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June 23rd, 2047 (June 23 2047)BirthPharaoh Ptolemy XV of Egypt Ptolemy Quotes
June 23rd, 2007 (June 23 2007)DeathRod Beck, American baseball player (born in 1968)
June 23rd, 2006 (June 23 2006)DeathAaron Spelling, American television producer (born in 1923)
June 23rd, 2006 (June 23 2006)DeathLuke Graham, American wrestler (born in 1940)
June 23rd, 2006 (June 23 2006)DeathHarriet, Galapagos tortoise (born in 1830)
June 23rd, 2005 (June 23 2005)DeathShana Alexander, American columnist (born in 1926)
June 23rd, 2005 (June 23 2005)DeathManolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (born in 1925)
June 23rd, 2003 (June 23 2003)DeathMaynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (born in 1938)
June 23rd, 2002 (June 23 2002)DeathPedro El Rockero Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (born in 1975)
June 23rd, 2001 (June 23 2001)DeathYvonne Dionne, one of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets (born in 1934)
June 23rd, 1999 (June 23 1999)DeathBuster Merryfield, British actor (born in 1920)
June 23rd, 1998 (June 23 1998)DeathMaureen O Sullivan, Irish actress (born in 1911)
June 23rd, 1997 (June 23 1997)DeathBetty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X (born in 1936) Malcolm X Quotes
June 23rd, 1996 (June 23 1996)BirthCharlie Jones, British actor
June 23rd, 1996 (June 23 1996)DeathAndreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (born in 1919)
June 23rd, 1995 (June 23 1995)DeathJonas Salk, American medical researcher (born in 1914)Jonas Salk Quotes
June 23rd, 1995 (June 23 1995)DeathAnatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (born in 1918)
June 23rd, 1992 (June 23 1992)DeathEric Andolsek, American football player (born in 1966)
June 23rd, 1990 (June 23 1990)EventMoldavia declares independence.
June 23rd, 1989 (June 23 1989)DeathWerner Best, German jurist and nazi leader (born in 1903)
June 23rd, 1988 (June 23 1988)EventJames Hansen testifies to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that it was 99% probable that global warming had begun.
June 23rd, 1988 (June 23 1988)BirthIsabella Leong Lok-Sze, Hong Kong singer, actress and model
June 23rd, 1988 (June 23 1988)BirthChellsie Memmel, American gymnast
June 23rd, 1985 (June 23 1985)EventA terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 aboard.
June 23rd, 1984 (June 23 1984)BirthDuffy, Welsh Singer
June 23rd, 1983 (June 23 1983)BirthJason Berrent, American performer
June 23rd, 1983 (June 23 1983)BirthBrooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
June 23rd, 1982 (June 23 1982)DeathVincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (born in 1955)
June 23rd, 1981 (June 23 1981)DeathZarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (born in 1907)
June 23rd, 1980 (June 23 1980)BirthBecky Cloonan, American comic book artist
June 23rd, 1980 (June 23 1980)BirthRamnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
June 23rd, 1980 (June 23 1980)DeathClyfford Still, American painter (born in 1904)
June 23rd, 1980 (June 23 1980)DeathVarahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (born in 1894)
June 23rd, 1979 (June 23 1979)BirthLaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
June 23rd, 1979 (June 23 1979)DeathVespasian, Roman Emperor (born in 9)
June 23rd, 1978 (June 23 1978)BirthMemphis Bleek, American rapper
June 23rd, 1978 (June 23 1978)BirthMatt Light, American football player
June 23rd, 1978 (June 23 1978)BirthFrederic Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce)
June 23rd, 1977 (June 23 1977)BirthMiguel Angel Angulo, Spanish footballer
June 23rd, 1977 (June 23 1977)BirthHayden Foxe, Australian footballer
June 23rd, 1977 (June 23 1977)BirthJason Mraz, American singer and songwriter
June 23rd, 1976 (June 23 1976)BirthWade Barrett, American soccer player
June 23rd, 1976 (June 23 1976)BirthJoe Becker, American musician
June 23rd, 1976 (June 23 1976)BirthPatrick Monahan, British comedian
June 23rd, 1976 (June 23 1976)BirthBrandon Stokley, American football player
June 23rd, 1976 (June 23 1976)BirthEmmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress
June 23rd, 1976 (June 23 1976)BirthPatrick Vieira, French footballer
June 23rd, 1975 (June 23 1975)BirthKevin Dyson, American football player
June 23rd, 1975 (June 23 1975)BirthKT Tunstall, Scottish singer and songwriter
June 23rd, 1974 (June 23 1974)BirthJoel Edgerton, Australian actor
June 23rd, 1973 (June 23 1973)EventA fire at a house in Hull, England, which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
June 23rd, 1973 (June 23 1973)BirthMarie N, Latvian singer
June 23rd, 1972 (June 23 1972)EventWatergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation s investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
June 23rd, 1972 (June 23 1972)Event45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.
June 23rd, 1972 (June 23 1972)BirthSelma Blair, American actress
June 23rd, 1972 (June 23 1972)BirthRon Corning, American television anchor
June 23rd, 1972 (June 23 1972)BirthZinedine Zidane, French footballer
June 23rd, 1971 (June 23 1971)BirthFelix Potvin, Canadian hockey player
June 23rd, 1970 (June 23 1970)BirthRobert Brooks, American football player
June 23rd, 1970 (June 23 1970)BirthMartin Deschamps, Quebec rock singer
June 23rd, 1970 (June 23 1970)BirthYann Tiersen, French musician
June 23rd, 1970 (June 23 1970)DeathRoscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (born in 1895)
June 23rd, 1969 (June 23 1969)EventWarren E. Burger is sworn in as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring chief Earl Warren.Earl Warren Quotes
June 23rd, 1969 (June 23 1969)BirthMartin Klebba, American actor
June 23rd, 1969 (June 23 1969)DeathVolmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (born in 1907)
June 23rd, 1968 (June 23 1968)Event74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
June 23rd, 1967 (June 23 1967)EventCold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
June 23rd, 1967 (June 23 1967)BirthPaul King, New Zealand politician
June 23rd, 1967 (June 23 1967)BirthHelen Geake, British archaeologist
June 23rd, 1966 (June 23 1966)BirthChico DeBarge, American musician (DeBarge)
June 23rd, 1966 (June 23 1966)BirthRichie Ren, Taiwanese musician
June 23rd, 1965 (June 23 1965)BirthPaul Arthurs, British guitarist (Oasis)
June 23rd, 1964 (June 23 1964)BirthJoss Whedon, American producer, director, and screenwriterJoss Whedon Quotes
June 23rd, 1964 (June 23 1964)BirthYun Lou, Chinese gymnast
June 23rd, 1963 (June 23 1963)BirthColin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer
June 23rd, 1963 (June 23 1963)BirthSteve Shelley, American musician (Crucifucks and Sonic Youth)
June 23rd, 1962 (June 23 1962)BirthChuck Billy, American singer (Testament)
June 23rd, 1962 (June 23 1962)BirthKari Takko, Finnish ice hockey player
June 23rd, 1962 (June 23 1962)BirthKevin Yagher, TV/film special effects technician
June 23rd, 1961 (June 23 1961)BirthZoran Janjetov, Serbian comic artist
June 23rd, 1960 (June 23 1960)BirthDonald Harrison, American musician
June 23rd, 1960 (June 23 1960)BirthTatsuya Uemura, Japanese musician and programmer
June 23rd, 1959 (June 23 1959)EventConvicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).
June 23rd, 1959 (June 23 1959)EventA fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim, Norway kills 34 people.
June 23rd, 1959 (June 23 1959)DeathBoris Vian, French writer and musician (born in 1920)
June 23rd, 1958 (June 23 1958)EventThe Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
June 23rd, 1957 (June 23 1957)BirthFrances McDormand, American actress
June 23rd, 1956 (June 23 1956)BirthRandy Jackson, American music producer
June 23rd, 1956 (June 23 1956)BirthTony Hill, American football player
June 23rd, 1956 (June 23 1956)DeathReinhold Gliere, Russian composer (born in 1875)
June 23rd, 1955 (June 23 1955)EventIn the Strahov Stadium in Prague the 1st all-national Spartakiada begins.
June 23rd, 1955 (June 23 1955)BirthPierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
June 23rd, 1955 (June 23 1955)BirthGlenn Danzig, American musician (The Misfits and Danzig)
June 23rd, 1955 (June 23 1955)BirthMaggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
June 23rd, 1955 (June 23 1955)BirthJordan, British actress and model
June 23rd, 1955 (June 23 1955)BirthJean Tigana, French footballer
June 23rd, 1951 (June 23 1951)BirthMichele Mouton, French race car driver
June 23rd, 1950 (June 23 1950)BirthDouglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
June 23rd, 1949 (June 23 1949)BirthGordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
June 23rd, 1948 (June 23 1948)BirthClarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
June 23rd, 1948 (June 23 1948)BirthDarhyl S. Ramsey, American author
June 23rd, 1948 (June 23 1948)BirthMyles Goodwyn, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (April Wine)
June 23rd, 1947 (June 23 1947)EventThe United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
June 23rd, 1947 (June 23 1947)BirthBryan Brown, Australian actor
June 23rd, 1946 (June 23 1946)BirthTed Shackleford, American actor
June 23rd, 1945 (June 23 1945)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when organised resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
June 23rd, 1945 (June 23 1945)BirthJohn Garang, Sudanese leader and politician (died in 2005)
June 23rd, 1945 (June 23 1945)BirthKjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer. Abraham Quotes
June 23rd, 1943 (June 23 1943)EventWorld War II: The British destroyers Eclipse and Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.
June 23rd, 1943 (June 23 1943)BirthJames Levine, American conductor
June 23rd, 1943 (June 23 1943)BirthVint Cerf, American Internet pioneer, Turing Award laureate
June 23rd, 1942 (June 23 1942)EventWorld War II: The first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train load of Jews from Paris.
June 23rd, 1942 (June 23 1942)EventWorld War II: Germany s latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
June 23rd, 1941 (June 23 1941)EventThe Lithuanian Activist Front initiates independence from the Soviet Union; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
June 23rd, 1941 (June 23 1941)BirthRobert Hunter, American lyricist and poet (The Grateful Dead)
June 23rd, 1941 (June 23 1941)BirthRichard M. Richie Roberts, Former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective, Criminal Defense Attorney
June 23rd, 1940 (June 23 1940)EventWorld War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.Adolf Hitler Quotes
June 23rd, 1940 (June 23 1940)BirthAdam Faith, English singer and actor (died in 2003)
June 23rd, 1940 (June 23 1940)BirthLord Irvine of Lairg, Scottish Lord Chancellor
June 23rd, 1940 (June 23 1940)BirthWilma Rudolph, American runner (died in 1994)
June 23rd, 1940 (June 23 1940)BirthStuart Sutcliffe, English musician (The Beatles) (died in 1962)
June 23rd, 1938 (June 23 1938)EventThe Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
June 23rd, 1937 (June 23 1937)BirthMartti Ahtisaari, President of Finland
June 23rd, 1937 (June 23 1937)BirthNiki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets)
June 23rd, 1936 (June 23 1936)BirthCostas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece
June 23rd, 1935 (June 23 1935)BirthMaurice Ferre, former mayor of Miami
June 23rd, 1931 (June 23 1931)EventWiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
June 23rd, 1929 (June 23 1929)BirthJune Carter Cash, American singer (died in 2003)
June 23rd, 1927 (June 23 1927)BirthBob Fosse, American choreographer (died in 1987)
June 23rd, 1926 (June 23 1926)EventThe College Board administers the first SAT exam.
June 23rd, 1926 (June 23 1926)DeathViktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (born in 1848)
June 23rd, 1925 (June 23 1925)BirthMiriam Karlin, English actress
June 23rd, 1922 (June 23 1922)BirthHal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 1998)
June 23rd, 1919 (June 23 1919)EventEstonian Liberation War: The decisive defeat of German Freikorps forces in the Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
June 23rd, 1919 (June 23 1919)BirthMuhammad Boudiaf, Algerian political leader (died in 1992)
June 23rd, 1917 (June 23 1917)EventIn a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.Babe Ruth Quotes
June 23rd, 1916 (June 23 1916)BirthLen Hutton, English cricketer (died in 1990)
June 23rd, 1914 (June 23 1914)EventMexican Revolution: Francisco Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
June 23rd, 1912 (June 23 1912)BirthAlan Turing, English mathematician, often considered to be the father of modern computer science (died in 1954)Alan Turing Quotes
June 23rd, 1910 (June 23 1910)BirthJean Anouilh, French dramatist (died in 1987)
June 23rd, 1910 (June 23 1910)BirthGordon B. Hinckley, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (died in 2008) Jesus Christ Quotes
June 23rd, 1910 (June 23 1910)BirthMilt Hinton, American jazz bassist (died in 2000)
June 23rd, 1909 (June 23 1909)BirthDavid Lewis, Canadian lawyer and politician (died in 1981)
June 23rd, 1907 (June 23 1907)BirthJames Meade, English economist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1995)
June 23rd, 1907 (June 23 1907)BirthDercy Goncalves, Brazilian comedienne
June 23rd, 1905 (June 23 1905)BirthJack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (died in 1997)
June 23rd, 1903 (June 23 1903)BirthPaul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (died in 1992)Paul Martin Quotes
June 23rd, 1902 (June 23 1902)BirthMathias Wieman, German actor (died in 1969)
June 23rd, 1894 (June 23 1894)EventThe International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
June 23rd, 1894 (June 23 1894)BirthAlfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (died in 1956)Alfred Kinsey Quotes
June 23rd, 1894 (June 23 1894)BirthKing Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (died in 1972)
June 23rd, 1893 (June 23 1893)DeathSir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (born in 1817)
June 23rd, 1891 (June 23 1891)DeathWilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (born in 1804)
June 23rd, 1889 (June 23 1889)BirthAnna Akhmatova, Russian poet (died in 1966)
June 23rd, 1888 (June 23 1888)EventFrederick Douglass is the first African-American nominated for U.S. president.Frederick Douglass Quotes
June 23rd, 1888 (June 23 1888)BirthBronson M. Cutting, American politician (died in 1935)
June 23rd, 1887 (June 23 1887)EventThe Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating the nation s first national park, Banff National Park. The Rock Quotes
June 23rd, 1884 (June 23 1884)BirthCyclone Taylor, ice hockey player (died in 1979)
June 23rd, 1868 (June 23 1868)EventChristopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for Type-Writer.
June 23rd, 1865 (June 23 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.
June 23rd, 1860 (June 23 1860)EventThe United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
June 23rd, 1856 (June 23 1856)DeathIvan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (born in 1806) Philo Quotes
June 23rd, 1836 (June 23 1836)DeathJames Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian, (born in 1773) Philo Quotes
June 23rd, 1832 (June 23 1832)DeathJames Hall, Scottish geologist (born in 1761)
June 23rd, 1824 (June 23 1824)BirthCarl Reinecke, German musician and composer (died in 1910)
June 23rd, 1812 (June 23 1812)EventWar of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
June 23rd, 1810 (June 23 1810)EventJohn Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
June 23rd, 1806 (June 23 1806)DeathMathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (born in 1723)
June 23rd, 1800 (June 23 1800)BirthKarol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and social activist (died in 1846)
June 23rd, 1799 (June 23 1799)BirthJohn Milton Bernhisel, American physician (died in 1881)John Milton Quotes
June 23rd, 1794 (June 23 1794)EventEmpress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
June 23rd, 1780 (June 23 1780)EventAmerican Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township.
June 23rd, 1779 (June 23 1779)DeathRas Mikael Sehul, warlord of Ethiopia (born in about 1691)
June 23rd, 1775 (June 23 1775)DeathKarl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pollnitz, German adventurer and writer (born in 1692)
June 23rd, 1770 (June 23 1770)DeathMark Akenside, English poet and physician (born in 1721)Mark Akenside Quotes
June 23rd, 1763 (June 23 1763)BirthJosephine de Beauharnais, Empress of France (died in 1814)
June 23rd, 1760 (June 23 1760)EventSeven Years War: Battle of LandeshutAustria defeats Prussia.
June 23rd, 1758 (June 23 1758)EventSeven Years War: Battle of KrefeldBritish forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
June 23rd, 1757 (June 23 1757)EventBattle of Plassey3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
June 23rd, 1750 (June 23 1750)BirthDeodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (died in 1801)
June 23rd, 1733 (June 23 1733)DeathJohann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (born in 1672)
June 23rd, 1716 (June 23 1716)BirthFletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (died in 1789)
June 23rd, 1713 (June 23 1713)EventThe French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
June 23rd, 1707 (June 23 1707)DeathJohn Mill, English theologian
June 23rd, 1703 (June 23 1703)BirthMaria Leszczynska, queen of Louis XV of France (died in 1768)
June 23rd, 1686 (June 23 1686)DeathWilliam Coventry, English statesman
June 23rd, 1683 (June 23 1683)EventWilliam Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.William Penn Quotes
June 23rd, 1683 (June 23 1683)BirthEtienne Fourmont, French orientalist (died in 1745)
June 23rd, 1677 (June 23 1677)DeathWilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Wurttemberg (born in 1647)
June 23rd, 1668 (June 23 1668)BirthGiambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (died in 1744) Philo Quotes
June 23rd, 1661 (June 23 1661)EventMarriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
June 23rd, 1615 (June 23 1615)DeathMashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (born in 1545)
June 23rd, 1612 (June 23 1612)BirthAndre Tacquet, Belgian mathematician (died in 1660)
June 23rd, 1611 (June 23 1611)EventThe mutinous crew of Henry Hudson s fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
June 23rd, 1596 (June 23 1596)BirthJohan Baner, Swedish soldier (died in 1641)
June 23rd, 1582 (June 23 1582)DeathShimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (born in 1537)
June 23rd, 1565 (June 23 1565)EventTurgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
June 23rd, 1555 (June 23 1555)DeathPedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (born in 1470)
June 23rd, 1534 (June 23 1534)BirthOda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (died in 1582)
June 23rd, 1532 (June 23 1532)EventHenry VIII and Francois I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
June 23rd, 1456 (June 23 1456)BirthMargaret of Denmark, wife of James III of Scotland (died in 1486)
June 23rd, 1433 (June 23 1433)BirthFrancis II, Duke of Brittany (died in 1488)
June 23rd, 1373 (June 23 1373)BirthQueen Joan II of Naples (died in 1435)
June 23rd, 1314 (June 23 1314)EventFirst War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn, south of Stirling, begins.
June 23rd, 1305 (June 23 1305)EventThe Flemish-French peace treaty is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
June 23rd, 1018 (June 23 1018)DeathHenry I of Austria

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