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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

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

1950  West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation on August - 23.  

1950  Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12) on August - 23.  

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

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 August - 23.  

1958  On August - 23 marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1963  On August - 23 ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By"  

1964  On this day in history footbridge collapses over river gorge in Venezuela, and 29 people fall to their deaths in rapids below.  

1965  On August - 23 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 August - 23 francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83  

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

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

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

1972  Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1973  On August - 23 intelsat communications satellite launched  

1975  Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87 on August - 23.  

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  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  UN's Vienna office opens on this day in history.  

1979  Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies on August - 23.  

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  On this day in history birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

1486  On this day in history birth of siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  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  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