What happened this day in history August 23, 1973

What are the important events that happened on August 23, 1973? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 23, 1973: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 23, 1973 is the 235th day of the year 1973 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 10, 1973 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 31,920 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $142.46. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 23, 1973 Historical Events

  • 1973
    A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm syndrome”.

Who were born on August 23, 1973?

  • 1973
    Casey Blake, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Kerry Walmsley, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1973
    Malaika Arora Khan, Indian actress and model

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