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Historical Events In August - 23

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1980  On August - 23 norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77  

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

1985  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 on this day in history.  

1985  Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games on August - 23.  

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

1985  On August - 23 said Aouita of Morroco sets the 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin  

1986  Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1990  David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1991  Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93 on this day in history.  

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

1992  On this day in history malcolm Atterbury, actor (7 Days in May, Wild River), dies at 85  

1993  Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1994  On August - 23 henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82  

1995  On this day in history photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt (Life magazine) dies at age 96.  

1995  On this day in history alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96  

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  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 on August - 23.  

2005  Israel's unilateral disengagement from 25 Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and West Bank ends on August - 23.  

2006  On this day in history 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.  

2011  On August - 23 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.  

2012  On this day in history four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia  

2013  50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon on this day in history.  

2017  On August - 23 world's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall  

2017  On this day in history air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead  

2017  On August - 23 uS Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters  

2017  India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year, 22,186 cases reported on August - 23.  

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

2018  On this day in history tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet ’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria  

2018  On August - 23 ecuador withdraws from ALBA.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on August - 23.  

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on this day in history.  

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  On August - 23 birth of stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)  

1724  On this day in history birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  On August - 23 birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on August - 23.  

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

1305  On this day in history death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on August - 23.  

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

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on this day in history.  

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