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.
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)
- 406Radagaisus is executed after he is defeated by the Roman army under Stilicho.
- 1305Sir William Wallace is executed for High Treason at Smithfield in London.
- 1708Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
- 1904The automobile tire chain is patented.
- 1914World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
- 1914World War I: the Battle of Mons; the British Army begins withdrawal.
- 1943World War II: Kharkov liberated as a result of the Battle of Kursk.
- 1996Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
- 2006Natascha Kampusch, who had been abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
- 2010Manila hostage crisis, in which 8 hostages were killed
Who were born on August 23?
- 1901John Sherman Cooper, American politician (d. 1991)
- 1928Marian Seldes, American actress
- 1934Sonny Jurgensen, American football player
- 1949Shelley Long, American actress
- 1963Park Chan-wook, Korean director and screenwriter
- 1965Roger Avary, Canadian screenwriter, director, and producer
- 1969Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
- 1970Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
- 1970Krishnakumar Kunnath, Indian singer
- 1979Ritchie Neville, British musician
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