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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

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1949  On August - 23 the birth of Shelly Long, American actress  

1950  West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation on August - 23.  

1950  On August - 23 jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)  

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  The first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins on August - 23.  

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

1958  Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours on August - 23.  

1958  Martin du Gard, writer, dies on August - 23.  

1960  On August - 23 world's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)  

1960  Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

1962  On August - 23 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  On August - 23 lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon  

1966  On August - 23 francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83  

1968  On this day in history ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily  

1969  On this day in history audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno, Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)  

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 August - 23.  

1972  On this day in history balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68  

1973  Intelsat communications satellite launched on this day in history.  

1975  Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1977  On August - 23 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 this day in history.  

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

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  UN's Vienna office opens on this day in history.  

1979  Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies on August - 23.  

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

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

1623  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on August - 23.  

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

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

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

1387  On August - 23 death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

1507  On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72