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Historical Events For August - 23

Monday, 22 May 2017

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

1950  On August - 23 west Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation  

1950  On this day in history jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)  

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

1956  On August - 23 soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.  

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

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

1970  On this day in history 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  On this day in history intelsat communications satellite launched  

1975  Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87 on August - 23.  

1977  The first man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor) on August - 23.  

1977  On this day in history sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59  

1979  On August - 23 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 August - 23.  

1979  On August - 23 uN's Vienna office opens  

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

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  Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741) was born on August - 23.  

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

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

1740  On this day in history birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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

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  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on this day in history.  

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  

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