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Notable Historical Events for October 23rd

1923Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform

1935Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

42 BCRoman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.

2008Joe Sakic scores his final career goal (#625) against the Edmonton Oilers

1812Failed coup against emperor Napoleon

1958Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1917Lenin speaks against Kamenev, Kollontai, Stalin & Trotsky

1945Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract

1989George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album

1963Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC

October 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 23rd

63 BCMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Roman general (Battle of Actium) (or 64 BC)

1869John Heisman, Cleveland Ohio, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake

1942Michael Crichton, Chicago, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), (d. 2008)

1844Louis Riel, Manitoba, leader of insurrection of Metis

October 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 23rd

1918Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)

2010Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

October 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 23rd

1957Christian Dior, French designer (New Look), dies at 52 of a heart attack

1978Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

October 23rd Deaths
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