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Historical Events In August - 23

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

1980  Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77 on August - 23.  

1982  On August - 23 alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85  

1985  On this day in history in the Southern Xinjiang, China region a 7.3 quake killed at least 71, 162 injured, about 15,000 homeless and about 85 percent of the buildings destroyed in the Wuqia-Shufu area  

1985  On this day in history paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games  

1985  On this day in history said Aouita of Morroco sets the 1.5k record (3 29.46) in Berlin  

1985  Said Aouita of Morroco sets the 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80  

1987  Siegfried Borris, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1988  Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem on August - 23.  

1989  On this day in history helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies  

1990  David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80 on August - 23.  

1991  Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93 on August - 23.  

1992  On this day in history more than 500 survivors return to Singapore from the cruise ship Royal Pacific, which sank after a collision with a fishing boat  

1992  Malcolm Atterbury, actor (7 Days in May, Wild River), dies at 85 on August - 23.  

1993  On this day in history charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80  

1994  On this day in history henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82  

1995  On August - 23 photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt (Life magazine) dies at age 96.  

1995  Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96 on this day in history.  

1997  Eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies on this day in history.  

1999  On August - 23 norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)  

2000  On August - 23 a Gulf Air Airbus jetliner with 140 aboard crashes into the Persian Gulf near Bahrain shortly after takeoff, leaving no survivors.  

2000  On this day in history in a 'reality TV' record an estimated 51 million US viewers tuned in for the finale of CBS' series Survivor, in which contestant Richard Hatch won the $US1 million prize.  

2005  On this day in history israel's unilateral disengagement from 25 Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and West Bank ends.  

2006  In Austria Natascha Kampusch manages to escape after being kidnapped eight years ago by Wolfgang Priklopil who locked her up in his cellar. Priklopil commits suicide by throwing himself in front of a train on August - 23.  

2011  Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War on this day in history.  

2012  Four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia on August - 23.  

2013  On August - 23 50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon  

2017  World's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall on this day in history.  

2017  Air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead on August - 23.  

2017  On this day in history uS Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters  

2017  On August - 23 india toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year, 22,186 cases reported  

2017  On August - 23 nearly 60 million people in the Indus Valley, Pakistan at risk from arsenic in research published in "Science Advances"  

2018  Tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet ’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria on August - 23.  

2018  Ecuador withdraws from ALBA on August - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  On this day in history birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

1486  On August - 23 birth of siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on this day in history.  

1593  On August - 23 birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

1623  Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1724  Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796) was born on this day in history.  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on August - 23.  

1740  On August - 23 birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  Death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40) on this day in history.  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.  

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on this day in history.  

1305  On August - 23 death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on this day in history.  

1507  On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  

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