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Notable Historical Events for August 23rd

1981Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf

1799Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.

1933Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following yet another hunger strike

1972Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

1942British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

1970Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

193044th US Women's Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (6-1 6-4)

1988Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem

1996Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

1993Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game

August 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 23rd

1942Nancy Richey Gunther, San Angelo Texas, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66)

1970River Phoenix, Madras Oregon, actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me)

1946Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy)

1930Vera Miles, [Ralston], Boise City ID, actress (Psycho)

1934Barbara Eden, [Huffman], Tucson Az, actress (Dream of Jeannie)

1769Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], Montbéliard, France, French naturalist and zoologist

August 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 23rd

1876Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley weds traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler

1962Musician and member of the Beatles, John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell

1975Actress Maggie Smith (40) weds playwright Beverley Cross (44) at the Guildford Register Office in Surrey, England

2003"The Hours" actress Julianne Moore (42) weds "The Myth of Fingerprints" director Bart Freundlich (33) in New York

2014Actress Angelina Jolie (39) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (50) in Correns, France

1978Actress Kate Jackson (29) weds actor Andrew Stevens (23) in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

August 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 23rd

1926Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31

1305William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded at Smithfield London

August 23rd Deaths
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