What Happened on August 23, 2015

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 12 year old boy trips and rips 17th-century painting "Flowers" by Paolo Porpora worth $1.5m at exhibition in Taiwan
  • Destruction by IS of the 1st century AD temple of Baalshamin in ancient ruins of Palmyra confirmed by Syrian officials
  • English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

  • Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan (46) weds model Megan Wollover (28) in NYC

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), dies at 93