THERE are plenty of important anniversaries falling in 2017 – whether they be historical events, celebrity birthdays or pop culture memorable moments.Here’s the lowdown on the crucial happenings of August 23…1305: Scottish patriot William Wallace is executed by Edward I of England on charges of high treason1914: Japan declares war on Germany during the First World War1921: Britain announce truce with Sinn Fein1933: Archie Sexton & Laurie Rateri fight it out on the first ever boxing match to be aired on television1933: Mahatma Gandhi is released from Indian jail1939: The USSR sign non-aggression agreement, the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact1942: The Battle of Stalingrad takes place1944: Marseilles is captured during the Second World War1963: The Beatles release She Loves You in the UK2005: Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas2011: Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrownWere you born on August 23?Then you’re lucky enough to share your birthday with these famous faces…1912: Gene Kelly, US actor and dancer1947: Willy Russell, British dramatist and composer of Blood Brothers1949: Rick Springfield, Aussie musician1962: Shaun Ryder, British musician and Happy Mondays lead singer1978: Kobe Bryant, US basketball playerA number of special dates fall this year, although it’s impossible to list them all.Here’s a round-up of some of the anniversaries to… Read full this story
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