This Day in History on 23 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 23 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1852 – Radha Gobinda Kar, Indian physician and philanthropist (d. 1918)

1872 – Tanguturi Prakasam, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Andhra (d. 1957)

Death/ Death Anniversary

2015 – Enrique Reneau, Honduran footballer (b. 1971)


2015 – Paul Royle, Australian lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)


2016 – Steven Hill, American actor (b. 1922)

Law and Order (NBC) Season 10, 1999-2000 Shown: Steven Hill


2019 – David Koch, American engineer, businessman, and philanthropist (b. 1940)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History