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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

Monday, 30 March 2015

1949  On this day in history the birth of Shelly Long, American actress  

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

1956  The first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins on August - 23.  

1956  ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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 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 August - 23.  

1966  Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83 on August - 23.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1971  On August - 23 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  On August - 23 balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68  

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 August - 23.  

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

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

1979  On August - 23 mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies  

1980  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 on this day in history.  

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0686  On August - 23 birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

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

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

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

1623  On August - 23 birth of stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)  

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

1727  On August - 23 birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

1740  On August - 23 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  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.  

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

1176  On this day in history death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  On August - 23 death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

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 this day in history.  

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