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

Event of Interest

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

  • John Howard Davies, British child actor (Oliver Twist), and television comedy producer and director (Monty Python's Flying Circus; Fawlty Towers; The Good Life), dies of cancer at 72
  • June Wayne, American artist and lithographer (Tamarind Lithography Workshop), dies at 93

About August 23, 2011

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Go - Wretch 32 Ft. Josh Kumra