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August 23rd

August 23rd is the 235th day of the year (236th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 23rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 23rd

1754 Louis XVI (French King 1774-1792)

1769 Georges Cuvier (scientist, established the fact of extinction)

1852 Arnold Toynbee (economist, historian)

1912 Gene Kelly (actor)

1933 Pete Wilson (US politician)

1945 Bob Peck (actor)

1946 Keith Moon (drummer - The Who)

1949 Rick Springfield (singer, actor)

1949 Shelley Long (actress)

Shelley Long

1949 Geoff Capes (athlete, strongman)

1951 Queen Noor (Queen consort of Jordan 1977-1999)

Queen Noor

1953 Bobby G (singer - Bucks Fizz)

1961 Gary Mabbutt (soccer player)

1970 River Phoenix (actor)

1978 Kobe Bryant (basketball player)

1984 Glen Johnson (soccer player)

August 23rd in History

476 Odoacer is proclaimed King of Italy (usually seen as marking the end of the Western Roman Empire).

1305 William Wallace (Scottish military leader) is executed by the English.

1799 Napoleon leaves Egypt for France.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1821 Mexico independent from Spain.

1866 Austro-Prussian War ended by the Treaty of Prague.

1873 Albert Bridge opens in London.

1913 Little Mermaid statue unveiled in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Little Mermaid

1921 Faisal I crowned King of Iraq.

1948 World Council of Churches formed.

1954 Maiden flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

C-130 Hercules

1991 Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

August 23rd is also

Umhlanga Day (Swaziland)

Liberation Day (Romania)


People born on August 23rd are Virgo


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