August 23 Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

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 Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms in 2021 directed by Ethan Spaulding and Vigil in 2021 directed by Vincent Ward.
But much more happened on August 23 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 23 over the years?
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Ethan Spaulding

Starring: Jennifer Carpenter, Grey Griffin, Joel McHale, Fred Tatasciore



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Vincent Ward



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

On the Verge

On the Verge

Release year: 2021

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 23?


  • 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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  • 2018 China-United States trade dispute: The United States imposes 25% tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese goods. China responds immediately with its own equivalent tariffs
  • 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention is in Yemen: At most 35 people were killed in an attack on a hotel located near a Houthi checkpoint north of Sanaa.
  • 2016 Boko Haram insurgency. Nigeria's air force killed senior militants and possibly left their leader Abubakar Shekau dead.
  • 2015 Al-Qaeda militants occupy parts of Aden, a strategic port city in southern Yemen. According to reports, the militants raised their black flag high above Aden's port and government buildings. Pro-government forces captured the city last week.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 23 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Despacito
  • 2016 - Cheap Thrills
  • 2015 - Can't Feel My Face
  • 2014 - Rude
  • 2013 - Blurred Lines
  • 2012 - Whistle
  • 2011 - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)youtube
  • 2010 - Love The Way You Lie
  • 2009 - I Gotta Feelingyoutube
  • 2008 - Disturbiayoutube
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Heathens
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - A Sky Full Of Stars
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Oh Love
  • 2011 - The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
  • 2010 - The Catalyst
  • 2009 - New Divide


Which were the most popular books released around August 23 over the years?
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The Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick

The Ninth Wave

Year: 1956


Vintage book cover, worn.

Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Falling Up

Year: 1996


A beautiful collection of poetry and drawings by Shel Silverstein (New York Times bestseller), comes this book.

Imzadi by Peter David


Year: 1992


Imzadi is a name that means "beloved" to people on the planet Betazed (tm), and denotes the unbreakable.

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters

Year: 1998


Cokie Roberts, the famous political commentator and author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, examines again the nature of women's roles in this updated and expanded tenth anniversary edition.

Paradise Lost by J. A. Jance

Paradise Lost

Year: 2001


The New York Times bestseller J.A. Jance is back! Sheriff Joanna Brady of Cochise County in Arizona is facing her most dangerous and personal case yet when her daughter finds a body.

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