What Happened on August 23


Historical Events

1595 – Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
1910 – Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
1975 – Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
1979 – Iranian army opens offensive against Kurds
2009 – Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, Rich Harvest Farms: US wins 3rd consecutive Cup 16-12; win 8 of 12 singles to dominate final day
2022 – In US domestic terrorism case two men found guilty of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Witmer

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Famous Birthdays

1917 – Tex Williams, American country-western singer, born in Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1985)
1922 – Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid), born in Sri Lanka (d. 2016)
1927 – Peter Wyngarde [Cyril Goldbert], British actor (Department S and Jason King), born in Marseille, France (d. 2018)
1930 – Jack Bannister, English cricket commentator (BBC; Talksport radio) and bowler (Warwickshire 1,198 wickets), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)
1960 – Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist, born in San Francisco, California
1986 – Neil Cicierega, American cartoonist and musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts

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Famous Deaths

1305 – Scottish patriot William Wallace is hanged, disemboweled and beheaded at Smithfield, London
1519 – Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1591 – Luis de Leon, Spanish scholar and poet, dies at 64
1965 – Jan Antonín Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer (Bata), dies at 67
2006 – Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning), dies at 84
2019 – Sheila Steafel, South African British actress (The Frost Report), dies at 84

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