August 23

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 23. From 1900 until now. August 23 is under the sign of Virgo. Famous birthdays on this day include River Phoenix (1970), Kobe Bryant (1978) and Julian Casablancas (1978). Several movies were released around August 23 over the years, such as Room in 2015 directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Spotlight in 2015 directed by Tom McCarthy.
But much more happened on August 23 over the years: find out below

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released around August 23 over the years?
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Room

Room

Release year: 2015

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Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Spotlight

Spotlight

Release year: 2015

Written by:

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Country: United States of America

Black Swan

Black Swan

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Country: United States of America

Way Down East

Way Down East

Release year: 1920

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Lowell Sherman

Country: United States of America

Pierrot le Fou

Pierrot le Fou

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Aicha Abadir

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 23?


Holidays

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
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Events

  • 2018 2018 China–United States trade war: American tariffs of 25% on approximately $16 billion worth of Chinese goods come into effect. China immediately responds with equivalent tariffs of its own. (Reuters)
  • 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: At least 35 people are killed in an air strike that hit a hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (Reuters via Channel News Asia)
  • 2016 Boko Haram insurgency: In a raid on Boko Haram Islamists' northeast heartland, Nigeria’s air force kills senior militants and possibly fatally wounds their leader, Abubakar Shekau. (Reuters)
  • 2015 Al-Qaeda militants take over parts of the strategic southern Yemeni port city of Aden. The militants reportedly raised their black flag above the city's port and government buildings. The city was recaptured by pro-government forces last week. (Reuters)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 23 over the years?


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Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 23 over the years?
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The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge

The Rosemary Tree

Year: 1956

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"It was not for her to criticize the ways of Almighty God; if He liked to go to all that trouble over the snowflakes, millions and millions of them, their intricate

A Natural History Of The Senses by Diane Ackerman

A Natural History Of The Senses

Year: 1990

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Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses

Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

Happiness Sold Separately

Year: 2006

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The New York Times bestseller about how marriage, love, and how sometimes falling in love with the wrong person at the wrong time can be the right thing.

A Night Without Armor by Jewel Kilcher

A Night Without Armor

Year: 1998

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One of the most respected artists in popular music today, Jewel is much more than a music industry success with her debut album selling more than 10 million copies.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help

Year: 2010

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Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer …

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