On this day: August 23

Published On: Aug 22 2012 03:54:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 23 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

King George gets fed up with the rebelling colonies, a silent film legend passes away, the Earth is ready for its closeup, and an earthquake jolts D.C., all on this day.

OTD August 23 - Keith Moon
23 / 34
Jean-Luc/Wikimedia Commons

1946: Keith Moon, who would go on to become the drummer for The Who before his untimely death in 1978, is born in Wembley, Middlesex, England.

Upload Photos / Videos