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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1765
    Beginning of Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767)
  • 1866
    Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
  • 1873
    Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opened.
  • 1938
    English cricketer Len Hutton sets a world record for the highest individual Test innings of 364, during a Test match against Australia.
  • 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)
  • 1946
    Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • 1958
    Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People’s Liberation Army’s bombardment of Quemoy.
  • 1977
    The Gossamer Condor wins the Kremer prize for human powered flight.
  • 1990
    Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western “guests” (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 23?

  • 1875
    Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist (d. 1946)
  • 1880
    Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
  • 1901
    Guy Bush, Major League Baseball pitcher (d. 1985)
  • 1908
    Hannah Frank, Scottish artist (d. 2008)
  • 1921
    Sam Cook, England cricketer (d. 1996)
  • 1928
    Marian Seldes, American actress
  • 1961
    Gary Mabbutt, English footballer
  • 1970
    Brad Mehldau, American pianist
  • 1974
    Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor
  • 1975
    Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler

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