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Historical Events For August - 23

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

1949  The birth of Shelly Long, American actress on August - 23.  

1950  On this day in history west Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation  

1950  Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12) on this day in history.  

1953  On August - 23 phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")  

1956  On August - 23 soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.  

1956  On this day in history the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins.  

1956  On August - 23 ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day  

1958  Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours on August - 23.  

1958  Martin du Gard, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history world's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)  

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1960  On August - 23 oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65  

1961  On this day in history uS lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back  

1962  Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1963  On August - 23 beatles release "She Loves You" in the UK  

1963  On August - 23 ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"  

1964  Footbridge collapses over river gorge in Venezuela, and 29 people fall to their deaths in rapids below on this day in history.  

1965  John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1966  Lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon on August - 23.  

1966  Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1968  On August - 23 ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily  

1969  On August - 23 audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno, Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)  

1970  Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1971  Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1972  On August - 23 republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)  

1972  On August - 23 balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68  

1973  On August - 23 intelsat communications satellite launched  

1975  On August - 23 hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87  

1977  The first man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor) on August - 23.  

1977  On this day in history sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59  

1979  On this day in history bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC  

1979  Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City on August - 23.  

1979  UN's Vienna office opens on August - 23.  

1979  On this day in history mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies  

1980  On this day in history in the Kashmir - India Border Region a 5.2 quake killed 15 people killed, at least 40 injured and many houses damaged in the Bhaddu area, Kashmir  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  On this day in history birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on this day in history.  

1524  On August - 23 birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on this day in history.  

1623  On this day in history birth of stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)  

1724  On this day in history birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on this day in history.  

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on August - 23.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  On August - 23 death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)  

0634  On August - 23 aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.  

1176  On August - 23 death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  On this day in history death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on August - 23.  

1387  On August - 23 death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

1507  On this day in history jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  

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