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Notable Historical Events for August 23rd

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

192640th US Women's Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6 6-4 9-7)

1942British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

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

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

1942Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief

1305William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.

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

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

1987Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on August 23rd

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

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

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)

1978Kobe Bryant, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

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Notable Weddings on August 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 23rd

2006Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79

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

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