On This Day

Historical Events on August 23 (Part 2)

  • 2013 UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre
  • 2015 English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
  • 2015 Destruction by IS of the 1st century AD temple of Baalshamin in ancient ruins of Palmyra confirmed by Syrian officials
  • 2015 12 year old boy trips and rips 17th-century painting "Flowers" by Paolo Porpora worth $1.5m at exhibition in Taiwan

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2015 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins in a playoff with Stacy Lewis for her third success in the event

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2017 World's driest place, the Atacama desert in Chile blooms after unexpected rainfall
  • 2017 Air strike on hotel in Yemen capital Sanaa by Saudi-led coalition leaves at least 30 dead
  • 2017 US Navy fires Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following series of collisions in Asian waters
  • 2017 India toll from swine flu rises above 1000 for the year, 22,186 cases reported
  • 2017 Nearly 60 million people in the Indus Valley, Pakistan at risk from arsenic in research published in "Science Advances"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Tenor Plácido Domingo sings his 150th opera role in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Salzburg Festival, Austria

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo
Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 2019 Russia launches the 1st floating nuclear power station the Akademik Lomonosov from port of Murmansk
  • 2020 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sophia Popov of Germany claims her first Tour title by 2 strokes from Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura; at #304, lowest ranked player to win a major
  • 2020 UEFA Champions League Final, Lisbon: Kingsley Coman heads German giants Bayern Munich to the club's 6th crown in a 1-0 win over Paris St-Germain
  • 2020 President Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway announces she is stepping away from the White House for family reasons

<b>Republican</b> PartyRepublican Party

2020 US Republican party convention begins by formally renominating Donald Trump for a second presidential term

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2020 Indianapolis 500: Japanese ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato wins his second title ahead of Scott Dixon under the yellow caution flag after a crash with 3 laps remaining

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 US black man Jacob Blake shot and injured by police in front of his children in Kenosha, Wisconsin, prompting violent protests

Victim of Police Brutality Jacob Blake
Victim of Police Brutality
Jacob Blake