August 23 is the 235th day of the year There are 130 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+ 1904 – The automobile tire chain is patented.
+ 1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
+ 1990 – Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.
+ 1991 – The World Wide Web is opened to the public.
( Births )
+ 1917 – Tex Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)
+ 1934 – Sonny Jurgensen, American football player and sportscaster
+ 1946 – Keith Moon, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1978)
+ 1949 – Shelley Long, American actress
+ 1949 – Rick Springfield, Australian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
+ 1978 – Kobe Bryant, American basketball player and businessman
+ 1990 – Seth Curry, American basketball player