Historical Events In August - 23
Sunday, 16 May 2021
1980 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77 on August - 23.
1982 Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1985 Said Aouita of Morroco sets the 1.5k record (3 29.46) in Berlin on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history said Aouita of Morroco sets the 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin
1986 On this day in history charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
1987 On this day in history siegfried Borris, composer, dies at 80
1988 Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem on August - 23.
1989 Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies on August - 23.
1990 On this day in history david Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80
1991 Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93 on August - 23.
1992 On August - 23 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 this day in history.
1993 On August - 23 charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
1994 Henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82 on August - 23.
1995 Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt (Life magazine) dies at age 96 on this day in history.
1995 Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96 on this day in history.
1997 Eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies on August - 23.
1999 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926) on August - 23.
2000 A Gulf Air Airbus jetliner with 140 aboard crashes into the Persian Gulf near Bahrain shortly after takeoff, leaving no survivors on August - 23.
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 this day in history.
2006 On August - 23 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 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 August - 23.
2012 On August - 23 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 World's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall on this day in history.
2017 On August - 23 air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead
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 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 Ecuador withdraws from ALBA on this day in history.