All About August 23rd

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

Horoscope Sign Virgo Magnet

Element: Earth

Quality: Mutable

Colord: Grey, Beige, Pale-Yellow

Day: Wednesday

Ruler: Mercury

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.

Thank you to our sources for info and grahics: Checkiday, Wiki and Pixabay.

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