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Notable Historical Events for October 23rd

1933John Dillinger and his gang rob Central National Bank, in Greencastle, Indiana. They take $75, 000

1978Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in NYC

42 BCRoman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.

2008Joe Sakic scores his final career goal (#625) against the Edmonton Oilers

1963Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" premieres in NYC

1681French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg

1941Walt Disney's animation "Dumbo" released

1812Failed coup against emperor Napoleon

1993Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

1998Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement.

October 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 23rd

1844Louis Riel, Manitoba, leader of insurrection of Metis

1959Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], California, parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun)

1942Michael Crichton, Chicago, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), (d. 2008)

63 BCMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Roman general (Battle of Actium) (or 64 BC)

October 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 23rd

2010Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

1918Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)

October 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 23rd

1978Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

1957Christian Dior, French designer (New Look), dies at 52 of a heart attack

October 23rd Deaths
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