On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon
  • UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre

Famous Deaths

  • David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), dies at 67
  • William Glasser, American psychiatrist, dies from respiratory failure from pneumonia at 88