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Tuesday August 15, 2023

August 15: Day of the Week

August 15, 2023 is the 227th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo 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.

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August 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1040
    King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
  • 1309
    The city of Rhodes surrenders to the forces of the Knights of St. John, completing their conquest of Rhodes. The knights establish their headquarters on the island and rename themselves the Knights of Rhodes.
  • 1511
    Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • 1549
    Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July 22, 1549).
  • 1695
    French forces end the Bombardment of Brussels, leaving a third of the buildings in the city in ruins.
  • 1939
    13 Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. There are no survivors.
  • 1941
    Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12 am, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason.
  • 1947
    India gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1971
    President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.
  • 2005
    Israel’s unilateral disengagement plan to evict all Israelis from the Gaza Strip and from four settlements in the northern West Bank begins.

Who were born on August 15?

  • 1844
    Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1908)
  • 1898
    Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)
  • 1909
    Hugo Winterhalter, American composer and bandleader (d. 1973)
  • 1925
    Mike Connors, American actor
  • 1933
    Jim Lange, American game show host
  • 1934
    Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1947
    Jenny Hanley, British TV presenter
  • 1967
    Peter Hermann American actor
  • 1977
    Nicole Paggi, American actress
  • 1978
    Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player

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