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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.  

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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 August - 23.  

1524  On this day in history birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  On this day in history birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

1623  Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on August - 23.  

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

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history 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  On August - 23 death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on this day in history.  

1106  On this day in history death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

1176  On this day in history death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on this day in history.  

1328  On August - 23 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  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on this day in history.  

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