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Historical Events - August 23
United Kingdom captured Hong Kong.
Mahatma Gandhi was released from Poona jail after his hunger strike (against the Government’s attitude to Untouchables) almost kills him.
Lunar Orbiter I took a photograph of the Earth from orbit around the moon.
The World Wide Web opened to the public.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu ushers in the cell phone revolution in India by making the first call to Union Telecom Minister Sukh Ram.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown.
: Louis XVI, French monarch responsible for the revolution and the last king of France.
: Radha Gobinda Kar, eminent physician, and philanthropist of Bengal.
: Saira Banu, Indian actress.
Willey Russell, English playwright from Liverpool.
: Queen Noor, Queen of Jordan.
: Vani Kapoor, Indian actress, and model.
: Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general, renowned for his conquest in Britain.
: Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian field marshal, and politician, 1st President of Brazil.
Rudolf Valentino, screen actor, the idol of millions.
: Stanford Moore, American biochemist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate.
Arti Saha, first Indian female swimmer who swam across English Chanel.
: John Kendrew, English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize laureate.