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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

1945Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract

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

1917Lenin speaks against Kamenev, Kollontai, Stalin & Trotsky

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

1958Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1642Battle of Edgehill (Warwickshire): King Charles I beat English parliamentarian forces

1923Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform

1935Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

1681French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg

October 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 23rd

1869John Heisman, Cleveland Ohio, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake

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

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

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

October 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 23rd

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

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

October 23rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 23rd

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

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

October 23rd Deaths
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