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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

Friday, 19 September 2014

1949  The birth of Shelly Long, American actress on this day in history.  

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 August - 23 phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")  

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  On August - 23 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  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  Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65 on August - 23.  

1961  US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back on August - 23.  

1962  On this day in history 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  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  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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1971  Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

1973  Intelsat communications satellite launched on August - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on this day in history.  

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1176  On August - 23 death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  On this day in history death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  On August - 23 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 this day in history.