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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

Sunday, 21 December 2014

1949  On August - 23 the birth of Shelly Long, American actress  

1950  On August - 23 west Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation  

1950  On this day in history jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)  

1953  On this day in history 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  The first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins on this day in history.  

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

1958  On this day in history marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours  

1958  On August - 23 martin du Gard, writer, dies  

1960  On August - 23 world's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)  

1960  Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1961  US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back on August - 23.  

1962  Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70 on August - 23.  

1963  On this day in history beatles release "She Loves You" in the UK  

1963  Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By" on this day in history.  

1964  On August - 23 footbridge collapses over river gorge in Venezuela, and 29 people fall to their deaths in rapids below.  

1965  On this day in history john Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67  

1966  On this day in history lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon  

1966  On this day in history francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83  

1968  Ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily on this day in history.  

1969  Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno, Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912) on this day in history.  

1970  Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55 on August - 23.  

1971  On this day in history gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58  

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

1972  Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68 on August - 23.  

1973  Intelsat communications satellite launched on this day in history.  

1975  Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1977  The first man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor) on this day in history.  

1977  Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1979  Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC on this day in history.  

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

1979  On August - 23 uN's Vienna office opens  

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

1980  On August - 23 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  Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on August - 23.  

1486  On August - 23 birth of siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

1524  On this day in history birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  On August - 23 birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

1623  Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1724  Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796) was born on this day in history.  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on August - 23.  

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

Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

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

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on August - 23.  

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

1507  On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72