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Historical Events In August - 23

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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

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 this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1956  On August - 23 ... 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 August - 23 martin du Gard, writer, dies  

1960  On August - 23 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 this day in history.  

1963  Beatles release "She Loves You" in the UK on August - 23.  

1963  Ringo admits he wrote a song "Don't Pass Me By" on this day in history.  

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

1965  On August - 23 john Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67  

1966  On this day in history lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon  

1966  On this day in history francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68  

1973  Intelsat communications satellite launched on this day in history.  

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

1977  On August - 23 the first man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)  

1977  On this day in history 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 this day in history soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.  

1979  UN's Vienna office opens on August - 23.  

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  On August - 23 birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

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

1724  On this day in history birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  On this day in history birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

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

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

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

1176  On this day in history death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

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

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

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