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Historical Events Happened In August - 23

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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

1950  On this day in history west Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation  

1950  Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12) on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1956  ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day on this day in history.  

1958  Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours on this day in history.  

1958  Martin du Gard, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1960  On this day in history oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65  

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 August - 23.  

1963  On this day in history beatles release "She Loves You" in the UK  

1963  Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By" on August - 23.  

1964  Footbridge collapses over river gorge in Venezuela, and 29 people fall to their deaths in rapids below on August - 23.  

1965  John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1966  Lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon on August - 23.  

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

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

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  Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley) on this day in history.  

1972  Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1973  Intelsat communications satellite launched on August - 23.  

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

1977  The first man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor) on this day in history.  

1977  On August - 23 sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59  

1979  On this day in history bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC  

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

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 People Born On This Day In History

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

1486  On August - 23 birth of siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

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  On this day in history birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on August - 23.  

1740  On this day in history 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 August - 23 aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

1106  On August - 23 death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

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  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on this day in history.  

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.