On this day August 6-12, 2023 (week 32) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day August 6-12, 2023 (week 32)

August 6, 2023 - August 12, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards, singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the first space wedding, U.S. artist Jackson Pollock and the last quagga.

July 6, 1538: Bogotá, capital of Colombia, was founded by Spanish explorer Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Its indigenous name was Bacatá, meaning “The Lady of the Andes”

July 7, 1995: British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards leapt 18.29m (60ft) at the World Athletics Championships in Gothenburg. His record, the first over 18m, stands to this day

July 8 2022: Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress who found enduring fame for her role in the film musical Grease, died aged 73 after a long battle with cancer

July 9, 1945: Three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a second U.S. bomb destroyed the Japanese city of Nagasaki. An estimated 74,000 people were killed

July 10 2003: The first space wedding took place, via satellite downlink, with the groom aboard the International Space Station and the bride at NASA headquarters in Texas

July 11, 1956: U.S. artist Jackson Pollock, who led the Abstract Expressionist movement and introduced the technique of pouring paint on to canvas, was killed in a car crash

July 12, 1883: The last quagga, distinguished from other zebras by its pattern of brown and white stripes on the front of the body and plain brown rear, died at a zoo in Amsterdam

PUBLISHED: 10/07/2023; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom