August 23

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 The Third Man in 1949 directed by Carol Reed and White Heat in 1949 directed by Raoul Walsh.
But much more happened on August 23 over the years: find out below

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The Third Man

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Country: United States of America

White Heat

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Country: United States of America

Arsenic and Old Lace

Release year: 1944

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Country: United States of America

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Country: United States of America

General Della Rovere

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

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


Books

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

The Edge Of Sadness

Year: 1961

By: Edwin O'Connor

“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”—New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . .

The Alibi

Year: 2000

By: Sandra Brown

Assistant DA Hammond Cross has his sights set on the DA's office. Prosecuting a high-profile murder case practically ensures him the job. But a Saturday night encounter with a mysterious woman is the start of a living nightmare.

Odd Apocalypse

Year: 2012

By: Dean Koontz

“Koontz gives [Odd Thomas] wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today Once presided over by a Roaring ’20s Hollywood mogul, the magnificent West Coast estate known as Roseland now harbors a reclusive billionaire …

How The Good Guys Finally Won

Year: 1975

By: Jimmy Breslin

192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. The Viking Press (ISBN 0670382078). 1975 stated first.

Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency

Year: 1987

By: Douglas Adams

From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback

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