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Sunday August 23, 2020

August 23: Day of the Week

August 23, 2020 is the 236th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 79
    Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
  • 1555
    Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
  • 1595
    Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
  • 1650
    Colonel George Monck of the English Army forms Monck’s Regiment of Foot, which will later become the Coldstream Guards.
  • 1864
    The Union Navy captures Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 1914
    World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
  • 1921
    British airship R-38 experiences structural failure over Hull in England and crashes in the Humber estuary. Of her 49 British and American training crew, only 4 survive.
  • 1942
    World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.
  • 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)
  • 1990
    West Germany and East Germany announce that they will unite on October 3.

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1875
    William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)
  • 1880
    Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
  • 1900
    Ernst Krenek, Austrian-born composer (d. 1991)
  • 1905
    Constant Lambert, British composer (d. 1951)
  • 1944
    Antonia Novello, former United States Surgeon General
  • 1948
    Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist
  • 1973
    Kerry Walmsley, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1974
    Ray Park, Scottish actor
  • 1981
    Carmen Luvana, American pornographic actress
  • 2001
    Zaijian Jaranilla, Filipino actor

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