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Notable Historical Events for August 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

406Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beats Radagaisus' Barbarians

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

August 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 23rd

2006Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79

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

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