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Historical Events In August - 23

Monday, 20 September 2021

1949  The birth of Shelly Long, American actress on August - 23.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1958  On this day in history 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 August - 23.  

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

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

1966  Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83 on August - 23.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1972  Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68 on August - 23.  

1973  Intelsat communications satellite launched on this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

1979  Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC on this day in history.  

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

1979  On this day in history uN's Vienna office opens  

1979  On August - 23 mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies  

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 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  On this day in history birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

1623  StanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

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  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on this day in history.  

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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 August - 23.  

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on this day in history.  

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

1387  On this day in history death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

1507  On this day in history jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  

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