On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead
  • India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year, 22,186 cases reported
  • Nearly 60 million people in the Indus Valley, Pakistan at risk from arsenic in research published in "Science Advances"
  • US Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters
  • World's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall

Famous Deaths

  • Susan Vreeland, American author (The Passion of Artemisia), dies at 71
  • [Jacob] "Jack" Rosenthal, American journalist and government official, dies of pancreatic cancer at 82