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Notable Historical Events for August 23rd

1987Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

1954President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1942British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

August 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 23rd

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

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

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