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Historical Events For August - 23

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

1949  The birth of Shelly Long, American actress on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1950  West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1950  On August - 23 jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)  Click To Search About This In Google

1953  On August - 23 phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")  Click To Search About This In Google

1956  On this day in history soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.  Click To Search About This In Google

1956  The first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1956  ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1958  On this day in history marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours  Click To Search About This In Google

1958  On August - 23 martin du Gard, writer, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1960  On August - 23 world's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)  Click To Search About This In Google

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1960  Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1961  On this day in history uS lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back  Click To Search About This In Google

1962  Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70 on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1963  On August - 23 beatles release "She Loves You" in the UK  Click To Search About This In Google

1963  Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By" on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1964  On this day in history footbridge collapses over river gorge in Venezuela, and 29 people fall to their deaths in rapids below.  Click To Search About This In Google

1965  On this day in history john Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67  Click To Search About This In Google

1966  On this day in history lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon  Click To Search About This In Google

1966  Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1968  Ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno, Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912) on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55 on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1971  Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1972  On August - 23 republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)  Click To Search About This In Google

1972  Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1973  On this day in history intelsat communications satellite launched  Click To Search About This In Google

1975  On August - 23 hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87  Click To Search About This In Google

1977  On August - 23 the first man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)  Click To Search About This In Google

1977  Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  On August - 23 uN's Vienna office opens  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1980  On August - 23 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  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  On August - 23 birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  Click To Search About This In Google

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1593  On August - 23 birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  Click To Search About This In Google

1623  Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

1724  Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1727  On this day in history birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on August - 23.  Click To Search About This In Google

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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)  Click To Search About This In Google

0634  On this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1106  On August - 23 death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  Click To Search About This In Google

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1305  On August - 23 death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  Click To Search About This In Google

1328  On August - 23 nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  Click To Search About This In Google

1387  On this day in history death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  Click To Search About This In Google

1507  On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  Click To Search About This In Google

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