August 23, 2023 was the 235th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
Officially recognised date of the Cry of Pugad Lawin, the start of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila (actual date and location is disputed).
Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
World Council of Churches is formed.
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.
Who were born on August 23?
William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, American general (d. 1953)
Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
Robert Solow, American economist, Nobel laureate
Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician
Charles Busch, American director, writer, actor and drag queen
Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)
Ozzy Lusth, American “Survivor” contestant
Heiko Schwarz, German footballer
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