All About August 23rd
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
August 23rd Holidays & Observances
- Buttered Corn Day
- European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism (Black Ribbon Day)
- Hug Your Sweetheart Day
- International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
- National Spongecake Day
- Ride the Wind Day
- Valentino Day
August 23rd Zodiac Sign is a Virgo
Dates: August 23 – September 22
Symbol: Maiden Virgin
Colord: Grey, Beige, Pale-Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 14, 15, 23, 32
Personality Traits: Very hard working and very loyal. Perfectionist to a fault, can be critical of others.
Famous Virgos: Michael Jackson, Paul Walker, Cameron Diaz, Mother Theresa, Stephen King, Warren Buffet, John McCain, Leo Tolstoy, Van Morrison.
August 23rd Trivia
- 1873 – Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opens.
- 1904 – The automobile tire chain is patented.
- 1912 – Gene Kelly, American dancer was born in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA.
- 1931 – Barbara Eden, actress famous for her role as Jeannie in the tv show, “I Dream of Jeannie” was born in Tucson, AZ.
- 1939 – The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Germany was signed.
- 1949 – Rick Springfield, famous singer for songs such as “Jessie’s Girl,” was born in , Sydney, Australia.
- 1949 – Shelley Long, American actress famous for her role as Diane, on Cheers, was born in Fort Wayne, IN.
- 1970 – River Phoenix, American actor was born in Madras, OR.
- 1978 – Kobe Bryant, professional basketball player, was born in Philadelphia, PA.
- 1991 – The World Wide Web is opened to the public.
- 2000 – Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
- 2006 – Natascha Kampusch, who had been abducted at the age of ten, escapes from her captor Wolfgang Přiklopil, after eight years of captivity.
2007 – The skeletal remains of Russia’s last royal family members Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Grand Duchess Anastasia are discovered near Yekaterinburg, Russia.