Daily Calendar for Tuesday, August 22, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Tuesday, August 22, 2023


  • Richard III of England –
  • Calvin E. Stowe (professor of biblical studies) –
  • Kate Chopin (author) –


  • Claude Debussy (composer) –
  • John Lee Hooker (singer) –
  • Ray Bradbury (science fiction author) –
  • Norman Schwarzkopf (Army general) –
  • Carl Yastrzemski (baseball player) –
  • Cindy Williams (actress) –
  • Tori Amos (musician) –
  • Ty Burrell (actor) –
  • Kristen Wiig (actress) –
  • James Corden (actor, tv host) –
  • Dua Lipa (singer) –


  • Ann Franklin, sister-in-law of Benjamin, became the first female editor for an American newspaper, the Newport, R.I., Mercury following her husband’s death.–
  • The schooner, America, won an international race sponsored by the Royal Yacht Society in England. This became a traditional international event known as the America’s Cup race–
  • William Sheppard patented a liquid soap (Patent #49561)–
  • U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to ride in an automobile–
  • Steven C. Rockefeller married Anne Marie Rasmussen–
  • The Beatles arrived in New York City on their last U.S. tour–
  • Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire strengthened, Kelowna, British Columbia–
  • Masked thieves burst into the Oslo museum and snatched a version of the Edvard Munch masterpiece The Scream and a second Munch painting from the walls as visitors watched in shock–
  • Several earthquakes struck southern Colorado; the largest measuring magnitude-5.3–


  • Damaging frosts from New England to North Carolina–
  • Tornado wound through Middlesex County, MA–
  • Frost damaged crops in the Midwest–
  • Severe frost hit Fort Custer, Montana–
  • A record four hurricanes were observed at one time in the North Atlantic. One of these storms hit the U.S. coast days later, killing 1,000-2,000 people in Georgia and South Carolina.–
  • 1.25” hail fell in Castle Rock, Colorado–

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