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Historical Events In August - 23

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1949  On this day in history the birth of Shelly Long, American actress  

1950  West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation on this day in history.  

1950  Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12) on August - 23.  

1953  On this day in history 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 August - 23.  

1956  The first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight begins on August - 23.  

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 August - 23.  

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

1960  World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea) on this day in history.  

1960  On August - 23 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  On August - 23 hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70  

1963  On August - 23 beatles release "She Loves You" in the UK  

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

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 this day in history john Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67  

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

1966  Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1968  Ringo quits the Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily on this day in history.  

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  On August - 23 nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55  

1971  On August - 23 gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58  

1972  On this day in history 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  On this day in history intelsat communications satellite launched  

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

1977  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1979  UN's Vienna office opens on this day in history.  

1979  Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies on this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

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

1524  On this day in history birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

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

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

1724  On August - 23 birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on this day in history.  

1740  On August - 23 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on this day in history.  

1305  On this day in history death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on August - 23.  

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  

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