August 23, 2000 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
  • Nicaragua becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. This essentially deprecated the Buenos Aires Convention treaty, because as of this date, all members of the BA Convention were also signatories to Berne.

Deaths in History

  • John Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1932)