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Tuesday August 23, 2016

August 23: Day of the Week

August 23, 2016 is the 236th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

August 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1328
    Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
  • 1555
    Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
  • 1572
    Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris – St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.
  • 1708
    Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1873
    Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opened.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille liberated.
  • 1948
    World Council of Churches is formed.
  • 1966
    Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
  • 1982
    Bachir Gemayel is elected Lebanese President amidst the raging civil war.
  • 1985
    Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany.

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1524
    François Hotman, French lawyer and writer (d. 1590)
  • 1875
    William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)
  • 1919
    Vladimir Rokhlin, Soviet mathematician (d. 1984)
  • 1924
    Ephraim Kishon, Israeli writer (d. 2005)
  • 1930
    Michel Rocard, French politician
  • 1951
    Jimi Jamison, American singer (Survivor)
  • 1961
    Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • 1971
    BoneCrusher, American rapper
  • 1979
    Jessica Bibby, Australian basketball player
  • 1982
    Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer

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