On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 2011

Historical Events

  • 5.8 earthquake occurs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia

Historic Event

Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.

Famous Deaths

  • June Wayne, American artist and lithographer (Tamarind Lithography Workshop), dies at 93
2011 Highlights

About August 23, 2011

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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