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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

Monday, 21 April 2014

1949  The birth of Shelly Long, American actress on this day in history.  

1950  West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation on this day in history.  

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

1953  Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3") on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1958  Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history martin du Gard, writer, dies  

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

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  On this day in history hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70  

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

1963  On this day in history 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  On this day in history john Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67  

1966  Lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55  

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

1972  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history intelsat communications satellite launched  

1975  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1979  On this day in history soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.  

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

1979  Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on this day in history.  

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on this day in history.