Historical Events In July - 23
Saturday, 23 September 2023
1959 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR on July - 23.
1960 On this day in history 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1961 On July - 23 betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1961 On July - 23 esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75
1964 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage on this day in history.
1964 On July - 23 jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
1965 On this day in history beatles "Help" is released in the UK
1966 On July - 23 cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
1966 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" on this day in history.
1966 On this day in history donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
1967 On July - 23 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
1967 On July - 23 pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1967 Race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit on this day in history.
1968 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt on this day in history.
1968 PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on July - 23.
1968 On this day in history race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on this day in history.
1969 On July - 23 deli Floyd, writer, dies
1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on July - 23.
1972 On July - 23 eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
1972 The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
1973 On this day in history eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
1974 Greek military dictatorship collapses on July - 23.
1974 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90 on July - 23.
1976 On this day in history wings release "Let 'em In"
1976 On July - 23 wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64
1977 Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history renÃ© de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
1978 On this day in history israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas
1979 E Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops on July - 23.
1979 Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31 on July - 23.
1980 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history river of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter