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Basic Today in Birthdays and Deaths August 23

Last Updated 11-04-2017

🎭Ant -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/22/1967 N.S. or 8/23/1967 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, TV Host
Names/Places: RN: Anthony Steven Kalloniatis
Misc: sources don't agree on birthdate
TV Shows: Celebrity Fit Club (host), Unhappily Ever After (as Barry / Berry)
Movie Titles: Twin Falls Idaho, Another Gay Movie

🎵Mick Burt -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/23/1938 or 8/23/1943
Drummer
Misc: many sources don't agree on the year he was born
Group Names: Chas and Dave

🎵Mick Burt -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/23/1938 or 8/23/1943
Drummer
Misc: many sources don't agree on the year he was born
Group Names: Chas and Dave

🎭Chris Galya -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.6/12/1987 N.S. or 8/23/1987 N.S.
Actor
Misc: conflicting sources from all over the Internet give different dates
TV Shows: Jessie (as Tony), Acting Dead
Movie Titles: Acting Dead, Momma's Man, 1313: Actor Slash Model

🎵Jimy Sohns -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/23/1946 or 8/23/1949 N.S.
Music Figure
Group Names: Shadows of Knight

🎵Jimy Sohns -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.8/23/1946 or 8/23/1949 N.S.
Music Figure
Group Names: Shadows of Knight

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🎵Rex Allen Jr. -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1947
Country Singer
Names/Places: Rex's son
Misc: Grand Ole Opry

🏆🏈Joe Andruzzi -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1975
NFL Guard
Misc: Superbowl XXXI
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

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Carmen Gabreiela Baldwin -- is 4 in the year 2017 and 5 in the year 2018; b.8/23/2013
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Hilaria and Alec's daughter

🎵Barry Bales -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1969
Country Bassist
Group Names: Allison Krauss and Union Station

🏆⚾Mark Bellhorn -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1974
MLB Player

Benjamin Bening-Beatty -- is 23 in the year 2017 and 24 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1994
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Annette Bening & Warren Beatty's son

🎭Tony Bill -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1940
Actor, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Flyboys, Untamed Heart, Five Corners, The Sting, My Bodyguard, Shampoo

🏆⚾Casey Blake -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1973
MLB Third Baseman

🏆⚾Ron Blomberg -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1948
MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN: Boomer
Misc: the first designated hitter
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🎵Sky Blu -- is 31 in the year 2017 and 32 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1986
Musician
Misc: Dance musician
Group Names: LMFAO

🎭🏆⛸Nichole Bobek -- is 40 in the year 2017 and 41 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1977
Actress, Figure Skater
TV Shows: Hip-Hop on Ice, Ice Wars 7, Champions on Ice, Too Hot to Skate
Movie Titles: Ice Pawn, Nutcracker on Ice, All the King's Men

🏆⚾Michael James "Mike" Boddicker -- is 60 in the year 2017 and 61 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1957
MLB Pitcher
Misc: Gold Glove, AL LCS MVP 1983
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles

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Leslie Bogart -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1952
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Lauren Bacall & Humphrey's girl

🏆🏀Allan Bristow -- is 66 in the year 2017 and 67 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1951
NBA Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, ABA Figure
Names/Places: NN: Disco
Misc: Virginia Tech #44 retired; in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Virginia Tech University

🏆🏀Kobe Bryant -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1978
NBA Player

🎭Scott Caan -- is 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1976
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Entourage (as Scott Lavin), Hawaii Five-O (as Danny "Danno" Williams)
Movie Titles: Boiler Room, Varsity Blues, Novocaine, Ocean's Eleven (series), Gone in Sixty Seconds, Ocean's Thirteen

🏆🏈Tony Carter -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1972
NFL Player

🎵🎸Julian Casablancas -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1978
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: The Strokes (lead)

🏆🏒Mike Casselman -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1968
NHL Player, AHL Figure, Canadian

🏆🏈Kyle Clifton -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1962
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏁🏊Natalie Coughlin -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1982
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Seth Curry -- is 27 in the year 2017 and 28 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1990 N.S.
NBA Player
Names/Places: Stephen's brother

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✍🎭Michael Davis -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1953
Writer, Actor, Comedian, Director, Juggler

🎵🎸Dean DeLeo -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1961
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Army of Anyone, Stone Temple Pilots

🎵Ira Dean -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1969
Singer, Country Bassist
Group Names: Trick Pony

⚖🎭Bobby Diamond -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1943
Attorney, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Fury (as Joey Newton), Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Duncan Gillis), Emergency + 4 (voice)
Movie Titles: Airborne, Billie

🏆🏈Matthew Dorsett -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1973
NFL Cornerback
Misc: in the Southern University College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Southern University College, Green Bay Packers (1995-1997), Kansas City Chiefs (1998)

🏆🏈Hugh Douglas -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1971
Sports Analyst, NFL Player

🎭Barbara Eden -- is 86 in the year 2017 and 87 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1931
TV/Movie Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Tucson, Arizona; RLN:Huffman; Michael Ansara's ex-wife
Misc: some say b. 1934
TV Shows: How to Marry a Millionaire (as Loco Jones), I Dream of Jeannie (as Jeannie & sister Jeannie Too), Harper Valley P.T.A. (as Stella Johnson), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Great Aunt Irma), Dallas (as LeAnn de la Vega)
Movie Titles: Harper Valley P.T.A.

🎵Shelly Fairchild -- is 40 in the year 2017 and 41 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1977
Country Singer

🏆🏒Ray Ferraro -- is 53 in the year 2017 and 54 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1964
Hockey Announcer, NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚾Julio Franco -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1958
MLB Coach, MLB Player, Dominican Republican
Misc: All Star MVP 1990
Sports Teams: Texas Rangers

🎭Joanne Froggatt -- is 37 in the year 2017 and 38 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1980
Actress, English
TV Shows: Downtown Abbey

🎭Ed Gale -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1963
Actor, Stuntman
Movie Titles: O Brother Where Art Thou?, Howard the Duck, The Polar Express, Child's Play

🎵Bobby Gee -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1953
Musician, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: aka Bobby G; RN:Robert Gubby
Misc: not b. 1961 (note: my computer cannot accept people with one letter for a last name, so I had to spell his out phoenetically in order to be accepted)
Group Names: Bucks Fizz

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Alexander Benton Gradow -- is 31 in the year 2017 and 32 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1986
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Barbi Benton & George Gradow's son

🎵Roger Greenaway -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1938
Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, English
Group Names: David & Jonathan (as David)

🏆🏈Rex Grossman -- is 37 in the year 2017 and 38 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1980
NFL Quarterback

🏆🎾Nancy Richey Gunter -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1942
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: RN:Nancy Richey
Misc: U.S. Open Doubles 1965, 66

🏆🏒Carl Hagelin -- is 29 in the year 2017 and 30 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1988 N.S.
NHL Player, Swedish
Sports Teams: Anaheim Ducks

🏆🏒Glenn Healy -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1962
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🎵Stan Heywood -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1947
Keyboardist
Group Names: New Vaudeville Band

🎭Jennifer Holmes -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1955
Actress
TV Shows: Newhart (as Leslie Vanderkellen in first season), Misfits of Science (as Jane Miller)
Movie Titles: The Demon, Samson and Delilah

🎭🏆Amanda Hope -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1969
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Amanda Hope Crouch
Misc: July 1992

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🎭🎵Mark Hudson -- is 66 in the year 2017 and 67 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1951
Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Portland, Oregon
Misc: of The Hudson Brothers with brothers Bill & Brett
TV Shows: The Hudson Brothers Show, Hudson Brothers Razzle-Dazzle Show, Sara

Wilder Hudson -- is 10 in the year 2017 and 11 in the year 2018; b.8/23/2007
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Erinn Bartlett and Oliver's son

🎭Annie Ilonzeh -- is 34 in the year 2017 and 35 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1983
Actress
TV Shows: Person of Interest (as Harper Rose), Empire (as Harper Scott)
Movie Titles: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, He's Just Not That Into You, Killer Reality

🏆🏈Mark Ingram -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1965
NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player
Names/Places: Father of Mark Jr.
Misc: Super Bowl Champion (XXV)
Sports Teams: Michigan State, New York Giants (1987-1992), Miami Dolphins (1993-1994), Green Bay Packers (1995), Philadelphia Eagles (1996)

Alexandra Jane Jackson -- is 24 in the year 2017 and 25 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1993
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: NN:Ali; Denise & Alan's girl

🏆⚽Glen Johnson -- is 33 in the year 2017 and 34 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1984 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

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🏆🏈"Sonny" Jurgensen -- is 83 in the year 2017 and 84 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1934
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Quarterback
Misc: 32,224 career yds; 5x all pro; played 18 seasons with Philadelphia and Washington; led NFL in passing twice (1967,69); All-Pro in 1961; 255 career TD passes; shares record for longest pass completion [99 yds. -1968].
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1957-1963), Washington Redskins (1964-1974)

🏆⛸Cynthia Kauffman -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1948
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

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🎭Jaime Lee Kirchner -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1981 N.S.
Actress, German
TV Shows: Bull (as Danny James)

🏆🏈Scott Kowalkowski -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1968
NFL Linebacker

🎵Lil Yachty -- is 20 in the year 2017 and 21 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1997 N.S.
Rapper

🏆🏀Jeremy Lin -- is 29 in the year 2017 and 30 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1988
NBA Player

🎭Shelley Long -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1949
TV/Movie Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Bruce Tyson's wife
TV Shows: Cheers (as Diane Chambers), Good Advice (as Dr. Susan DeRuzza), Modern Family (as DeDe Pritchett)
Movie Titles: Outrageous Fortune, The Money Pit, Night Shift, The Brady Bunch Movie (as Carol Brady)

🏆Valeria Lukyanova -- is 32 in the year 2017 and 33 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1985 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Model, Ukrainian
Misc: looks like a Barbie doll

🏆🥊Juan Manuel Marquez -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1973 N.S.
Boxer, Mexican

🎭Kimberly Matula -- is 29 in the year 2017 and 30 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1988
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: UnREAL (as Tiffany Jones)
Movie Titles: Queen Sized, Dawn Patrol, Maybe Somebody

🎭Patricia McBride -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1942
Actress, Ballerina

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🎭Vera Miles -- is 88 in the year 2017 and 89 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1929
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Boise City, OK; RLN:Ralston
Misc: some say b. 1930
Movie Titles: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Wrong Man, The Searchers, Psycho

🎭Jay Mohr -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1970
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
Names/Places: RFN:John
TV Shows: Last Comic Standing (host)
Movie Titles: Pay It Forward, Street Kings, Jerry McGwire, Small Soldiers (voice)

🎭🎵Pablo Montero -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1974 N.S.
Actor, Composer, Pop Singer, Mexican

🏆🏉Brett Morris -- is 31 in the year 2017 and 32 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1986 N.S.
Rugby Player, Australian
Names/Places: Josh's twin

🏆🏉Josh Morris -- is 31 in the year 2017 and 32 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1986 N.S.
Rugby Player, Australian
Names/Places: Brett's twin

🎵Rich Neville -- is 38 in the year 2017 and 39 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1979
Singer
Group Names: Five Guys

⚛⚖Antonia Novello -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1944
Physician, Government Official, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: Don Novello's sister
Misc: ex-U.S. Surgeon General

🏆⛸Peter Oppegard -- is 58 in the year 2017 and 59 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1959
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: skating coach

🎭Ray Park -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1974
Actor, Stuntman, Scotish
TV Shows: Heroes (as Edgar)
Movie Titles: X-Men, G.I. Joe (series), Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (as Darth Maul)

🎵Woody Paul -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1949
Composer, Fiddler, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN: Paul Chrisman; billed as Woody Paul --King of the Cowboy Fiddlers
Group Names: Ryders in the Sky

🎭Chris Potter -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1960
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Canadian
TV Shows: Kung Fu The Legend Continues (as Peter Caine), Heartland (as Tim Fleming), Silk Stalkings (as Det. Sgt. Tom Ryan)
Movie Titles: The Pacifier, X-Men

👑Queen Noor Of Jordan -- is 66 in the year 2017 and 67 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1951
Queen
Names/Places: RN:Lisa Halaby; King Hussein's wife

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🎭Jeramie Rain -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1948
Actress

🎭Andrew Rannells -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1978 N.S.
Stage Actor
TV Shows: The New Normal (as Bryan Collins), Street Sharks, Girls (as Elijah Krantz)
Movie Titles: The Intern, Bachelorette

🏆🏈Kenyon Rasheed -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1970
NFL Runningback

🎭🏆Laura Richmond -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1966
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: September 1988

🎭David Robb -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1947 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Downtown Abbey
Movie Titles: The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, The Young Victoria, Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Jones McCoy Romo -- is 0 in the year 2017 and 1 in the year 2018; b.8/23/2017 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Candice Crawford and Tony's son

🎭Frank Runyeon -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1953
Actor
TV Shows: Falcon Crest (as Jovan), As the World Turns (as Steve Andropolous), Santa Barbara (as Michael Donnelly), General Hospital (as Simon Romero), Another World (as Ed McClain)
Movie Titles: Sudden Death

🎵Adam Rupp -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1982 N.S.
Country Singer
Group Names: Home Free

✍📰🎭🎵Mark Russell -- is 85 in the year 2017 and 86 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1932
Satirist, Columnist, Comedian, TV Host, Pianist, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo; RLN:Ruslander
Misc: Washington D.C. politics
TV Shows: Real People

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📰🎭🎵🎸Shaun Ryder -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1962
Columnist, Actor, Personality, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer, English
Group Names: Happy Mondays, Gorillaz

🎨🎭🏆Cathy Saint George -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1954
Artist, Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: August 1982

✍🎭Richard Sanders -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1940
Writer, Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Misc: some say b. Aug 28
TV Shows: WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Les Nessman), The New WKRP in Cincinnatti (as Les Nessman), Spencer, Berrengers
Movie Titles: Men of Honor, Valley Girl

Hamilton O. Smith -- is 86 in the year 2017 and 87 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1931
Chemist, Microbiologist, Physician
Misc: shared with Werner Arber and Daniel Nathans for the Nobel Prize for his discovery of a new class of restriction enzymes that recognize specific sequences of nucleotides in a molecule of DNA

🏆🏀Rik Smits -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1966
NBA Center, Dutch (Netherlands)
Sports Teams: Indiana Pacers

David Atticus Sohmer -- is 25 in the year 2017 and 26 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1992
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Deidre Hall & Steve's surrogate son

🎵🎷Martial Solal -- is 90 in the year 2017 and 91 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1927
Composer, Jazz Pianist, French

🎭🎵🎸Rick Springfield -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1949
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Australian
Names/Places: RN:Richard Lewis Springthorpe
Song Titles: Speak to the Sky, Jessie's Girl, I've Done Everything For You, Love Is Alright Tonight, Don't Talk To Strangers, Calling All Girls, What Kind of Fool Am I?, I Get Excited, Affair of the Heart, Human Touch, Love Somebody, Bop 'Til You Drop, Taxi Dancing, Bruce
Album Titles: Working Class Dog, Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet, Living in Oz, Hard to Hold
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Dr. Noah Drake), The Human Target (as Christiopher Chance), Mission: Magic (as himself), General Hospital (as Eli Love 2007-?), High Tide (as Mick Barrett)
Movie Titles: Hard to Hold, High Tide

🎭Skipp Sudduth -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1956
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Third Watch (as John Thomas "Sully" Sullivan)
Movie Titles: Ronin, Money Train

🎭🏆Lena Tabori -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1944
Actress, Producer, Model, Swedish
Names/Places: daughter of Viveca Lindfors

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🏆🏌Peter Thompson -- is 88 in the year 2017 and 89 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1929
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Australian
Misc: British Open [1954, 55, 56, 58, 65]

🎭Brandon Tyler -- is 35 in the year 2017 and 36 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1982
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2001
TV Shows: Undressed
Movie Titles: Winning London

🏆🏁Kenny Wallace -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1963
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Rusty's brother

🎵Bobby Watson -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1953
Educator, Composer, Alto-sax, Soprano-sax, Bandleader

🎵Andy Wild -- is 36 in the year 2017 and 37 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1981 N.S.
Saxophonist, Soul Musician
Group Names: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Pete Wilson -- is 84 in the year 2017 and 85 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1933
Senator, Governor
Misc: former California governor

🎭🎵Curtis Wong -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1962
Actor, Producer, Singer, Canadian
TV Shows: The New Mickey Mouse Club

🏆🏈Rayfield Wright -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.8/23/1945
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Fort Valley State College, Dallas Cowboys (1967-1980)

✍🎭Christopher Blake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1949 d.12/11/2004 N.S. (55)
Screenwriter, Actor, English
TV Shows: Mixed Blessings, That's My Boy

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🎨Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1833 d.6/17/1898 (64)
Designer, Painter, British

🏆⚾Guy Bush -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1901 d.7/2/1985 (83)
MLB Pitcher

🎨Ernie Bushmiller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1905 d.8/15/1982 (76)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Nancy

⚛📰Moritz Benedikt Cantor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1829 d.4/10/1920 (90)
Mathematician, Historian, German
Misc: a 19th century great

John Sherman Cooper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1901 d.2/21/1991 (89)
Politician, Senator, Diplomat

🎭🎵Bob Crosby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1913 d.3/9/1993 (79)
Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Bandleader
Names/Places: RFMN:George Robert; b. in Spokane, WA; Bing's brother

Will Cuppy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1884 d.9/19/1949 (65)
Critic, Humorist
Names/Places: born in Auburn, Indiana
Book Titles: How to Be a Hermit, How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes, How to Become Extinct, The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

⚛⚖Georges Cuvier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1769 d.5/13/1832 (62)
Naturalist, Zoologist, Statesman
Misc: science of comparative anatomy father

🎭Jean Darling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1922 d.9/4/2015 N.S. (93)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Dorothy Jean LeVake
Movie Titles: Our Gang

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🏆⚾George Stacey Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1870 d.10/17/1940 (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: Cleveland Spiders (1890-1892), New York Giants (1893-1901), Chicago White Sox (1902), New York Giants (1903), Chicago White Sox (1904-1909), New York Giants (as manager, 1895, 1900-1901)

🎵Eadie Del Rubio -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1921 d.12/16/1996 (75)
Novelty Singer
Group Names: the Del Rubio Triplets

🎵Elena Del Rubio -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1921 d.3/19/2001 (79)
Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Del Rubio Triplets

🎵Milly Del Rubio -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1921 d.7/21/2011 (89)
Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Del Rubio Triplets

William Henry Eccles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1875 d.4/29/1966 (90)
Physicist, British
Misc: pioneered in the development of radio communication.

✍📰Sir Geoffrey Faber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1889 d.3/31/1961 (71)
Poet, Publisher, British

📰John Fenno -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1751 d.9/14/1798 (47)
Newsperson, Publisher
Misc: founder in 1789 of the Gazette of the United States, a major political organ of the Federalist Party.

📰⚖💰Harry Guggenheim -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1890 d.1/22/1971 (80)
Publisher, Publisher, Diplomat, Businessperson, Philanthropist
Misc: co-founded Newsday

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✍📰William E. Henley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1849 d.7/11/1903 (53)
Poet, Editor, British

🎵🎸Jimi Jamison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1951 d.8/31/2014 (63)
Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Survivor (lead 1984-1990)
Song Titles: The Moment of Truth, I Can't Hold Back, High on You, The Search is Over, Burning Heart, Is This Love
Album Titles: Vital Signs, When Seconds Count, Too Hot to Sleep

⛪🎭🎵Gene Kelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1912 d.2/2/1996 (83)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Producer/Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh, PA; RFN:Eugene Curran
Misc: Hollywood's 40-50s song & dance man
TV Shows: North and South
Movie Titles: American in Paris, Singin' in the Rain, Hello Dolly, Xanadu, Anchors Aweigh, Going My Way

🏆⚾George Kell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1922 d.3/24/2009 (86)
Hall of Famer, MLB Third Baseman
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1943-1946), Detroit Tigers (1946-1952), Boston Red Sox (1952-1954), Chicago White Sox (1954-1956), Baltimore Orioles (1956-1957)

🏆🏈Cortez Kennedy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1968 d.5/23/2017 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 5x All-Pro
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (1990-2000)

👑King Ivan VI Of Russia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/13/1740 O.S. or 8/23/1740 N.S. d.7/16/1764
King, Russian
Misc: proclaimed Emperor of Russia as an infant although he never actually reigned

👑King Louis XVI Of France -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1754 d.1/21/1793 (38)
King, French
Names/Places: b. at Versailles; Marie Antoinette's hubby
Misc: King of France (1774-93); guillotined.

🎵Ernst Krenek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1900 d.12/23/1991 (91)
Composer

🎵Rudy Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1936 d.5/20/1964 (27)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Drifters

🏆⚾John Sherman Lollar Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1924 N.S. d.9/24/1977 N.S. (53)
MLB Catcher
Names/Places: aka Sherm Lollar
Misc: 3x Gold Glove

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🎭John Lupton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1928 d.11/3/1993 (65)
TV/Movie/Soap Actor
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Dr. Tommy Horton Jr.), Broken Arrow (as Tom Jeffords)

✍📰⚖Edgar Lee Masters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1868 d.3/5/1950 (81)
Poet, Dramatist, Biographer, Attorney
Misc: b. Sep?

🎭James Millhollin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1915 d.5/23/1993 (77)
Actor

🎭🎵🎸Keith Moon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1947 d.9/7/1978 (31)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Misc: some say b. 1946
Group Names: The Who

🎭Robert Mulligan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1925 d.12/20/2008 (83)
Movie Director
Movie Titles: Summer of '42

🎵Emilio Navaira -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1962 d.5/16/2016 N.S. (53)
Songwriter, Country Singer, Mexican
Misc: Tejano singer

✍🎭John Nesbitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1910 d.8/10/1960 (49)
Writer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, TV Host, Producer, Narrator, Canadian

🎭Harriet Parsons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1906 d.1/2/1983 (76)
Actor, Producer

🎭Bob Peck -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1945 d.4/4/1999 (53)
Actor
Movie Titles: Jurassic Park (as game warden)

🎭🎵River Phoenix -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1970 d.10/31/1993 (23)
Vegetarian, TV/Movie Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Madras, OR; MN:Jude; Leaf's brother, has sisters Rainbow, Liberty, & Summer
Misc: some say b. Aug 24 or 1971
TV Shows: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (as Guthrie)

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🎭🏆🥊John "Rags" Ragland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1905 d.8/20/1946 (40)
Movie Actor, Boxer

Osborne Reynolds -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1842 d.2/21/1912 (69)
Engineer, Physicist, Educator, British
Misc: best known for his work in hydraulics and hydrodynamics.

🎵Malvina Reynolds -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1900 d.3/17/1978 (77)
Songwriter, Blues Singer, Folk Singer
Song Titles: Little Boxes (songwriter), Morningtown Ride

🏆🏁🎿Birger Ruud -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1911 d.6/13/1998 (86)
Skier, Norweigan
Misc: world champion ski jumper, holder of five world titles in ski jumping, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36).

🎭Marian Seldes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1928 d.10/6/2014 (86)
Actress

📰Arnold Toynbee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1852 d.3/9/1883 (30)
Economist, Social Reformer, English

🎭Eugene E. Troobnick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1926 d.2/19/2003 (76)
Soap Actor
TV Shows: Guiding Light

🎖Jonathan M. Wainwright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1883 d.9/2/1953 (70)
General
Misc: won distinction as the hero of Bataan and Corregidor in the defense of the Philippines against Japanese attack during World War II.

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🎵Tex Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1917 d.10/11/1985 (68)
Songwriter, Bandleader, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Sol Williams
Song Titles: Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette

🎨Jack Butler Yeats -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/23/1871 d.3/28/1957 (85)
Painter, Irish

🎵Eric Allandale -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1936 d.8/23/2001 (65)
Songwriter, Singer, Trombonist, Bandleader
Misc: West Indies
Group Names: Foundations

Hertha Marks Ayrton -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1854 N.S. d.8/23/1923 N.S. (69)
Engineer, Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, English

👑Adu Bakr -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/573 d.8/23/634
King
Misc: Ruled as the first of the Muslim caliphs (632-634)

💰Alfred Bloomingdale -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1916 d.8/23/1982 (66)
Executive
Misc: Diner's Club credit card co. founder 1950

🎭🏆Betty Blue -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1931 N.S. d.8/23/2000 N.S. (69)
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: November 1956

🏆⚾Bobby Bonds -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1946 d.8/23/2003 (57)
MLB Player
Misc: 3x All-Star, All Star MVP 1973, 3x Gold Glove; only player to hit a home run his very first time at bat in the majors; 332 HRs and 461 SBs
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants (1968-1974)

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🎖⚖William Bradford IV -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1755 d.8/23/1795 (39)
Revolutionary, Judge/Jurist, Government Official
Misc: the second Attorney General

🎭🎵Jerry Bresler -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1908 d.8/23/1977 (69)
Movie Producer, Songwriter
Song Titles: Five Guys Named Moe (songwriter)
Movie Titles: Our Gang

🎭Francis X. Bushman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1883 d.8/23/1966 (83)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: Beverly Bayne's hubby
Movie Titles: Ben Hur

🎵🎷Don Byas -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1912 d.8/23/1972 (59)
Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist
Names/Places: FN:Carlos

🎖⚖Manuel Deodoro Da Fonseca -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1827 d.8/23/1892 (65)
Revolutionary, Head of State
Misc: Leader of the coup that toppled Emperor Pedro II. He became the first president of the Brazilian republic.

🎵Pete Daily -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1911 d.8/23/1986 (75)
Cornetist, Bandleader

📰Alfred Eisenstaedt -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1898 d.8/23/1995 (96)
Photojournalist, German
Misc: Father of Photojournalism; d. Aug 24?; master Life photographer whose many famous images include the VJ Day picture of a sailor kissing a woman in Times Square

✍🎭Zoltan Fabri -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1917 d.8/23/1994 (76)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director, Hungarian

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🎵🎷Maynard Ferguson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/4/1928 d.8/23/2006 (78)
Bandleader, Jazz Trumpeter, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Verdun, Quebec
Misc: plays other horns too

🎵Frank Emilio Flynn -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1921 d.8/23/2001 (80)
Pianist

🎭Kathleen Freeman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1919 d.8/23/2001 (82)
Actress
Misc: some say b. 1922
TV Shows: Topper (as Katie the maid), It's About Time (as Mrs. Boss), The Beverly Hillbillies (as Flo Shafer), Funny Face, Lotsa Luck

🎨Naum Gabo -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1890 d.8/23/1977 (87)
Sculptor, Russian
Misc: whose use of such materials as glass, plastic, and metal signaled a rejection of traditional concepts of mass in favour of a sense of spatial movement.

🎭Hoot Gibson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1892 d.8/23/1962 (70)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RFMN:Edmund Richard
Misc: silent westerns

✍⚛Dr. William Glasser -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1925 d.8/23/2013 (88)
Author, Psychiatrist
Misc: His unorthodox emphasis on personal responsibility for mental problems sold millions of books, caught the attention of educators and earned him an international following.

Philip Henry Gosse -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1810 d.8/23/1888 (78)
Inventor
Misc: inventor of the institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos); with that invention, it was the dawning of the age of .... AQUARIUMS (GROAN)

✍🎭🎵Oscar Hammerstein II -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1895 d.8/23/1960 (65)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Stage Producer, Lyricist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Richard Rodgers' partner; Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King & I, Sound of Music, South Pacific, Show Boat; Trivia: was the only Oscar ever to win an Oscar--twice: in 1942 for Best Song ("The Last Time I Saw Paris", from :Lady Be Good"--award shared with Jerome Kern) & in 1946, also for Best Song ("It Might As Well Be Spring" from "State Fair"--shared with Richard Rodgers)

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🎭Steven Hill -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1922 d.8/23/2016 N.S. (94)
Actor
TV Shows: Mission: Impossible (as Daniel Briggs), Law & Order (as D.A. Adam Schiff)

🎭Sybil Jason -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1927 d.8/23/2011 (83)
Actress
Misc: was a rival to Shirley Temple

🎵Harold Kalin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1939 d.8/23/2005 (66)
Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: Herbie's twin
Group Names: The Kalin Twins

🎵Glen Gray Knoblaugh -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1906 d.8/23/1963 (57)
Saxophonist, Bandleader

✍⚛R. D. Laing -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1927 d.8/23/1989 (61)
Author, Psychiatrist, Scotish
Names/Places: RFMN:Ronald David
Misc: noted for his alternative approach to the treatment of schizophrenia.

🎭Charles Alvin Lisanby -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1924 d.8/23/2013 (89)
Hall of Famer, Entertainment Figure
Misc: Emmy-winning production designer who helped define scenic design in early color television.

James Lyall -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1836 d.8/23/1901 (64)
Inventor

✍📰Peter Maas -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1929 d.8/23/2001 (72)
Author, Journalist

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Luke Metimop -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.8/23/1913 (120)
Misc: one of his sons was 90 at the time of his death

🎭John Milford -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1929 d.8/23/2000 (70)
Actor
TV Shows: The Lieutenant, Legend of Jesse James (as Cole Younger), Enos

Stanford Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1913 d.8/23/1982 (68)
Biochemist
Misc: with Christian B. Anfinsen and William H. Stein, received the 1972 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their research on the molecular structures of proteins.

🎭Jerry Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1934 d.8/23/2012 (78)
Puppeteer
TV Shows: The Muppet Show (as Dr. Strangepork, Floyd, Pops, Lew Zealand)

🎭Hank Patterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1888 d.8/23/1975 (86)
Actor
TV Shows: Gunsmoke (as Hank), Green Acres (as Fred Ziffel)

🎖Oliver "Hazard" Perry -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1785 d.8/23/1819 (34)
Military Leader, Naval Officer
Names/Places: b. in South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Misc: American commander at Battle of Lake Erie; "we have met the enemy and they are ours"; some say b. Aug 23

🎭🎵Brock Peters -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1927 d.8/23/2005 (78)
Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Fisher
Misc: Hanna Barbera cartoons
Movie Titles: To Kill a Mockingbird

🎵Bill Phillips -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1936 d.8/23/2010 (74)
Country Singer

🎵David Rose -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1910 d.8/23/1990 (80)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Musician, Pianist, Bandleader, English
Names/Places: wed to Martha Raye then Judy Garland
Misc: scored many TV series like Bonanza, Little House, Father Murphy, & Highway to Heaven; some say b. June 3 1915
Song Titles: The Stripper Song, Holiday for Strings (theme)
TV Shows: The Red Skelton Show

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Martha Rountree -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1911 d.8/23/1999 (87)
Writer
Misc: co-creator and first moderator of Meet the Press 1945-53
TV Shows: Meet the Press, Keep Posted, The Big Issue, Press Conference

🎵Albert Roussel -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1869 d.8/23/1937 (68)
Composer, French

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🏆🏈Wayne Simmons -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1969 d.8/23/2002 N.S. (32)
NFL Linebacker

🎨Adele Simpson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1903 d.8/23/1995 (91)
Fashion Designer
Names/Places: RLN:Smithline
Misc: clothed first ladies and movie stars

🎭Hunt Stromberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/12/1894 d.8/23/1968 (74)
Movie Director

🎭Robert Symonds -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/1/1926 d.8/23/2007 (80)
Actor
TV Shows: The Blue & the Gray

🏆🥊William "Bendigo" Thompson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1811 d.8/23/1880 (68)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🎭Rudolph Valentino -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1895 d.8/23/1926 (31)
Movie Actor, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Castellaneta; RN:Rudolpho Alfonzo Rafaello Pietro Filiberto Guglieimi Di Valentino d'Antonguolla; d. in New York

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🎖Ed Warren -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1926 N.S. d.8/23/2006 N.S. (79)
Detective
Misc: paranormal investigator who was the inspiration for Amityville Horror

Thomas Weller -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1915 d.8/23/2008 (93)
Scientist, Bacteriologist

Norman Wexler III -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1926 d.8/23/1999 (73)
Screen/Scriptwriter
Movie Titles: Saturday Night Fever, Serpico, Stayin' Alive

🏆⚾Hoyt Wilhelm -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/26/1922 d.8/23/2002 (80)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: the first relief pitcher inducted into Hall of Fame (1985); knuckleballer and all-time leader in games pitched (1,070), games finished (651) and games won in relief (124); had career ERA of 2.52 and 227 saves; threw no-hitter vs NY Yankees (1958); also hit one and only HR of career in first major league at bat (1952).
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1952-1956), St. Louis Cardinals (1957), Cleveland Indians (1957-1958), Baltimore Orioles (1958-1962), Chicago White Sox (1963-1968), California Angels (1969), Atlanta Braves (1969-1970), Chicago Cubs (1970), Atlanta Braves (1971), Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-1972)

🏆🎾Beals Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1879 d.8/23/1961 (81)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

Charles-Augustin de Coulomb -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1736 d.8/23/1806 (70)
Scientist, Inventor, French
Misc: measured the force of magnetic & electrical attraction

🏆🏈Steve van Buren -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 d.8/23/2012 (91)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: led Philadelphia to 2 NFL titles (1948-49); league's top rusher 4 times.
Sports Teams: The Philadelphia Eagles (1944-1951)

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The Holiday Almanacs August 23, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Thu Aug the 23 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 235 of the year
Serialnumber = 43323
Julian date = 2458342 O.S.= 8 - 10 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

[Curacao] Memory of murder of slave Diana
[Romania] Liberation Day (1944)
[Swaziland] Umhlanga Day
Gasoline Alley Birthday (debut 1919)
Hug Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Day
Singing In The Rain Day (Gene Kelly b-anniv)
Be Kind to Humankind Week (Day 5)/Thoughtful Thursday
National Religious Software Week (Day 5)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Flowers: gladiolus and poppy
Gems: sardonyx and peridot
Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon and Barley Moon?
Home Improvement Months (not the TV show) (from April-Sep)
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
American Artists Appreciation Month
Architecture Month
Breastfeeding Month
Fall of Empires Month
Foot Health Month
National Canning Month
National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
National HAIRitage Month
National Parks Month
National Sandwich Month
National Water Quality Month
Psychic Month
Romance Awareness Month
Science, Medicine and Technology Books Month
Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco (thru 8-31)
[Ancient Rome] Volcanalia (Festival of Vulcan)
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