August 23: Day of the Week
August 23, 2021 is the 235th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 79Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
- 406Radagaisus is executed after he is defeated by the Roman army under Stilicho.
- 1708Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
- 1873Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opened.
- 1914World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
- 1921British 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.
- 1929Hebron Massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attack on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, continuing until the next day, resulted in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
- 1958Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People’s Liberation Army’s bombardment of Quemoy.
- 2000Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
- 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?
- 1524François Hotman, French lawyer and writer (d. 1590)
- 1852Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia. (d. 1913)
- 1908Hannah Frank, Scottish artist (d. 2008)
- 1925Robert Mulligan, American film director (d. 2008)
- 1929Vera Miles, American actress
- 1934Sonny Jurgensen, American football player
- 1947Willy Russell, British playwright
- 1960Gary Hoey, American Guitarist
- 1973Casey Blake, American baseball player
- 1980Rex Grossman, American football player
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