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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

1950  On this day in history west Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation  

1950  Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12) on this day in history.  

1953  Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3") on August - 23.  

1956  Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours  

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

1962  Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70 on August - 23.  

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

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 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  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 August - 23 audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno, Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)  

1970  On August - 23 nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55  

1971  On this day in history 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  Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history intelsat communications satellite launched  

1975  On August - 23 hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87  

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

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

1979  Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC on August - 23.  

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 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 August - 23.  

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

1593  On August - 23 birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

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

1724  Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796) was born on August - 23.  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on August - 23.  

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on August - 23.  

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

1106  On this day in history death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

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

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 August - 23.  

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on August - 23.  

1507  On this day in history jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72