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Historical Events For August - 23

Sunday, 25 June 2017

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  Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12) on August - 23.  

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

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

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

1958  Martin du Gard, writer, dies on August - 23.  

1960  World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea) on this day in history.  

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1960  On this day in history oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65  

1961  On August - 23 uS lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back  

1962  On August - 23 hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70  

1963  Beatles release "She Loves You" in the UK on August - 23.  

1963  Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By" on August - 23.  

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

1965  John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67 on August - 23.  

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

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

1968  On this day in history 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  Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley) on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68  

1973  On August - 23 intelsat communications satellite launched  

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 August - 23.  

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

1979  On August - 23 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  On August - 23 uN's Vienna office opens  

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

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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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  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on August - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 23 birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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

1328  On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

1387  On this day in history death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

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

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