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Historical Events In August - 23

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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  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 August - 23.  

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

1988  On this day in history mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem  

1989  Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies on August - 23.  

1990  On August - 23 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 August - 23.  

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

1994  Henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82 on August - 23.  

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  On August - 23 eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies  

1999  Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 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 this day in history nearly 60 million people in the Indus Valley, Pakistan at risk from arsenic in research published in "Science Advances"  

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

2018  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on August - 23.  

1593  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on August - 23.  

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

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

0634  On August - 23 aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

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

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on August - 23.  

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on August - 23.  

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 August - 23.  

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