August 23: Day of the Week
August 23, 2019 was the 235th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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August 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1858The Round Oak rail accident occurs in Brierley Hill in the Black Country, England. It is 'Arguably the worst disaster ever to occur on British railways'.
- 1873Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opened.
- 1938English cricketer Len Hutton sets a world record for the highest individual Test innings of 364, during a Test match against Australia.
- 1954First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
- 1970Organized by Mexican American union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.
- 1977The Gossamer Condor wins the Kremer prize for human powered flight.
- 1982Bachir Gemayel is elected Lebanese President amidst the raging civil war.
- 1989Singing Revolution: two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius-Tallinn road, holding hands (Baltic Way).
- 2007The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Anastasia are found near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
- 2011A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Mineral, Virginia, the earthquake was felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia. Damaged occurred to monuments in Washington D.C. and the resulted damage was estimated at $100 Million.
Who were born on August 23?
- 1911Birger Ruud, Norwegian ski-jumper (d. 1998)
- 1921Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
- 1926Gyula Hernádi, Hungarian writer and screenwriter (d. 2005)
- 1927Martial Solal, French jazz pianist and composer
- 1929Zoltán Czibor, Hungarian footballer (d. 1997)
- 1934Barbara Eden, American actress and singer
- 1947David Robb, British actor
- 1962Shaun Ryder, English musician
- 1969Keith Tyson, English artist
- 1977Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer
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