly existence.
  • 1540 – Guillaume Budé, the French philosopher and scholar (b. 1467), passes away.
  • 1568 – Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton (b. 1495), breathes his last.
  • 1574 – Ebussuud Efendi, the Turkish lawyer and jurist (b. 1490), takes his leave.
  • 1591 – Luis de León, the Spanish poet and academic (b. 1527), concludes his earthly journey.

1601–1900

  • 1618 – Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero, the Dutch poet and playwright (b. 1585), passes away.
  • 1628 – George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, the English politician and Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (b. 1592), concludes his earthly journey.
  • 1652 – John Byron, 1st Baron Byron, the English soldier and politician (b. 1600), meets his end.
  • 1706 – Edward Nott, the English politician and Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1654), passes away.
  • 1723 – Increase Mather, the American minister and author (b. 1639), concludes his journey in life.
  • 1806 – Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, the French physicist and engineer (b. 1736), passes away.
  • 1813 – Alexander Wilson, the Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator (b. 1766), breathes his last.
  • 1819 – Oliver Hazard Perry, the American commander (b. 1785), meets his end.
  • 1831 – Ferenc Kazinczy, the Hungarian author and poet (b. 1759), concludes his earthly existence.
  • 1831 – August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, the Prussian field marshal (b. 1760), passes away.
  • 1853 – Alexander Calder, the American lawyer and politician (b. 1806), takes his leave.
  • 1867 – Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, the French poet and author (b. 1796), concludes his journey in life.
  • 1880 – William Thompson, the British boxer (b. 1811), breathes his last.
  • 1892 – Deodoro da Fonseca, the Brazilian field marshal and politician, 1st President of Brazil (b. 1827), passes away.
  • 1900 – In the year 1900, Kuroda Kiyotaka, a Japanese general and politician who served as the 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1840), passes away.

1901–present

  • 1924 – Heinrich Berté, a Slovak-Austrian composer, born in 1856, passes away.
  • 1926 – Rudolph Valentino, an Italian actor, born in 1895, leaves this world.
  • 1927 – Nicola Sacco, an Italian anarchist convicted of murder, born in 1891, meets his end.
  • 1927 – Bartolomeo Vanzetti, an Italian anarchist convicted of murder, born in 1888, departs.
  • 1933 – Adolf Loos, an Austrian architect and theoretician known for designing Villa Müller, born in 1870, passes away.
  • 1937 – Albert Roussel, a French composer and educator, born in 1869, leaves us.
  • 1944 – Abdülmecid II, an Ottoman sultan, born in 1868, passes away.
  • 1944 – Stefan Filipkiewicz, a Polish painter and illustrator, born in 1879, leaves this world.
  • 1949 – Helen Churchill Candee, an American geographer, journalist, and author, born in 1858, passes away.
  • 1954 – Jaan Sarv, an Estonian mathematician and scholar, born in 1877, departs.
  • 1960 – Oscar Hammerstein II, an American director, producer, and composer, born in 1895, passes away.
  • 1962 – Walter Anderson, a Russian-German ethnologist and academic, born in 1885, leaves us.
  • 1962 – Hoot Gibson, an American actor, director, and producer, born in 1892, departs.
  • 1964 – Edmond Hogan, an Australian politician and the 30th Premier of Victoria, born in 1883, passes away.
  • 1966 – Francis X. Bushman, an American actor, director, and screenwriter, born in 1883, leaves this world.
  • 1967 – Georges Berger, a Belgian race car driver, born in 1918, passes away.
  • 1967 – Nathaniel Cartmell, an American runner and coach, born in 1883, departs.
  • 1974 – Roberto Assagioli, an Italian psychiatrist and author, born in 1888, passes away.
  • 1975 – Faruk Gürler, a Turkish general, born in 1913, leaves this world.
  • 1977 – Naum Gabo, a Russian sculptor and academic, born in 1890, passes away.
  • 1982 – Stanford Moore, an American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, born in 1913, leaves us.
  • 1987 – Didier Pironi, a French race car and boat driver, born in 1952, departs.
  • 1989 – Mohammed Abed Elhai, a Sudanese poet and academic, born in 1944, passes away.
  • 1989 – R. D. Laing, a Scottish psychiatrist and author, born in 1927, leaves this world.
  • 1990 – David Rose, an American pianist and composer, born in 1910, passes away.
  • 1994 – Zoltán Fábri, a Hungarian director and screenwriter, born in 1917, departs.
  • 1995 – Alfred Eisenstaedt, a German-American photographer and journalist, born in 1898, passes away.
  • 1996 – Margaret Tucker, an Australian author and activist, born in 1904, leaves this world.
  • 1997 – Eric Gairy, a Grenadian educator and politician, the 1st Prime Minister of Grenada, born in 1922, passes away.
  • 1997 – John Kendrew, an English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize laureate, born in 1917, leaves us.
  • 1999 – Norman Wexler, an American screenwriter, born in 1926, passes away.
  • 1999 – James White, an Irish author, born in 1928, leaves this world.
  • 2000 – John Anthony Kaiser, an American priest and missionary, born in 1932, departs.
  • 2001 – Kathleen Freeman, an American actress, born in 1919, passes away.
  • 2001 – Peter Maas, an American journalist and author, born in 1929, leaves us.
  • 2002 – Hoyt Wilhelm, an American baseball player and coach, born in 1922, departs.
  • 2003 – Bobby Bonds, an American baseball player and manager, born in 1946, passes away.
  • 2003 – Jack Dyer, an Australian footballer and coach, born in 1913, leaves this world.
  • 2003 – Jan Sedivka, a Czech-Australian violinist and educator, born in 1917, departs.
  • 2003 – Michael Kijana Wamalwa, a Kenyan lawyer and politician, the 8th Vice President of Kenya, born in 1944, passes away.
  • 2005 – Brock Peters, an American actor, born in 1927, leaves us.
  • 2006 – Maynard Ferguson, a Canadian trumpet player and bandleader, born in 1928, departs.
  • 2008 – John Russell, an English-American author and critic, born in 1919, passes away.
  • 2012 – Jerry Nelson, an American puppeteer and voice actor, born in 1934, leaves this world.
  • 2012 – Josepha Sherman, an American anthologist and author, born in 1946, departs.
  • 2013 – Richard J. Corman, an American businessman who founded the R.J. Corman Railroad Group, born in 1955, passes away.
  • 2013 – William Glasser, an American psychiatrist and author, born in 1925, leaves us.
  • 2013 – Charles Lisanby, an American production designer and set director, born in 1924, departs.
  • 2013 – Konstanty Miodowicz, a Polish ethnographer and politician, born in 1951, passes away.
  • 2013 – Vesna Rožič, a Slovenian chess player, born in 1987, leaves this world.
  • 2013 – Tatyana Zaslavskaya, a Russian sociologist and economist, born in 1927, departs.
  • 2014 – Albert Ebossé Bodjongo, a Cameroonian footballer, born in 1989, passes away.
  • 2014 – Annefleur Kalvenhaar, a Dutch cyclist, born in 1994, leaves us.
  • 2014 – Birgitta Stenberg, a Swedish author and illustrator, born in 1932, departs.
  • 2014 – Jaume Vallcorba Plana, a Spanish philologist and publisher, born in 1949, passes away.
  • 2015 – Augusta Chiwy, a Congolese-Belgian nurse, born in 1921, leaves this world.
  • 2015 – Guy Ligier, a French rugby player and race car driver, born in 1930, departs.
  • 2015 – Enrique Reneau, a Honduran footballer, born in 1971, passes away.
  • 2015 – Paul Royle, an Australian lieutenant and pilot, born in 1914, leaves us.
  • 2021 – Elizabeth Blackadder, a Scottish painter and printmaker, born in 1931, departs.

23 August Holidays- World Wide

– In Russia, it commemorates the Battle of Kursk Day.
– In the realm of Christian feast days, several saints are celebrated including Ascelina, Asterius, Claudius, and Neon, Éogan of Ardstraw, Lupus (Luppus) of Novae, Philip Benitius, Quiriacus and companions of Ostia, Rose of Lima, Tydfil, and Zacchaeus of Jerusalem. These celebrations are observed within the Eastern Orthodox liturgics on this day.
– Ukraine marks the Day of the National Flag.
– Throughout the European Union and other countries, it is observed as the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, often referred to as Black Ribbon Day.
– Liberation from Fascist Occupation Day is recognized in Romania.
– The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed globally.
– Iran designates it as the National Day for Physicians.
– In Eswatini, the day is known as Umhlanga Day.

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