We"ve performed the most in-depth research possibile on August 23, 2011, here"s what our experts found out: it was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 23, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry. Carnage, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2011 while Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Centipede: Infestation or SpongeBob SquigglePants. But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Holidays

Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac Swaziland - Umhlanga Day Romania - Liberation Day (1944) RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima Roman festivals - VulcanaliaSee more

Events

2011 Battle of Tripoli Heavy fighting continues in the Libyan capital Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi leads a counterattack despite earlier reports of his capture. (ABC News Australia) Rebels capture Muammar Gaddafi's Bab al-Azizia compound after heavy fighting. (BBC) Turkey claims to have killed 100 Kurdistan Workers' Party terrorists in bombing raids on positions in northern Iraq since last Wednesday. (Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review) Suspected Islamic insurgents kill two Thai Army soldiers and wound 14 other people in southern Thailand. (AP via Google News) The United Nations Human Rights Council orders an investigation into alleged human rights violations by the Government of Syria in the 2011 Syrian uprising. (BBC) At least one Palestinianis killed and several injured following an Israeli drone aircraft attack on Gaza shorty after an informal ceasefire was reached . (Al-Jazeera) Swiss bank UBS AG announces plans to cut 3,500 jobs. (''Financial Times'') Hurricane Irene reaches Category 2 strength as it hits the island of Hispaniola containing Haiti and the Dominican Republic. (CNN) A magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes near Mineral, Virginia; a nearby nuclear reactor is automatically shutdown due to the quake. This is the most powerful earthquake to hit Virginia since 1897. (New York Times) (The Guardian) Thailand says it will recognize the State of Palestine during its September bid at the United Nations General Assembly. (Ma'an News Agency) A judge in New York City rules in favour dropping sexual assault charges against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (''New York Times'') President Obama provides temporary relief for illegal immigrants who are students, veterans, the elderly, crime victims and those with family, including same-sex partners, as part of immigration reform in the United States. (Los Angeles Times) (New York Times) An e-petition calling for the British Government to release of Cabinet documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster collects 100,000 signatures - enough for MPs to consider a House of Commons debate on the matter. It is the first government e-petition to reach the target. (BBC) News International phone hacking scandal News International phone hacking scandal: The BBC reports that former News of the World editor Andy Coulson continued to receive a severance pay package from News International while working as Director of Communications for the Conservative Party. (BBC) Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree is declared the winner in the Democratic Party primary election in Mississippi, becoming the first black candidate to win a major party nomination in a gubernatorial race. (Clarion Ledger) 2011 Battle of Tripoli: Heavy fighting continues in the Libyan capital Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi leads a counterattack despite earlier reports of his capture. (ABC News Australia)Rebels capture Muammar Gaddafi's Bab al-Azizia compound after heavy fighting. (BBC)See more

Movies

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Carnage

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly


Contagion

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Country: United States of America


A Dangerous Method

Release year: 2011

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel


W.E.

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Madonna

Starring: Abbie Cornish, James D"Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Oscar Isaac


Courageous

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Renee Jewell


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Top #5 R&B songs

DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - I'm On OneMiguel - Sure ThingKelly Rowland Featuring Lil Wayne - MotivationLil Wayne - How To LoveMiguel - Quickie

Top #5 Latin songs

Mana - Amor ClandestinoDon Omar - TabooPitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer - Give Me EverythingLa Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga - Di Que RegresarasRomeo Santos - You


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Conference

Football (United Kingdom)AFC Telford United - Lincoln : 1 - 2Barrow - Fleetwood Town : 4 - 0Darlington - Alfreton Town : 1 - 1Ebbsfleet - Newport County : 1 - 1Forest Green - Braintree Town : 0 - 2See all Football game results of August 23, 2011