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Historical Events In August - 23

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

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

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

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

1958  On August - 23 marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours  

1958  On August - 23 martin du Gard, writer, dies  

1960  World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea) on August - 23.  

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 August - 23.  

1962  Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70 on August - 23.  

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 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 this day in history lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon  

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

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

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

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

1979  On August - 23 bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC  

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  On August - 23 uN's Vienna office opens  

1979  On this day in history mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies  

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 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 this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

1623  StanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on August - 23.  

1724  Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796) was born on this day in history.  

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  On August - 23 death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on this day in history.  

1106  On this day in history death of magnus, Duke of Saxony  

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

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on August - 23.  

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

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

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

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