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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

Monday, 03 August 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 August - 23.  

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  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 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 August - 23.  

1958  On this day in history 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  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 August - 23.  

1963  On August - 23 beatles release "She Loves You" in the UK  

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

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 this day in history 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 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  Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno, Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912) on August - 23.  

1970  Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1971  On August - 23 gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58  

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 this day in history intelsat communications satellite launched  

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

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

1977  On this day in history sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59  

1979  Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC on this day in history.  

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  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 People Born On This Day In History

0686  On this day in history birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

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

1524  On this day in history birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  On this day in history birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

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 August - 23.  

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

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

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on this day in history.  

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

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.  

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