August 23: Day of the Week
August 23, 2021 was the 235th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 130 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1572Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris – St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.
- 1708Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
- 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'.
- 1864The Union Navy captures Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico.
- 1896Officially recognised date of the Cry of Pugad Lawin, the start of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila (actual date and location is disputed).
- 1946Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
- 1973A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm syndrome”.
- 19891,645 Australian domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
- 2007The skeletal remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Anastasia are found near Yekaterinburg, Russia.
- 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?
- 1754King Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
- 1875Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist (d. 1946)
- 1934Sonny Jurgensen, American football player
- 1953Ernst Savkovic, German footballer
- 1959George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
- 1960Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist
- 1973Kerry Walmsley, New Zealand cricketer
- 1975Sean Marks, New Zealander-born basketball player
- 1981Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer
- 1983Tony Moll, American football player
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