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Who was born on August 23? Who died on August 23? What is celebrated on August 23? Who famous was born on August 23?
Historical Events of August 23 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 23:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 23 is the 235th
(Two-hundredth thirtieth fifth) day of the year.

There are 130 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

What a rested life the one from which the madding crowd flees.

— Luis de León
Spanish poet, humanist and religious (died August 23, 1591)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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August 23 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 79: Vesuvius begins to act, on the feast of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
  • 217: in Rome, in the middle of a lightning storm the Colosseum catches fire.
  • 406: Radagaiso is executed after being defeated by the Roman troops commanded by Stilicho.
  • 476: Odoacer, head of the Germanic tribes, is proclaimed rex Italiae (“King of Italy”) by his troops.
  • 1305: Sir William Wallace is executed for high treason in Smithfield, London.
  • 1328: Battle of Cassel: French troops prevent the uprising of the Flemish farmers.
  • 1514: The Battle of Chaldiran ends with the decisive victory of Sultan Selim I of the Ottoman Empire over Shah Ismail I.
  • 1541: French explorer Jacques Cartier anchors near present-day Quebec City, on his third voyage to Canada.
  • 1554: in the city of Santo Domingo, the Spanish Francisco Dávila founded the Mayorazgo de Dávila, in the person of his nephew Gaspar Dávila.
  • 1572: in Paris – on Saint Bartholomew’s Day – Catholic Christians murder Huguenot Christians (Saint Bartholomew’s massacre).
  • 1595 (August 13, according to the ancient calendar): Romanian King Michael the Brave faces the Ottoman army at the Battle of Calugareni.
  • 1799: Napoleon sets sail from Egypt to France.
  • 1812: in the north of Argentina – within the framework of the Argentine War of Independence – the Army of the North – led by the lawyer Manuel Belgrano – retreats to Tucumán (Jujuy Exodus).
  • 1813: in Germany, the Prussians defeat the French at the Battle of Grossbeeren.
  • 1839: in China, British forces capture the city of Hong Kong as a pass to prepare for war against the Qing dynasty.
  • 1866: the Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
  • 1901: Aiguille du Dru and Le Petit Aiguille du Dru mountains are climbed for the first time.
  • 1904: The first car chains are patented.
  • 1913: the Little Mermaid is installed in Copenhagen (Denmark).
  • 1914: in the framework of the First World War, Japan joins the Allied side and declares war against the German Empire.
  • 1917: in Venezuela, the dictator Juan Vicente Gómez closes the American Printing House of Maracaibo and the most important newspaper in the country, El Phonograph.
  • 1922: in Lima (Peru) the Peruvian Football Federation is founded.
  • 1923: in Vigo (Spain) the Real Club Celta de Vigo is founded.
  • 1927: in the United States, the Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed in the electric chair.
  • 1939: in the framework of World War II, the Soviet Union and the German Third Reich sign the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact.
  • 1942: in the Soviet Union – within the framework of the Second World War – the battle of Stalingrad begins.
  • 1943: in the Soviet Union – in the framework of the Second World War – Kharkov is fought as a result of the Battle of Kursk.
  • 1944: in Romania – in the framework of the Second World War – the people depose the fascist dictator Ion Antonescu. Dr. Petru Groza forms a coalition government. For convenience, King Michael I of Romania switched sides, siding with the insurgents.
  • 1944: on the southern coast of France – in the framework of the Second World War – the city of Marseille is liberated.
  • 1944: Warnsveld (Netherlands) has the highest temperature in the history of that country: 38.6 ° C (102 ° F).
  • 1948: The World Council of Churches is founded.
  • 1953: At the atomic test site in Semipalatinsk (Kazakhstan), the Soviet Union detonates its fifth atomic bomb, which the CIA will baptize as Joe-5, of 28 kilotons in free fall at 600 m altitude. It is the first test of an RDS-4, the first “tactical” nuclear bomb.
  • 1954: first flight of the C-130 Hercules.
  • 1957: in the Nevada atomic test area (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 4:30 a.m. m. (local time) The United States detonates its 11 kiloton Doppler atomic bomb. It is the 104th bomb out of 1,129 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1961: on the highway from Alquízar to Las Cañas (Cuba), 6 km from the Mártires de Artemisa cement factory (Cuba), the Tití gang (Israel García Díaz) ―in the framework of the terrorist attacks organized by the CIA American – assassinates militiaman Néstor P. Milián Fernández and injures Reynaldo Aguiar, a factory worker. Later, in the town of Las Cañas, Tití’s gang (Israel García Díaz) assaults the house of the elderly Gregoria Suárez, who is seriously injured.
  • 1962: in the United Kingdom the singer John Lennon and Cynthia Powell marry.
  • 1962: in Buenos Aires (Argentina) Felipe Vallese is kidnapped and disappeared. Jorge Rulli denounces that “many [Peronist] comrades were tortured by the sailors of the Esma (Navy Mechanics School) during the Conintes plan” imposed by Arturo Frondizi.
  • 1963: in the Nevada atomic test area (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 4:30 a.m. m. (local time) The United States detonates its Kohocton and Natches atomic bombs, 2 and 20 kt. They are the 1079 and 1080 bombs of the 1,129 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1966: the American space satellite Lunar Orbiter takes the first photograph of the Earth as seen from the Moon.
  • 1970: in the United States, the Union of Mexicans – led by César Chávez – initiates the Salad Bowl Strike, which was the most important farm workers’ strike in that country.
  • 1973: in Stockholm (Sweden) the robbery of a Swedish bank occurs, the circumstances of which give rise to the term “Stockholm syndrome”.
  • 1973: in Chile, Augusto Pinochet is appointed “commander in chief of the army” by President Salvador Allende. On September 11 (two weeks later) he led the coup that overthrew the Allende government and the Popular Unity.
  • 1977: in the United States, the governor of Massachusetts symbolically exonerates Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed 50 years earlier.
  • 1977: The Bolivian Professional Soccer League is founded in Bolivia, which began the professional era of Bolivian soccer at the club level. From this date it became the First Division.
  • 1980: in Managua, in a mass act, the National Literacy Crusade was closed, promoted by the revolutionary government of the FSLN, which reduced illiteracy in Nicaragua.
  • 1982: Bachir Gemayel is elected president of Lebanon in the middle of a civil war.
  • 1988: 289 m underground, in the Nevada Atomic Test Area (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 10:30 a.m. m. (local time), the United States simultaneously detonates its 2 and 20 kt atomic bombs Harlingen 1 and Harlingen 2. They are the 1079 and 1080 bombs of the 1,129 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1989: in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia the protest known as the Baltic Chain takes place, demanding greater sovereignty for the Baltic Republics.
  • 1990: Armenia becomes independent from the Soviet Union.
  • 1991: the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is released in the United States.
  • 1996: the Congress of the Republic of Peru approves the law for the authentic interpretation of Article 112 of the Constitution, which makes possible the eventual nomination of President Alberto Fujimori for a new reelection in 2000.
  • 2006: Natascha Kampusch escapes from her abductor’s house after eight years in abduction.
  • 2009: in the Bahamas, Stefanía Fernández is crowned Miss Universe, being the sixth Venezuelan to win the pageant.
  • 2011: in Libya, the rebels who organized the Arab Rebellion in Libya manage to take the capital of the country, Tripoli.
  • 2011: a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurs in Virginia (United States) at 1:51 PM EDT (17:51 UTC).
  • 2019: American singer Taylor Swift releases her seventh studio album Lover de ella.
  • 2020: In Lisbon (Portugal), Bayern Munich become UEFA Champions League champions after beating Paris Saint Germain 1-0.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

August 23 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 686: Carlos Martel, aristocrat and Frankish military man (d. 741).
  • 963: Richard II of Normandy, Norman aristocrat (d. 1027).
  • 980: Avicenna, Persian philosopher (d. 1037).
  • 1486: Sigismund Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (d. 1566).
  • 1517: Francis I of Lorraine, French aristocrat (d. 1545).
  • 1524: François Hotman, French lawyer and writer (d. 1590).
  • 1741: Jean-François de La Pérouse, French sailor and explorer (d. 1788).
  • 1754: Louis XVI, French King (d. 1793).
  • 1761: Gottlob Ernst Schulze, German philosopher (d. 1833).
  • 1769: Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (d. 1832).
  • 1779: Manuel Crescencio García Rejón, Mexican politician, journalist and lawyer (f. 1849).
  • 1785: Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer (d. 1819).
  • 1829: Felipe Berriozábal, Mexican military and politician (d. 1900).
  • 1836: María Enriqueta of Austria (d. 1902).
  • 1845: Daniel de Solier, Argentine military man (d. 1903).
  • 1849 – William Ernest Henley, British poet and writer (d. 1903).
  • 1852: Clímaco Calderón, Colombian politician, 15th president (d. 1913).
  • 1854: Moritz Moszkowski, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1925).
  • 1864: Eleutherios Venizelos, Greek Prime Minister (d. 1936).
  • 1869: Edgar Lee Masters, American poet (d. 1950).
  • 1880: Aleksandr Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932).
  • 1891: Maximino Ávila Camacho, Mexican military and politician (d. 1945).
  • 1892: Felipe Ferreiro, Uruguayan politician and writer (d. 1963).
  • 1894: Áurea Cuadrado Castillón, Spanish anarcho-feminist (d. 1969).
  • 1895: Luis Arata, Argentine actor (d. 1967).
  • 1900: Ernst Krenek, Austrian composer (d. 1991).
  • 1903: William Primrose, British violist (d. 1982).
  • 1905: Ernie Bushmiller, American cartoonist (d. 1982).
  • 1905: Constant Lambert, British conductor and composer (d. 1951).
  • 1905: Cristino Mallo, Spanish sculptor (d. 1989).
  • 1905: Julio Martínez Santa-Olalla, Spanish archaeologist (d. 1972).
  • 1910: Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (d. 1979).
  • 1912: Gene Kelly, American dancer, filmmaker and actor (d. 1996).
  • 1913: Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan composer and folklorist (f. 1993).
  • 1915: Esther Fernández, Mexican actress (f. 1999).
  • 1917: Tex Williams, American guitarist and composer (d. 1985).
  • 1918: Alberto Fernández Ruiloba, Mexican businessman and politician (f. 2003).
  • 1920: Leo Marini, Argentine singer and actor (f. 2000).
  • 1921: Felipe López Licea, Mexican bullfighter.
  • 1921: Kenneth Arrow, American economist (d. 2017).
  • 1922: Patricio Phillips Peñafiel, Chilean politician (f. 1997).
  • 1923: Edgar Frank Codd, British computer scientist (d. 2003).
  • 1923: Héctor García Cobo, Mexican photographer (d. 2012).
  • 1924: Ephraim Kishon, Israeli writer (d. 2005).
  • 1924: Robert Solow, American economist.
  • 1925: Robert Mulligan, American filmmaker (d. 2008).
  • 1925: Edgardo Boeninger, Chilean economist, engineer and politician (d. 2009).
  • 1926: Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (d. 2006).
  • 1927: Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator and cartoonist (d. 2017).
  • 1927: Ginamaría Hidalgo, Argentine singer (f. 2004).
  • 1927: Martial Solal, French pianist and composer.
  • 1927: Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-American anarchist (b. 1888).
  • 1927: Nicola Sacco, Italian-American anarchist (b.1891).
  • 1928: Heberto Castillo, Mexican politician. (f. 1997).
  • 1930: Vera Miles, American actress.
  • 1930: Michel Rocard, French politician (d. 2016).
  • 1931: Hamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist, 1978 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
  • 1931: Barbara Eden, American actress.
  • 1932: Houari Boumedienne, Algerian politician and military man (d. 1978).
  • 1933: Robert F. Curl, American chemist, 1996 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry.
  • 1933: Amparo Soler Leal, Spanish actress (d. 2013).
  • 1934: Sonny Jurgensen, American footballer.
  • 1934: Gregorio Pérez Companc, Argentine businessman.
  • 1935: Marcos Coll, Colombian footballer. (f. 2017)
  • 1936: Henry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (d. 2001).
  • 1937: Rodolfo Machado, Argentine actor (f. 2020).
  • 1939: Fernando Luján, Mexican actor (f. 2019).
  • 1939: Evaristo Márquez, Colombian film actor. (f. 2013).
  • 1940: Carmen de la Maza, Spanish actress.
  • 1940: Thomas A. Steitz, American biochemist (d. 2018).
  • 1942: Susana Vieira, Brazilian actress.
  • 1943: Raúl Cubas Grau, Paraguayan president between 1998 and 1999.
  • 1943: Pino Presti, Italian bassist, arranger, composer, director and producer.
  • 1945: Bob Peck, British actor (d. 1999).
  • 1946: Tarik Carson, Uruguayan writer and painter (d. 2014).
  • 1946: Keith Moon, British drummer, of the band The Who (d. 1978).
  • 1947: Terje Rypdal, Norwegian guitarist and composer, of the band The Vanguards.
  • 1949: Geoff Capes, British strongman.
  • 1949: Shelley Long, American actress.
  • 1949: Rick Springfield, Australian composer, guitarist and actor, of the band Zoot.
  • 1950: Jorge Desormeaux, Chilean economist.
  • 1950: Roza Otunbáyeva, former president of Kyrgyzstan.
  • 1951: Allan Bristow, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1951: Jimi Jamison, American songwriter and guitarist, by the band Survivor (f. 2014).
  • 1951: Akhmad Kadyrov, Chechen president (d. 2004).
  • 1951: Noor of Jordan, American queen.
  • 1952: Vicky Leandros, Greek singer.
  • 1952: Carlos Alonso «Santillana«, Spanish footballer.
  • 1953: Arturas Paulauskas, Lithuanian politician.
  • 1956: Cris Morena, model, actress, composer and producer of Argentine television.
  • 1956: Skipp Sudduth, American actor.
  • 1956: Guillermo Tovar de Teresa, Mexican historian and collector (d. 2013).
  • 1958: Julio Franco, Dominican baseball player
  • 1959: Edwyn Collins, British singer.
  • 1960: Chris Potter, Canadian actor.
  • 1961: Dean DeLeo, American guitarist, of the band Stone Temple Pilots.
  • 1961: Alexandre Desplat, French composer.
  • 1961: Gary Mabbutt, British footballer.
  • 1962:
    • José María «Pachu» Peña, Argentine humorist.
    • Shaun Ryder, British musician, singer and actor, from the band Happy Mondays.
  • 1963:
    • Chan-Wook Park, Korean filmmaker.
    • Glória Pires, Brazilian actress.
    • Laura Flores, actress, singer and Mexican television host.
  • 1964: Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1964: Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese fighter.
  • 1965: Roger Avary, Canadian filmmaker.
  • 1966: Alberto Acosta, Argentine footballer.
  • 1966: Charley Boorman, British actor and writer.
  • 1966: Rik Smits, American basketball player.
  • 1967: Cedella Marley, Jamaican singer.
  • 1967: Kazumi Totaka, Japanese composer.
  • 1968: Cortez Kennedy, American football player (d. 2017).
  • 1969: Alexandra Moreno Piraquive, Colombian politician.
  • 1970: Lawrence Frank, American basketball coach.
  • 1970: Brad Mehldau, American pianist and composer.
  • 1970: Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian.
  • 1970: River Phoenix, American actor (f. 1993).
  • 1971: Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer.
  • 1971: Bone Crusher, American rapper.
  • 1972: Martin Grainger, British footballer.
  • 1972: Manuel Vidrio, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1973: Casey Blake, American baseball player.
  • 1973: Mariela Celis, Venezuelan presenter, journalist, broadcaster, actress and comedian.
  • 1974: Alejandro Freire, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1974: Konstantin Novoselov, Anglo-Russian physicist.
  • 1974: Ray Park, British actor.
  • 1974: Carmen Porter, Spanish journalist.
  • 1974: Makoto Raiku, Japanese manga artist.
  • 1974: Pablo Montero, Mexican singer and actor.
  • 1975: Sean Marks, New Zealand basketball player.
  • 1976: Scott Caan, American actor.
  • 1976: Pat Garrity, American basketball player.
  • 1977: Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1977: Ariel Winograd, Argentine filmmaker, screenwriter and producer.
  • 1978: Kobe Bryant, American basketball player (d. 2020).
  • 1978: Julian Casablancas, American vocalist, of the band The Strokes.
  • 1980: Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player.
  • 1980: Rex Grossman, American football player.
  • 1981: Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer.
  • 1981: Carmen Luvana, American pornographic actress.
  • 1982: Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer.
  • 1982: Emmanuel Osei, Ghanaian footballer.
  • 1982: Cristian Tudor, Romanian footballer (d. 2012).
  • 1982: Trevor Wright, American actor.
  • 1983: Joseph Bailey, American wrestler (d. 2010).
  • 1983: Bruno Spengler, Canadian racing driver.
  • 1983: James Collins, British footballer.
  • 1983: Ruta Gedmintas, British actress.
  • 1983: Sun Ming Ming, Chinese basketball player.
  • 1984: Glen Johnson, British footballer.
  • 1985: Valeria Lukyanova, Ukrainian model.
  • 1986: Sky Blu, American singer, of the band LMFAO.
  • 1987: Nikki Gil, Filipino actress and singer.
  • 1988: Olga Govortsova, Belarusian tennis player.
  • 1988: Jeremy Lin, American basketball player.
  • 1988: Jimmy Nirlo, French footballer.
  • 1989:
    • Alan Ruschel, Brazilian soccer player, one of the three survivors of LaMia Flight 2933.
    • Trixie Mattel, American drag queen.
  • 1994: August Ames, Canadian pornographic actress (f. 2017).
  • 1995: Dani Romera Andújar, Spanish footballer.
  • 1995: Rolandas Baravykas, Lithuanian footballer.
  • 1996: David Gore, American actor.
  • 1998: Fernando Juárez, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1998: Sherel Floranus, Dutch footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

August 23 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 93: Cneo Julio Agrícola, Roman general and politician (b. 40).
  • 406: Radagaiso, Gothic king (n. ¿?).
  • 634: Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, Islamic caliph (b. 573).
  • 818: Ali ibn Musa, Islamic Imam (b.765).
  • 1305 – William Wallace, Scottish liberator (b. 1272).
  • 1387: Olaf II, Danish king (b.1370).
  • 1498: Isabel de Aragón, daughter of the Catholic Monarchs and Queen of Portugal between 1497 and 1498 (b. 1470).
  • 1507: Jean Molinet, French writer (b.1435).
  • 1540: Guillaume Budé, French humanist (b.1467).
  • 1591: Fray Luis de León, Spanish professor, theologian and poet (b. 1527).
  • 1618: Gerbrand Bredero, Dutch writer (b. 1585).
  • 1628: George Villiers, English aristocrat (b. 1592).
  • 1777: Charles-Joseph Natoire, French painter (b. 1700).
  • 1806: Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist (b. 1736).
  • 1813 – Alexander Wilson, American poet, naturalist, and illustrator (b. 1766).
  • 1819: Oliver Hazard Perry, American admiral (b. 1785).
  • 1822: Juan José Rondón, Venezuelan military, 1st Afro-descendant Colonel (b. 1790).
  • 1831: Ferenc Kazinczy, Hungarian writer (b. 1759).
  • 1838: Ferenc Kölcsey, Hungarian poet and politician (b. 1790).
  • 1845: Rafael Urdaneta, Venezuelan politician and military man, hero of independence (b. 1785).
  • 1875: Andrés Ibarra, Venezuelan politician (b.1807).
  • 1888: Philip Henry Gosse, British natural historian and scientific popularizer (b. 1810).
  • 1892: Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian politician (b. 1827).
  • 1900: Kuroda Kiyotaka, Japanese politician, 2nd Prime Minister (b. 1840).
  • 1901: Enrique Tornú, Argentine doctor (b. 1865).
  • 1903: Fray Mocho, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1858).
  • 1916: Jean-Paul Aubé, French sculptor (b.1837).
  • 1926: Rodolfo Valentino, Italian actor (b.1895).
  • 1927: they were executed in the electric chair:
  • 1933: Adolf Loos, Austrian architect (b. 1870).
  • 1934 – Viktor Kaplan, Austrian engineer (b.1876).
  • 1936: José María Albiñana, Spanish physician, writer and politician (b. 1883).
  • 1936: José Martínez de Velasco y Escolar, Spanish politician (b. 1875).
  • 1936: Mariano Juan María de la Cruz García Méndez, Spanish religious (b. 1891).
  • 1937: Albert Roussel, French musician (b.1869).
  • 1939: Eugène-Henri Gravelotte, French swordsman (b.1876).
  • 1945: Ludwig von Hofmann, German painter (b.1861).
  • 1952: Géza Kiss, Hungarian swimmer (b.1882).
  • 1955 – Reginald Tate, British actor (b.1896).
  • 1960: Oscar Hammerstein II, American musician (b.1895).
  • 1962: Hoot Gibson, American actor (b.1892).
  • 1965: Francisco Antonio Encina Armanet, Chilean historian (b. 1874).
  • 1966: Francis X. Bushman, American actor (b. 1883).
  • 1966: Guillermo Gorostiza, Spanish footballer (b.1909).
  • 1966: Jaime Sarlanga, Argentine soccer player (b.1916).
  • 1967: Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (b.1918).
  • 1967 – Nathaniel Cartmell, American basketball athlete and coach (b. 1883).
  • 1977: Naum Gabo, Soviet sculptor (b. 1890).
  • 1980: Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (b.1929).
  • 1982: Stanford Moore, American biochemist, 1972 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry (b.1913).
  • 1987: Didier Pironi, French motor racing driver (b.1952).
  • 1989: R. D. Laing, British psychiatrist (b.1927).
  • 1990: Sergio Magaña, Mexican playwright and writer (b. 1924).
  • 1990: Antolín García, radio host and Spanish TV presenter (b. 1928).
  • 1991: Innes Lloyd, British television producer (b.1925).
  • 1996: Zulfiya Isroilova, Uzbek poet (b.1915).
  • 1997: Eric Gairy, Granada politician (b.1922).
  • 1997: John Kendrew, British chemist, 1962 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry (b.1917).
  • 2001: Manolita Saval, Spanish-French-Mexican actress and singer (b. 1914).
  • 2001: Peter Maas, American novelist (b.1929).
  • 2003: Enrique Sdrech, Argentine journalist (b.1928).
  • 2005: Brock Peters, American actor (b.1927).
  • 2006: Maynard Ferguson, Canadian musician (b.1928).
  • 2006: Ed Warren, American parapsychologist (b.1926).
  • 2009: John Vermeulen, Belgian writer (b.1941).
  • 2010: Satoshi Kon, Japanese filmmaker (b.1963).
  • 2010: Carlos Mendo, Spanish journalist (b.1933).
  • 2010: Klaus Pförtner, Argentine doctor and businessman (b.1916).
  • 2010: George David Weiss, American composer (b.1921).
  • 2011: Jorge Matute Matute, Chilean trade unionist (b.1951).
  • 2012: Jean-Luc Delarue, French television producer (b.1964).
  • 2012: Steve Van Buren, American football player (b.1920).
  • 2013: Álvaro Bultó, television presenter and Spanish extreme sportsman (b.1962).
  • 2013: Ellis Jacobson, American painter and cartoonist (b.1925).
  • 2013: Dean Meminger, American basketball player and coach (b.1948).
  • 2014: Jaume Vallcorba, Spanish editor, philologist and writer (b.1949)
  • 2016: Steven Hill, American actor (b.1922).
  • 2016: Evita Muñoz «Chachita«, Mexican actress (b. 1936).
  • 2020: Valentina Prudskova, Soviet athlete (b.1938).
  • 2021:
    • José Yudica, Argentine soccer player and coach (b. 1936).
    • Rosita Quintana, Argentine-Mexican actress, singer and songwriter (b. 1925).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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August 23 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Unesco: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
  • International: Internaut’s Day, Dia do Internauta, Internaut’s Day.
  • European Union: European Day of Commemoration of the Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.
  • Spain: Venta de Baños (municipality).
  • Spain: Tembleque (municipality).
  • (Palencia): Patronal feast in honor of Santa Rosa de Lima.
  • Añora (Córdoba): Patronal feast in honor of the Virgen de la Peña.
  • Ukraine: Flag Day.
  • Romania: Liberation Day in 1944, celebrated under the regime of Nicolae Ceauşescu (1967-1989).
  • Chile: Níspero Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 23 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Altigiano
  • Saint Antonio de Gerace
  • Saint Apollinare of Reims
  • Saint Archelaus of Ostia
  • Saint Asterius of Aegean
  • Saint Ciríaco of Ostia
  • Saint Claudius of Aegean
  • Saint Eugene of Ardstraw
  • Saint Flavian of Autun
  • Saint Fructuose
  • Saint Hilarino
  • Saint Lupo de Nove
  • Saint Minervo
  • Saint Neon of Aegean
  • Saint Tidfil
  • Saint Timothy of Reims
  • Saint Victor of Vita
  • Saint Zacchaeus.
  • Blessed Francisco Dachtera
  • Blessed John Bourdon
  • Blessed Ladislao Findysz
  • Blessed Resario de Soano
  • Blessed Serafina de Ochovi.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

August 23 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♍ Virgo:

Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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August 23 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1940 – Carmen de la Maza, Spanish actress.
  • 1942 – Susana Vieira, Brazilian actress.
  • 1943 – Raúl Cubas Grau, president of Paraguay between 1998 and 1999.
  • 1943 – Pino Presti, Italian bassist, arranger, composer, director and producer.
  • 1945 – Bob Peck, English actor (d. 1999).
  • 1946 – Tarik Carson, Uruguayan writer and painter.
  • 1946 – Keith Moon, English drummer (The Who).
  • 1947 – Terje Rypdal, Norwegian guitarist and composer (The Vanguards).
  • 1949 – Geoff Capes, British strongman.
  • 1949 – Shelley Long, American actress.
  • 1949 – Rick Springfield, Australian composer, guitarist and actor (Zoot).
  • 1950 – Jorge Desormeaux, Chilean economist.
  • 1951 – Allan Bristow, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1951 – Jimi Jamison, American songwriter and guitarist (Survivor)
  • 1951 – Akhmad Kadyrov, Chechen president.
  • 1951 – Queen Noor of Jordan.
  • 1952 – Vicky Leandros, Greek singer.
  • 1952 – Santillana, Spanish footballer.
  • 1953 – Arturas Paulauskas, Lithuanian politician.
  • 1956 – Cris Morena, model, actress, composer and producer of Argentine television.
  • 1956 – Skipp Sudduth, American actor.
  • 1958 – Julio Franco, Dominican baseball player.
  • 1960 – Chris Potter, Canadian actor.
  • 1961 – Dean DeLeo, American guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots).
  • 1961 – Alexandre Desplat, French composer.
  • 1961 – Gary Mabbutt, English footballer
  • 1963 – Chan-Wook Park, Korean film director.
  • 1963 – Glória Pires, Brazilian actress.
  • 1964 – Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1964 – Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese wrestler.
  • 1965 – Roger Avary, Canadian filmmaker.
  • 1966 – Alberto Acosta, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1966 – Charley Boorman, English actor and writer.
  • 1966 – Rik Smits, American basketball player.
  • 1967 – Cedella Marley, Jamaican singer.
  • 1967 – Kazumi Totaka, Japanese composer.
  • 1968 – Cortez Kennedy, American football player.
  • 1969 – Alexandra Moreno Piraquive, Colombian politician.
  • 1970 – Lawrence Frank, American basketball coach.
  • 1970 – Brad Mehldau, American pianist and composer.
  • 1970 – Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian.
  • 1970 – River Phoenix, American actor (f. 1993).
  • 1971 – Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer.
  • 1971 – Bone Crusher, American rapper.
  • 1972 – Martin Grainger, British footballer.
  • 1972 – Manuel Vidrio, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1973 – Casey Blake, American baseball player.
  • 1974 – Konstantin Novoselov, Anglo-Russian physicist.
  • 1974 – Ray Park, Scottish actor.
  • 1974 – Makoto Raiku, Japanese manga artist.
  • 1975 – Sean Marks, New Zealand basketball player.
  • 1976 – Scott Caan, American actor.
  • 1976 – Pat Garrity, American basketball player.
  • 1977 – Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1978 – Kobe Bryant, American basketball player.
  • 1978 – Julian Casablancas, American vocalist (The Strokes).
  • 1980 – Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player.
  • 1980 – Rex Grossman, American football player.
  • 1981 – Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer.
  • 1981 – Carmen Luvana, American pornographic actress.
  • 1982 – Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer.
  • 1982 – Emmanuel Osei, Ghanaian footballer.
  • 1982 – Cristian Tudor, Romanian footballer (f. 2012).
  • 1982 – Trevor Wright, American actor.
  • 1983 – Joseph Bailey, American wrestler (d. 2010).
  • 1983 – Bruno Spengler, Canadian racing driver.
  • 1983 – James Collins, Welsh footballer.
  • 1983 – Ruta Gedmintas, English actress.
  • 1983 – Sun Ming Ming, Chinese basketball player.
  • 1984 – Glen Johnson, English footballer.
  • 1986 – SkyBlu, American singer (LMFAO).
  • 1987 – Nikki Gil, Filipino actress and singer.
  • 1988 – Olga Govortsova, Belarusian tennis player.
  • 1988 – Jeremy Lin, American basketball player.
  • 1996 – David Gore, American actor.

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