Historical Events In August - 23
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1980 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77 on this day in history.
1982 On this day in history 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 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 Said Aouita of Morroco sets the 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin on this day in history.
1986 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80 on August - 23.
1987 Siegfried Borris, composer, dies at 80 on August - 23.
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 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 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 On this day in history eric Gairy, PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies
1999 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia
2013 On August - 23 50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon
2017 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 August - 23 ecuador withdraws from ALBA.