- A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
- Nicaragua becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. This essentially deprecated the Buenos Aires Convention treaty, because as of this date, all members of the BA Convention were also signatories to Berne.
- "7th Heaven" actor Ed Begley Jr. (51) weds actress Rachelle Carson (40) in Las Vegas
- John Anthony Kaiser, American Roman Catholic priest assassinated near his mission at Morendat, Kenya at 67
About August 23, 2000
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes
Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo
- #1 Song: Doesn't Really Matter - Janet
- #1 Song: Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - Spiller