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Historical Events on 23th October, What Happened on October 23th This Day in History

2012:After 38 years, the world's first teletext service (BBC's Ceefax) ceases broadcast due to Northern Ireland completing the digital switchover.
2011:The Libyan National Transition Council deems the Libyan civil war over.
2011:A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
2007:A powerful cold front in the Bay of Campeche causes the Usumacinta Jackup rig to collide with Kab 101, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the rig.
2004:A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
2002:Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
1998:Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement.
1995:Yolanda Saldívar is found guilty of first degree murder in the shooting death of popular Latin singer Selena. Three days later, Saldívar was sentenced to life in prison, eligible for parole in 2025
1993:The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in the Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians. Ulster loyalists retaliate a week later with the Greysteel massacre.
1989:Bankruptcy of Wärtsilä Marine; the biggest bankruptcy in the nordic countries until then.
1989:The Hungarian Republic is officially declared by president Mátyás Szűrös, replacing the communist Hungarian People's Republic.
1983:Lebanon Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.
1973:A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria.
1973:The Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.
1972:Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
1970:Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
1965:Vietnam War: The 1st Cavalry Division (United States) (Airmobile), in conjunction with South Vietnamese forces, launches a new operation seeking to destroy North Vietnamese forces in Pleiku in the II Corps Tactical Zone (the Central Highlands).
1958:The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo, which is serialized in the weekly Spirou m
1958:The Springhill Mine Bump
1956:Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
1946:The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
1944:World War II: The Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.
1944:World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf
1942:World War II: The Battle for Henderson Field begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on October 26.
1942:All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for th
1942:World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein:
1941:World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
1939:The Japanese Mitsubishi G4M twin-engine "Betty" Bomber makes its maiden flight.
1935:Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.
1929:Great Depression: After a steady decline in stock market prices since a peak in September, the New York Stock Exchange begins to show signs of panic.
1917:Lenin calls for the October Revolution.
1915:Woman's suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.
1912:First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.
1911:First use of aircraft in war: An Italian pilot takes off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War.
1906:Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe at Champs de Bagatelle, Paris, France.
1870:Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Metz concludes with a decisive Prussian victory.
1867:72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
1864:American Civil War: Battle of Westport
1861:U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.
1850:The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
1812:Claude François de Malet, a French general, begins a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon Bonaparte, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia and that he is now the commandant of Paris.
1739:War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.
1707:The first Parliament of Great Britain meets.
1694:British/American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec from the French.
1642:Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War.
1641:Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.
1295:The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
1157:The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.
1086:At the Battle of az-Zallaqah, the army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI.
502:The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
425:Valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor at the age of 6.
42:Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi

October 23 Birthdays, Who born on October 23th


1998 Amandla Stenberg (American actress)
1997 Daphne Blunt (American actress and singer)
1993 Taylor Spreitler (American actress and singer)
1992 Álvaro Morata (Spanish footballer)
1991 Princess Mako of Akishino ()
1990 Stevie Brock (American singer)
1990 Axel Ehnström (Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1990 Stan Walker (Australian-New Zealand singer and actor)
1987 Faye (Swedish singer-songwriter (Play))
1986 Briana Evigan (American actress and dancer)
1986 Jake Robinson (English footballer)
1986 Jessica Stroup (American actress)
1985 Mohammed Abdellaoue (Norwegian footballer)
1985 Masiela Lusha (Albanian-American actress and poet)
1985 Chris Neal (English footballer)
1985 Luca Spinetti (Italian footballer)
1985 Panagiotis Vouis (Greek footballer)
1984 Izabel Goulart (Brazilian-American model and actress)
1984 Simone Masini (Italian footballer)
1984 Meghan McCain (American journalist and author)
1983 Filippos Darlas (Greek footballer)
1983 Goldie Harvey (Nigerian singer-songwriter (d. 2013))
1983 Josh Strickland (American actor and singer)
1982 Valentin Badea (Romanian footballer)
1982 Kristjan Kangur (Estonian basketball player)
1982 Aleksandar Luković (Serbian footballer)
1981 Jeroen Bleekemolen (Dutch race car driver)
1981 Ben Francisco (American baseball player)
1981 Huo Siyan (Chinese actress)
1980 Mate Bilić (Croatian footballer)
1980 Pedro Liriano (Dominican baseball player)
1979 Ramón Castro (Venezuelan baseball player)
1979 Simon Davies (Welsh footballer)
1979 Jorge Solís (Mexican boxer)
1978 Jimmy Bullard (English footballer)
1978 Steve Harmison (English cricketer)
1978 Wang Nan (Chinese table tennis player)
1978 Archie Thompson (Australian footballer)
1977 Brad Haddin (Australian cricketer)
1976 Cat Deeley (English model)
1976 Ryan Reynolds (Canadian-American actor)
1975 Jessicka (American singer-songwriter (Jack Off Jill and Scarling.))
1975 Michelle Beadle (American sportscaster)
1975 Odalys García (Cuban actress and singer)
1975 Yoon Son-ha (South Korean actress and singer)
1975 Keith Van Horn (American basketball player)
1974 Aravind Adiga (Indian journalist and author)
1974 DJ Spinbad (American DJ and producer)
1974 Sander Westerveld (Dutch footballer)
1973 Christian Dailly (Scottish footballer)
1972 Tiffeny Milbrett (American soccer player)
1972 Bryan Pratt (American lawyer and politician)
1972 Jasmin St. Claire (Virgin Islander porn actress)
1972 Jimmy Wayne (American singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1971 Carlo Forlivesi (Italian-Japanese composer)
1971 Chris Horner (American cyclist)
1970 Grant Imahara (American engineer)
1970 Steve Wilder (American actor)
1970 Zoe Wiseman (American model and photographer)
1969 Trudi Canavan (Australian author)
1969 Bill O'Brien (American football player and coach)
1969 Brooke Theiss (American actress)
1967 Dale Crover (American singer-songwriter)
1966 Alex Zanardi (Italian race car driver and cyclist)
1965 Augusten Burroughs (American author and screenwriter)
1965 Al Leiter (American baseball player and sportscaster)
1964 Robert Trujillo (American bass player and songwriter (Metallica)
1963 Gordon Korman (Canadian-American author)
1962 Doug Flutie (American football player)
1961 Laurie Halse Anderson (American author)
1961 Andoni Zubizarreta (Spanish footballer)
1960 Mirwais Ahmadzaï (Swiss-French keyboard player)
1960 Katoucha Niane (French model (d. 2008))
1960 Randy Pausch (American academic and author (d. 2008))
1960 Wayne Rainey (American motorcycle racer)
1959 Nancy Grace (American lawyer and journalist)
1959 Sam Raimi (American actor)
1959 "Weird Al" Yankovic (American singer-songwriter)
1958 Michael Eric Dyson (American activist)
1958 Rose Nabinger (German singer)
1957 Paul Kagame (Rwandan politician)
1957 Martin Luther King III (American activist)
1956 Dianne Reeves (American singer)
1956 Dwight Yoakam (American singer-songwriter)
1954 Ang Lee (Taiwanese-American director)
1953 Taner Akçam (Turkish sociologist and historian)
1952 Pierre Moerlen (French drummer (Gong) (d. 2005))
1951 Charly García (Argentine singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Sui Generis)
1951 Fatmir Sejdiu (Kosovan politician)
1950 Maths O. Sundqvist (Swedish businessman (d. 2012))
1949 Würzel (English singer and guitarist (Motörhead) (d. 2011))
1949 Nick Tosches (American journalist)
1948 Hermann Hauser (Austrian-English businessman)
1948 Brian Ross (American journalist)
1946 Mel Martinez (American lawyer and politician)
1945 Maggi Hambling (English sculptor and painter)
1945 Kim Larsen (Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gasolin'))
1944 Mike Harding (English singer-songwriter and comedian)
1943 Alida Chelli (Italian actress and singer (d. 2012))
1942 Michael Crichton (American director)
1942 Bernd Erdmann (German footballer and manager)
1942 Anita Roddick (English businesswoman and activist)
1941 Mel Winkler (American actor)
1941 Igor Smirnov (Moldovan politician)
1940 Pelé (Brazilian footballer)
1940 Ellie Greenwich (American singer-songwriter and producer (The Raindrops) (d. 2009))
1940 Jane Holzer (American model)
1939 Stanley Anderson (American actor)
1939 C. V. Vigneswaran (Sri Lankan lawyer)
1938 Alan Gilzean (Scottish footballer)
1937 Carlos Lamarca (Brazilian captain (d. 1971))
1936 Philip Kaufman (American director)
1935 Chi-Chi Rodríguez (Puerto Rican golfer)
1933 Carol Fran (American singer-songwriter and pianist)
1932 Vasily Belov (Russian poet and playwright (d. 2012))
1931 Jim Bunning (American baseball player and politician)
1931 William P. Clark (Jr.)
1931 Diana Dors (English actress and singer (d. 1984))
1929 Shamsur Rahman (Bangladeshi poet and journalist (d. 2006))
1928 Bella Darvi (Polish-American actress (d. 1971))
1927 Sonny Criss (American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977))
1927 Dezső Gyarmati (Hungarian water polo player and coach (d. 2013))
1927 Leszek Kołakowski (Polish-English philosopher (d. 2009))
1925 Johnny Carson (American comedian and talk show host (d. 2005))
1925 Manos Hatzidakis (Greek composer and theorist (d. 1994))
1925 Fred Shero (Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1990))
1923 Aslam Farrukhi (Indian-Pakistani linguist)
1923 Ned Rorem (American composer and author)
1923 Frank Sutton (American actor (d. 1974))
1922 Coleen Gray (American actress)
1920 Ted Fujita (Japanese-American meteorologist (d. 1998))
1920 Bob Montana (American illustrator (d. 1975))
1919 Manolis Andronikos (Greek archaeologist and academic (d. 1992))
1918 James Daly (American actor (d. 1978))
1918 Peggy Moran (American actress and singer (d. 2002))
1918 Paul Rudolph (American architect)
1910 Richard Mortensen (Danish painter (d. 1993))
1910 Hayden Rorke (American actor (d. 1987))
1909 Zellig Harris (American linguist and methodologist (d. 1992))
1908 Ilya Frank (Russian physicist)
1905 Felix Bloch (Swiss physicist)
1905 Gertrude Ederle (American swimmer (d. 2003))
1904 Harvey Penick (American golfer and coach (d. 1995))
1900 Douglas Jardine (English cricketer (d. 1958))
1897 Marjorie Flack (American author (d. 1958))
1896 André Lévêque (French engineer (d. 1930))
1894 Rube Bressler (American baseball player (d. 1966))
1893 Gummo Marx (American actor (d. 1977))
1888 Onésime Gagnon (Canadian scholar and politician)
1885 Lawren Harris (Canadian painter (d. 1970))
1880 Una O'Connor (Irish-American actress and singer (d. 1959))
1876 Franz Schlegelberger (German judge and politician)
1875 Gilbert N. Lewis (American chemist (d. 1946))
1873 William D. Coolidge (American physicist and inventor (d. 1975))
1870 Francis Kelley (Canadian-American bishop (d. 1948))
1869 John Heisman (American football player and coach (d. 1936))
1865 Neltje Blanchan (American historian and author (d. 1918))
1857 Juan Luna (Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 1899))
1844 Robert Bridges (English poet (d. 1930))
1835 Adlai Stevenson I (American politician)
1817 Pierre Athanase Larousse (French lexicographer and author (d. 1875))
1815 João Maurício Vanderlei (Baron of Cotejipe)
1813 Ludwig Leichhardt (German explorer (d. 1848))
1805 John Russell Bartlett (American linguist and historian (d. 1886))
1801 Albert Lortzing (German actor)
1796 Stefano Franscini (Swiss politician (d. 1857))
1790 Chauncey Allen Goodrich (American clergyman)
1771 Jean-Andoche Junot (French general (d. 1813))
1766 Emmanuel de Grouchy (Marquis de Grouchy)
1762 Samuel Morey (American engineer (d. 1843))
1752 Maria Anna Adamberger (Austrian actress (d. 1804))
1715 Peter II of Russia (d. 1730) ()
1713 Pieter Burman the Younger (Dutch philologist (d. 1778))
1705 Maximilian Ulysses Browne (Austrian field marshal (d. 1757))
1698 Ange-Jacques Gabriel (French architect)
1654 Johann Bernhard Staudt (Austrian composer (d. 1712))
1634 Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1715) ()
1516 Charlotte of Valois (d. 1524) ()
64 Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (Roman general and politician (d. 12 BC))

October 23 deaths, Who died on October 23th


2013 Suleiman Arabiyat (Jordanian academic and politician (b. 1938))
2013 Wes Bialosuknia (American basketball player (b. 1945))
2013 Anthony Caro (English sculptor (b. 1924))
2013 Niall Donoghue (Irish hurler (b. 1990))
2013 John T. Gregorio (American politician (b. 1928))
2013 Gypie Mayo (English guitarist and songwriter (Dr. Feelgood and The Yardbirds) (b. 1951))
2013 Bill Mazer (American sportscaster (b. 1920))
2013 Esteban Siller (Mexican voice actor (b. 1931))
2012 William Joel Blass (American educator)
2012 Wilhelm Brasse (Polish photographer (b. 1917))
2012 Roland de la Poype (French pilot (b. 1920))
2012 Sunil Gangopadhyay (Indian author and poet (b. 1934))
2012 Hughie Hay (Scottish footballer)
2012 Michael Marra (Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1952))
2011 Herbert A. Hauptman (American mathematician)
2011 John McCarthy (American computer scientist)
2011 Marco Simoncelli (Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987))
2010 Francis Crippen (American swimmer (b. 1984))
2010 Fran Crippen (American cartoonist (b. 1942))
2010 Stanley Tanger (American businessman and philanthropist)
2008 Kevin Finnegan (English boxer (b. 1948))
2007 John Ilhan (Turkish-Australian businessman)
2007 Lim Goh Tong (Malaysian-Chinese businessman (b. 1918))
2006 Lebo Mathosa (South African singer (Boom Shaka) (b. 1977))
2005 William Hootkins (American actor (b. 1948))
2005 John Muth (American economist (b. 1930))
2005 Stella Obasanjo (Nigerian wife of Olusegun Obasanjo)
2004 Robert Merrill (American opera singer (b. 1919))
2004 Bill Nicholson (English footballer)
2003 Tony Capstick (English actor (b. 1944))
2003 Soong May-ling (Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-shek (b. 1897))
2002 Adolph Green (American playwright and songwriter (b. 1915))
2001 Josh Kirby (English illustrator (b. 1928))
2001 Daniel Wildenstein (French art dealer and historian (b. 1917))
2000 Yokozuna (American wrestler (b. 1966))
1998 Barnett Slepian (American physician (b. 1946))
1997 Bert Haanstra (Dutch director)
1996 Bob Grim (American baseball player (b. 1930))
1994 Robert Lansing (American actor (b. 1928))
1990 Louis Althusser (Algerian-French philosopher (b. 1918))
1990 Thomas Williams (American author (b. 1926))
1989 Armida (Mexican-American actress)
1988 Asashio Tarō III (Japanese sumo wrestler)
1986 Edward Adelbert Doisy (American biochemist)
1984 James Petrillo (American union leader (b. 1892))
1984 Oskar Werner (Austrian-German actor (b. 1922))
1983 Jessica Savitch (American journalist (b. 1947))
1978 Maybelle Carter (American autoharp player (Carter Family) (b. 1909))
1964 Frank Luther Mott (American historian and journalist (b. 1886))
1959 George Bouzianis (Greek painter (b. 1885))
1959 Gerda Lundequist (Swedish actress (b. 1871))
1957 Christian Dior (French fashion designer)
1953 Adrien de Noailles (French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (b. 1869))
1950 Al Jolson (Lithuanian-American actor and singer (b. 1886))
1944 Charles Glover Barkla (English-Scottish physicist)
1944 Hana Brady (Czech holocaust victim (b. 1931))
1943 Wakashima Gonshirō (Japanese sumo wrestler)
1942 Ralph Rainger (American pianist and composer (b. 1901))
1939 Zane Grey (American dentist and author (b. 1872))
1938 Jean-Guy Gautier (French rugby player (b. 1875))
1934 William Brennaugh (Canadian lacrosse player (b. 1877))
1921 John Boyd Dunlop (Scottish businessman)
1915 W. G. Grace (English cricketer (b. 1848))
1910 Chulalongkorn (Thai king (b. 1853))
1893 Alexander of Battenberg (b. 1857) ()
1885 Charles S. West (American lawyer)
1872 Théophile Gautier (French journalist)
1869 Edward Smith-Stanley (14th Earl of Derby)
1867 Franz Bopp (German linguist (b. 1791))
1774 Michel Benoist (French missionary and scientist (b. 1715))
1764 Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc (Comte Dubois de la Motte)
1730 Anne Oldfield (English actress (b. 1683))
1688 Charles du Fresne (sieur du Cange)
1616 Leonhard Hutter (German theologian (b. 1563))
1581 Michael Neander (German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529))
1550 Tiedemann Giese (Polish bishop (b. 1480))
1456 John of Capistrano (Italian priest and saint (b. 1386))
930 Emperor Daigo of Japan (b. 885) ()
891 Yazaman al-Khadim (Arab general and politician)
877 Patriarch Ignatius of Constantinople (b. 797) ()
42 Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger (Roman politician (b. 85 BC))