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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

Sunday, 19 April 2015

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  On August - 23 jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)  

1953  On this day in history phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")  

1956  Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City on this day in history.  

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

1960  World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea) on August - 23.  

1960  On this day in history 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  Beatles release "She Loves You" in the UK on this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

1965  On August - 23 john Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67  

1966  On August - 23 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  On August - 23 ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily  

1969  On this day in history 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 August - 23.  

1971  Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58 on August - 23.  

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 August - 23.  

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

1977  On this day in history the first man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)  

1977  Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59 on August - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history uN's Vienna office opens  

1979  On August - 23 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 People Born On This Day In History

0686  Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on this day in history.  

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

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on August - 23.  

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

1623  Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on August - 23.  

1724  On August - 23 birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  On this day in history birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

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  Death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40) on August - 23.  

0634  On this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

1106  On this day in history death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on August - 23.  

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 August - 23.  

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on August - 23.  

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.