On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 2000

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 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.

Famous Weddings

  • "7th Heaven" actor Ed Begley Jr. (51) weds actress Rachelle Carson (40) in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • John Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1932)