What Happened on August 23, 2007

Historical Events

  • Hashtag invented and first used in a tweet by US product designer Chris Messina

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Wilkinson, British bank executive (National Westminster Bank), dies at 80
  • Robert Symonds, American actor and associate director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, dies at 80
  • William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (1st African American justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court), dies at 59
2007 Highlights

About August 23, 2007

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
  • UK #1 Song: Stronger - Kanye West