August 23: Day of the Week
August 23, 2019 is the 235th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1541French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
- 1650Colonel George Monck of the English Army forms Monck’s Regiment of Foot, which will later become the Coldstream Guards.
- 1799Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
- 1858The Round Oak rail accident occurs in Brierley Hill in the Black Country, England. It is 'Arguably the worst disaster ever to occur on British railways'.
- 1873Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opened.
- 1914World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
- 1938English cricketer Len Hutton sets a world record for the highest individual Test innings of 364, during a Test match against Australia.
- 1942World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.
- 1948World Council of Churches is formed.
- 2010Manila hostage crisis, in which 8 hostages were killed
Who were born on August 23?
- 1919Vladimir Rokhlin, Soviet mathematician (d. 1984)
- 1921Sam Cook, England cricketer (d. 1996)
- 1925Robert Mulligan, American film director (d. 2008)
- 1926Gyula Hernádi, Hungarian writer and screenwriter (d. 2005)
- 1947David Robb, British actor
- 1958Julio Franco, Dominican baseball player
- 1960Chris Potter, Canadian actor
- 1964Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1970Krishnakumar Kunnath, Indian singer
- 1981Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer
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