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Sunday August 23, 2020

August 23: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 406
    Radagaisus is executed after he is defeated by the Roman army under Stilicho.
  • 1305
    Sir William Wallace is executed for High Treason at Smithfield in London.
  • 1708
    Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1904
    The automobile tire chain is patented.
  • 1914
    World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
  • 1914
    World War I: the Battle of Mons; the British Army begins withdrawal.
  • 1943
    World War II: Kharkov liberated as a result of the Battle of Kursk.
  • 1996
    Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
  • 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.
  • 2010
    Manila hostage crisis, in which 8 hostages were killed

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1901
    John Sherman Cooper, American politician (d. 1991)
  • 1928
    Marian Seldes, American actress
  • 1934
    Sonny Jurgensen, American football player
  • 1949
    Shelley Long, American actress
  • 1963
    Park Chan-wook, Korean director and screenwriter
  • 1965
    Roger Avary, Canadian screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1969
    Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
  • 1970
    Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
  • 1970
    Krishnakumar Kunnath, Indian singer
  • 1979
    Ritchie Neville, British musician

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