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 On this day August 13-19, 2023 (week 33) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day August 13-19, 2023 (week 33)

August 13, 2023 - August 19, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features Mustafa Kemal Ataturk of Turkey, the Mainz Psalter, the Tivoli Pleasure Gardens in Copenhagen, Madonna Louise Ciccone, the first CDs, the first boxing rules and the death of the UN special representative in Iraq.

August 13, 1923: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was re-elected Speaker of the Grand Assembly, a position equal to the presidency. He was formally elected president later that year

August 14, 1457: The Mainz Psalter was published. It contained the psalms and was the second major book printed with movable metal type, after the Gutenberg Bible

August 15, 1843: The Tivoli Pleasure Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, opened in Copenhagen, Denmark. It inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland

August 16, 1958: Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Bay City, Michigan. She is the world’s best-selling female recording artist, with global sales of more than 300 million

August 17, 1982: The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released in Germany. They were originally developed to record sound but were later adapted for data

August 18, 1743: The first boxing rules, drafted by bare-knuckle fighter John Broughton, were approved. They introduced a ban on hitting an adversary when he is down

August 19, 2003: Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN special representative in Iraq, was killed when a huge suicide truck bomb ripped through the UN headquarters in Baghdad

PUBLISHED: 31/07/2023; 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