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23rd of August 0079 EVENT Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
23rd of August 1305 EVENT William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is hung, drawn and quartered for high treason by Edward I of England.
23rd of August 1328 EVENT Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
23rd of August 1514 EVENT Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
23rd of August 1541 EVENT French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
23rd of August 1555 EVENT Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
23rd of August 1572 EVENT Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris : St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.
23rd of August 1595 EVENT Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
23rd of August 1708 EVENT Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
23rd of August 1775 EVENT King George III declares that the American colonies exist in a state of open and avowed rebellion.
23rd of August 1784 EVENT Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it wasn't accepted into the United States, and only lasted for four years.
23rd of August 1793 EVENT French Revolution: a levee en masse is decreed by the National Convention.
23rd of August 1799 EVENT Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
23rd of August 1813 EVENT At the Battle of Grossbeeren, the Prussians under Von Bulow repulse the French army.
23rd of August 1839 EVENT The United Kingdom captures Hong Kong as a base as it prepares for war with Qing China. The ensuing 3-year conflict will later be known as the First Opium War.
23rd of August 1858 EVENT The Round Oak rail accident occurs in Brierley Hill in the Black Country, England. It is 'Arguably the worst disaster ever to occur on British railways'.
23rd of August 1864 EVENT The Union Navy captures Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico.
23rd of August 1866 EVENT Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
23rd of August 1873 EVENT Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opened.
23rd of August 1896 EVENT First Cry of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila.
23rd of August 1904 EVENT The automobile tire chain is patented.
23rd of August 1914 EVENT World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
23rd of August 1914 EVENT World War I: the Battle of Mons; the British Army begins withdrawal.
23rd of August 1921 EVENT British airship R-38 experiences structural failure over Hull in England and crashes in the Humber estuary. Of her 49 British and American training crew, only 4 survive.
23rd of August 1923 EVENT Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
23rd of August 1927 EVENT Sacco and Vanzetti are executed.
23rd of August 1929 EVENT Hebron Massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attack on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, continuing until the next day, resulted in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
23rd of August 1938 EVENT English cricketer Len Hutton sets a world record for the highest individual Test innings of 364, during a Test match against Australia.
23rd of August 1939 EVENT World War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations.
23rd of August 1942 EVENT World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.
23rd of August 1943 EVENT World War II: Kharkov liberated.
23rd of August 1944 EVENT World War II: Marseille liberated.
23rd of August 1944 EVENT World War II King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of General Antonescu, who is arrested. Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies (see King Michael's Coup)
23rd of August 1944 EVENT Freckleton Air Disaster : A United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into a school in Freckleton, England killing 61 people.
23rd of August 1946 EVENT Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
23rd of August 1948 EVENT World Council of Churches is formed.
23rd of August 1954 EVENT First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
23rd of August 1958 EVENT Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.
23rd of August 1966 EVENT Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
23rd of August 1975 EVENT Successful Communist coup in Laos.
23rd of August 1977 EVENT The Gossamer Condor wins the Kremer prize for human powered flight.
23rd of August 1979 EVENT Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
23rd of August 1982 EVENT Bachir Gemayel is elected Lebanese President amidst the raging civil war.
23rd of August 1985 EVENT Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany.
23rd of August 1989 EVENT Hungary: the last communist government opens the Iron curtain and causes the exodus of thousands of Eastern Germans to West Germany via Hungary (September 11).
23rd of August 1989 EVENT Singing Revolution: two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius-Tallinn road, holding hands (Baltic Way).
23rd of August 1989 EVENT 1,645 Australian domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
23rd of August 1990 EVENT Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.
23rd of August 1990 EVENT Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
23rd of August 1990 EVENT West Germany and East Germany announce that they will unite on October 3.
23rd of August 1994 EVENT Eugene Bullard, The only black pilot in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
23rd of August 1996 EVENT Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
23rd of August 2000 EVENT Gulf Air Flight 072 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
23rd of August 2006 EVENT Natascha Kampusch, who is abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
23rd of August 1486 BIRTHDAY Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (d. 1566)
23rd of August 1524 BIRTHDAY Francois Hotman, French lawyer and writer (d. 1590)
23rd of August 1623 BIRTHDAY Stanis?aw Lubieniecki, Polish Socinian theologist (d. 1675)
23rd of August 1724 BIRTHDAY Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)
23rd of August 1741 BIRTHDAY Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Perouse, French explorer (d. 1788)
23rd of August 1754 BIRTHDAY King Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
23rd of August 1757 BIRTHDAY Marie Magdalene Charlotte Ackermann, German actress (d. 1775)
23rd of August 1769 BIRTHDAY Georges Cuvier, French biologist and statesman (d. 1832)
23rd of August 1783 BIRTHDAY William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (d. 1852)
23rd of August 1785 BIRTHDAY Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer (d. 1819)
23rd of August 1805 BIRTHDAY Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (d. 1893)
23rd of August 1814 BIRTHDAY James Roosevelt Bayley, American religious leader (d. 1877)
23rd of August 1829 BIRTHDAY Moritz Cantor, German mathematician (d. 1920)
23rd of August 1836 BIRTHDAY Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (d. 1902)
23rd of August 1843 BIRTHDAY William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (d. 1932)
23rd of August 1846 BIRTHDAY Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923)
23rd of August 1847 BIRTHDAY Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)
23rd of August 1849 BIRTHDAY William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
23rd of August 1852 BIRTHDAY Arnold Toynbee, English economist and social reformer (d. 1883)
23rd of August 1852 BIRTHDAY Climaco Calderon, President of Colombia. (d. 1913)
23rd of August 1854 BIRTHDAY Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer (d. 1925)
23rd of August 1864 BIRTHDAY Eleftherios Venizelos, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1936)
23rd of August 1868 BIRTHDAY Edgar Lee Masters, American author (d. 1950)
23rd of August 1875 BIRTHDAY William Eccles, English radio pioneer (d. 1966)
23rd of August 1875 BIRTHDAY Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist (d. 1946)
23rd of August 1880 BIRTHDAY Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
23rd of August 1883 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, American general (d. 1953)
23rd of August 1884 BIRTHDAY Will Cuppy, American humorist (d. 1949)
23rd of August 1884 BIRTHDAY Ogden L. Mills, American Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)
23rd of August 1900 BIRTHDAY Ernst Krenek, Austrian-born composer (d. 1991)
23rd of August 1900 BIRTHDAY Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer/songwriter (d. 1978)
23rd of August 1901 BIRTHDAY Guy Bush, Major League Baseball pitcher (d. 1985)
23rd of August 1901 BIRTHDAY John Sherman Cooper, American politician (d. 1991)
23rd of August 1903 BIRTHDAY William Primrose, Scottish violist (d. 1982)
23rd of August 1905 BIRTHDAY Constant Lambert, British composer (d. 1951)
23rd of August 1908 BIRTHDAY Hannah Frank, Scottish artist (d. 2008)
23rd of August 1909 BIRTHDAY Syd Buller, English cricketer (d. 1970)
23rd of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Lonny Frey, American baseball player (d. 2009)
23rd of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (d. 1979)
23rd of August 1911 BIRTHDAY Birger Ruud, Norwegian ski-jumper (d. 1998)
23rd of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (d. 1996)
23rd of August 1917 BIRTHDAY Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)
23rd of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Rokhlin, Soviet mathematician (d. 1984)
23rd of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner
23rd of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Sam Cook, England cricketer (d. 1996)
23rd of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Jean Darling, American child actress
23rd of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Pierre Gauvreau, French Canadian painter, television writer and producer
23rd of August 1922 BIRTHDAY George Kell, American baseball player (d. 2009)
23rd of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
23rd of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Ephraim Kishon, Israeli writer (d. 2005)
23rd of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Robert Solow, American economist, Nobel laureate
23rd of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Robert Mulligan, American film director (d. 2008)
23rd of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (d. 2006)
23rd of August 1927 BIRTHDAY Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
23rd of August 1927 BIRTHDAY Martial Solal, French jazz pianist and composer
23rd of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Marian Seldes, American actress
23rd of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Vera Miles, American actress
23rd of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Michel Rocard, French politician
23rd of August 1931 BIRTHDAY Hamilton O. Smith, American microbiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
23rd of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)
23rd of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Mark Russell, American comedian and political commentator
23rd of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
23rd of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Pete Wilson, American politician
23rd of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Barbara Eden, American actress and singer
23rd of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Sonny Jurgensen, American football player
23rd of August 1936 BIRTHDAY Henry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (d. 2001)
23rd of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Nelson DeMille, American novelist
23rd of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Antonia Novello, former United States Surgeon General
23rd of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Rayfield Wright, American football player
23rd of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Keith Moon, English musician (The Who) (d. 1978)
23rd of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Willy Russell, British playwright
23rd of August 1947 BIRTHDAY David Robb, British actor
23rd of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Andrei Plesu, Romanian writer, essayist
23rd of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Daniel Ruettiger, American motivational speaker
23rd of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer
23rd of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Geoff Capes, English strongman
23rd of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Shelley Long, American actress
23rd of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Rick Springfield, Australian singer and actor
23rd of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
23rd of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Allan Bristow, American basketball head coach
23rd of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Queen Noor of Jordan
23rd of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Jimi Jamison, American singer (Survivor)
23rd of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician
23rd of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Bobby G, British singer (Bucks Fizz)
23rd of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Ernst Savkovic, German footballer
23rd of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Charles Busch, American director, writer, actor and drag queen
23rd of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)
23rd of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Hans-Jurgen Salewski, German footballer
23rd of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Skipp Sudduth, American actor
23rd of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Valgerd Svarstad Haugland, Norwegian politician
23rd of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
23rd of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Julio Franco, Dominican baseball player
23rd of August 1959 BIRTHDAY George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
23rd of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist
23rd of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Gary Hoey, American Guitarist
23rd of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Chris Potter, Canadian actor
23rd of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Dean DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
23rd of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Gary Mabbutt, English footballer
23rd of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician
23rd of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Shaun Ryder, English musician
23rd of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Hans-Henning Fastrich, German field hockey player
23rd of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Richard Illingworth, England cricketer
23rd of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Kenny Wallace, American race car driver
23rd of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Park Chan-wook, Korean director and screenwriter
23rd of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Johan Bruyneel, Belgian cyclist
23rd of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Kong Hee, Singaporean pastor
23rd of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese professional wrestler
23rd of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Wendy Pepper, American designer
23rd of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Roger Avary, Canadian screenwriter, director, and producer
23rd of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Rik Smits, Dutch-American basketball player
23rd of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Richard Petrie, New Zealand cricketer
23rd of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Chris DiMarco, American golfer
23rd of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Laura Claycomb, American operatic soprano
23rd of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Keith Tyson, English artist
23rd of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
23rd of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Genevieve Brouillette, Quebec television and film actress
23rd of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Lawrence Frank, American basketball coach
23rd of August 1970 BIRTHDAY "KK" Krishnakumar Kunnath, Indian singer
23rd of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Brad Mehldau, American pianist
23rd of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
23rd of August 1970 BIRTHDAY River Phoenix, American actor (d. 1993)
23rd of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Demetrio Albertini, Italian footballer
23rd of August 1971 BIRTHDAY BoneCrusher, American rapper
23rd of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Martin Grainger, English footballer
23rd of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player
23rd of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Mark Butcher, England cricketer
23rd of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Casey Blake, American baseball player
23rd of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Kerry Walmsley, New Zealand cricketer
23rd of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model
23rd of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Ray Park, Scottish actor
23rd of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Seth Binzer, aka Shifty Shellshock, American musician (Crazy Town)
23rd of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Limo, Kenyan runner
23rd of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor
23rd of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler
23rd of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Sean Marks, New Zealander-born basketball player
23rd of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Scott Caan, American actor
23rd of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Pat Garrity, American basketball player
23rd of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer
23rd of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Kobe Bryant, American basketball player
23rd of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Julian Casablancas, American singer (The Strokes)
23rd of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer
23rd of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Ritchie Neville, British musician
23rd of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Denny Bautista, Dominican baseball player
23rd of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Rex Grossman, American football player
23rd of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Diamondog, Angolan rapper
23rd of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Stephan Loboue, Ivorian footballer
23rd of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Carmen Luvana, American pornographic actress
23rd of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Carlos Cuellar, Spanish footballer
23rd of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer
23rd of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Scott Palguta, American soccer player
23rd of August 1982 BIRTHDAY YTCracker, American musician and computer hacker
23rd of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Sun Ming Ming, Chinese basketball player
23rd of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Tony Moll, American football player
23rd of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Glen Johnson, English footballer
23rd of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician
23rd of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Nikki Gil, Filipina actress and host
23rd of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Lin, American basketball player
23rd of August 2001 BIRTHDAY Zaijian Jaranilla, Filipino actor
23rd of August 0093 DEATH Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (Born 40)
23rd of August 0634 DEATH Abu Bakr, Arabian caliph (Born 578)
23rd of August 1106 DEATH Magnus, Duke of Saxony (Born 1045)
23rd of August 1176 DEATH Emperor Rokujo of Japan (Born 1164)
23rd of August 1305 DEATH William Wallace, Scottish patriot (Born 1272)
23rd of August 1387 DEATH King Olav IV of Norway (Born 1370)
23rd of August 1507 DEATH Jean Molinet, French writer (Born 1435)
23rd of August 1519 DEATH Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot (Born 1465)
23rd of August 1540 DEATH Guillaume Bude, French scholar (Born 1467)
23rd of August 1591 DEATH Luis Ponce de Leon, Spanish poet and mystic (Born 1527)
23rd of August 1618 DEATH Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero, Dutch writer (Born 1585)
23rd of August 1628 DEATH George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (Born 1592)
23rd of August 1652 DEATH John Byron, 1st Baron Byron, English royalist politician (Born 1600)
23rd of August 1706 DEATH Colonel Edward Nott, Esq., British Crown Governor of Virginia (Born 1654)
23rd of August 1723 DEATH Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (Born 1639)
23rd of August 1806 DEATH Charles Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist (Born 1736)
23rd of August 1813 DEATH Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born ornithologist (Born 1766)
23rd of August 1819 DEATH Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer (Born 1785)
23rd of August 1853 DEATH Alexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (Born 1806)
23rd of August 1867 DEATH Auguste-Marseille Barthelemy, French poet (Born 1796)
23rd of August 1892 DEATH Deodoro da Fonseca, 1st President of Brazil (Born 1827)
23rd of August 1924 DEATH Heinrich Berte, Austrian operetta composer (Born 1856)
23rd of August 1926 DEATH Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (Born 1895)
23rd of August 1927 DEATH Nicola Sacco, Italian anarchist (Born 1891)
23rd of August 1927 DEATH Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (Born 1888)
23rd of August 1937 DEATH Albert Roussel, French composer (Born 1869)
23rd of August 1955 DEATH Reginald Tate, British actor (Born 1896)
23rd of August 1960 DEATH Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist (Born 1895)
23rd of August 1962 DEATH Walter Anderson, German folklorist (Born 1885)
23rd of August 1962 DEATH Hoot Gibson, American actor (Born 1892)
23rd of August 1963 DEATH Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (Born 1900)
23rd of August 1966 DEATH Francis X. Bushman, American actor (Born 1883)
23rd of August 1967 DEATH Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (Born 1918)
23rd of August 1971 DEATH The original Shamu, SeaWorld orca
23rd of August 1974 DEATH Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (Born 1888)
23rd of August 1977 DEATH Naum Gabo, Russian artist (Born 1890)
23rd of August 1982 DEATH Stanford Moore, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1913)
23rd of August 1987 DEATH Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (Born 1952)
23rd of August 1989 DEATH Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (Born 1944)
23rd of August 1989 DEATH R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (Born 1927)
23rd of August 1990 DEATH David Rose, American composer and orchestra leader (Born 1910)
23rd of August 1995 DEATH Dwayne Goettel, Canadian musician (Skinny Puppy)(Born 1964)
23rd of August 1996 DEATH Margaret Tucker Indigenous Australian activist and autobiographer (Born 1904)
23rd of August 1997 DEATH John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Born 1917)
23rd of August 1999 DEATH Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (Born 1926)
23rd of August 1999 DEATH James White, Northern Irish writer (Born 1928)
23rd of August 2000 DEATH John Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (Born 1932)
23rd of August 2001 DEATH Kathleen Freeman, American actress (Born 1919)
23rd of August 2001 DEATH Peter Maas, American novelist (Born 1929)
23rd of August 2002 DEATH Hoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player (Born 1922)
23rd of August 2003 DEATH John Geoghan, American Catholic priest (Born 1935)
23rd of August 2003 DEATH Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (Born 1913)
23rd of August 2003 DEATH Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and manager (Born 1946)
23rd of August 2005 DEATH Brock Peters, American actor (Born 1927)
23rd of August 2005 DEATH Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (Born 1973)
23rd of August 2006 DEATH Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Born 1928)
23rd of August 2007 DEATH Robert Symonds, American actor (Born 1926)
23rd of August 2008 DEATH John Russell, British-born American art critic and author (Born 1919)
23rd of August 2010 DEATH Satoshi Kon, Japanese director of anime films (Born 1963)