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Tuesday August 23, 2022

August 23: Day of the Week

August 23, 2022 was the 235th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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

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)

  • 1305
    Sir William Wallace is executed for High Treason at Smithfield in London.
  • 1784
    Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it wasn’t accepted into the United States, and only lasted for four years.
  • 1799
    Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
  • 1927
    Sacco and Vanzetti are executed.
  • 1944
    World War II King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of General Antonescu, who is arrested. Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies (see King Michael’s Coup)
  • 1989
    1,645 Australian domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
  • 1990
    West Germany and East Germany announce that they will unite on October 3.
  • 2006
    Natascha Kampusch, who had been abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
  • 2007
    The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Anastasia are found near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
  • 2010
    Manila hostage crisis, in which 8 hostages were killed

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1917
    Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
  • 1924
    Robert Solow, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1929
    Vera Miles, American actress
  • 1934
    Sonny Jurgensen, American football player
  • 1956
    Skipp Sudduth, American actor
  • 1960
    Chris Potter, Canadian actor
  • 1964
    Kong Hee, Singaporean pastor
  • 1969
    Keith Tyson, English artist
  • 1974
    Benjamin Limo, Kenyan runner
  • 1975
    Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler

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