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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

Sunday, 26 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  On August - 23 jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)  

1953  Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3") on this day in history.  

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  On August - 23 the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins.  

1956  On August - 23 ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day  

1958  On this day in history marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours  

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

1960  On this day in history world's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)  

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 this day in history.  

1962  Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

1963  Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By" on this day in history.  

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  Lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon on August - 23.  

1966  On this day in history francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83  

1968  Ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily on August - 23.  

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

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  On August - 23 balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68  

1973  Intelsat communications satellite launched on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history 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  On August - 23 sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59  

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

1979  Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City on August - 23.  

1979  UN's Vienna office opens on August - 23.  

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 August - 23 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 August - 23.  

1593  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On August - 23 birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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 this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

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

1176  On this day in history death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  On August - 23 death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  On August - 23 nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

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