August 23rd: What is special about this date?

August 23rd marks the 235th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 236th in case of leap years). There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on August 23rd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to August 23rd and what happened on August 23rd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about August 23rd.


August 23rd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On August 23rd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • River Phoenix
    River Phoenix (1970)

    River Phoenix was a talented actor known for his roles in films like 'Stand by Me' and 'My Own Private Idaho.

  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant (1978)

    Bryant, an american basketball star and athlete for the los angeles lakers, was accused of rape on 23 march 2003.

  • Gene Kelly
    Gene Kelly (1912)

    American actor/dancer ("singing in the rain") dies at the age of 83.

  • Barbara Eden
    Barbara Eden (1931)

    American actress, perhaps most well-known for her role in "i dream of jeannie", a sitcom that aired on american tv between 1965-1970.

  • Rita Pavone
    Rita Pavone (1945)

    Rita pavone is an italian actress and singer known for her successful music career in the 1960s and her energetic stage presence.

  • Rick Springfield
    Rick Springfield (1949)

    An australian singer who was a teen idol, became a soap star and went on to become a platinum-selling rocker.

  • Shelley Long
    Shelley Long (1949)

    American comedian, actress, hostess and talk show hostess.

  • Jay Mohr
    Jay Mohr (1970)

    American comedian, actor, and radio host.

  • Vera Miles
    Vera Miles (1929)

    American actress and model miss kansas 1948.

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August 23rd: who died on this date?

On August 23rd the following celebrities died:

  • Rudolph Valentino
    Rudolph Valentino (1926)

    Rudolph valentino was an italian-born american actor known for his roles in silent films, particularly for his role in 'the sheik'.

  • Lori Nelson
    Lori Nelson (2020)

    Lori Nelson was an American actress who appeared in films and TV shows during the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Kathleen Freeman
    Kathleen Freeman (2001)

    Chicago, illinois -- actress (beverly hillbillies).

  • Brock Peters
    Brock Peters (2005)

    Nyc, new york -- actor / singer (carmen jones and to kill a mockingbird).

  • Adaria (1965)

    Renowned painter known for her abstract works.

  • Maebel Normand (1930)

    Maebel Normand was an American silent film actress, comedian, screenwriter and producer who appeared in over 200 films.

  • Kinser (2005)

    Renowned racecar driver known for his success in sprint car racing.

  • John Kendrew (1997)

    British biochemist, who discovered the three-dimensional structure and function of myoglobin (the muscle protein that stores oxygen in the...

  • Essica Mitford (1996)

    Essica Mitford was a British author and political activist known for her satirical memoirs and critiques of the British upper class.

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August 23rd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On August 23rd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Virgo according to the Western Zodiac.

Virgo zodiac sign

August 23rd: what is special about the Virgo sign?

The Virgo sign encompasses people born between August 23rd and September 22nd.

You can discover Virgo's personality traits and attitude and Virgo's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Virgo born in August discover why August born are so special.


August 23rd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on August 23rd in history:

  • Aug 23, 1904: The automobile tire chain is patented.
  • Aug 23, 1930: 44th US Womens Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper
  • Aug 23, 1933: 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri in London
  • Aug 23, 1943: Red army recaptures Charkow
  • Aug 23, 1948: Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • Aug 23, 1975: Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
  • Aug 23, 1978: Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
  • Aug 23, 1986: Rags closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Aug 23, 1987: 15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
  • Aug 23, 1990: US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
  • Aug 23, 2006: Natascha Kampusch was abducted when she was 10 years old. She managed to escape her captor Wolfgang Priklopil after eight years in captivity.
  • Aug 23, 2008: War in Somalia (2006-09). Two journalists and three others are taken hostage by gunmen close to Elasha, Somalia.

What day of the year is August 23rd?

August 23rd marks the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 236th in case of leap years).

There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 23rd is the 23rd day of the month of August.