This was 235th day of the year and 130 days remained in the year.

August 23 Birthdays

Louis XVI
1754–93, king of France (1774–92).

Arnold Toynbee
economist (1852)

Edgar Lee Masters
writer (1868)

Gene Kelly
dancer (1912)

Shelley Long
actress (1949)

August 23 in History


Scottish leader and national hero, William Wallace, was executed in London.


Japan declared war on Germany in World War I.


Silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at age 31.


Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery, despite worldwide protests.


Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.

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