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On this day... October 23, 2017

Fun and historical facts for October 23rd

Jim Clerkin
October 23, 2017 - 9:33 am
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OCTOBER 23RD

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MOLE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BOSTON CREAM PIE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOHNNY CARSON (1923-2005)

  • PELE (1940, 77)
  • MICHAEL CRICHTON (1942-2008)
  • ANG LEE (1954, 63)

  • DWIGHT YOAKAM (1956, 61)
  • WEIRD AL YANKOVIC (1959, 58)

  • SAM RAIMI (1959, 58)
  • DOUG FLUTIE (1962, 55)
  • RYAN REYNOLDS (1976, 41)
  • EMILIA CLARKE (1986, 31)

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 4004, BC, THE WORLD WAS CREATED ACCORDING TO BIBLICAL HISTORIANS
  • IN 1684, THE COLONY OF MASSACHUSETS IS ESTABLISHED UNDER THE BRITISH CROWN
  • IN 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS BARS BLACK MEN FROM SERVING IN THE ARMY
  • IN 1812, THE FRENCH MOUNT A FAILED COUP AGAINST NAPOLEON
  • IN 1814, THE FIRST PLASTIC SURGERY IS PERFORMED IN LONDON
  • IN 1915, 25,000 WOMEN MARCH IN NYC TO DEMAND THE RIGHT TO VOTE

  • IN 1921, THE GREEN BAY PACKERS PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME
  • IN 1933, JOHN DILLINGER ROBS CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK OF $75,000
  • IN 1941, WALT DISNEY RELEASES “DUMBO”

  • IN 1947, RONALD REAGAN TESTIFIES BEFORE THE HOUSE UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE AS PRESIDENT OF THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD
  • IN 1950, AL JOLSON DIES AT 64
  • IN 1957, CHRISTIAN DIOR DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 52
  • IN 1963, NEIL SIMON PREMIERES “BAREFOOT IN THE PARK” ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1967, THE NEW JERSEY AMERICANS (LATER THE NY JETS) PLAY THEIR FIRST ABA GAME
  • IN 1972, “PIPPIN” OPENS ON BROADWAY. IT RUNS FOR 1,944 PERFORMANCES

  • IN 1972, AL GREEN RELEASED “I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU”
  • IN 1973, RICHARD NIXON TURNS OVER THE WHITE HOUSE TAPES TO A JUDGE
  • IN 1978, SID VICIOUS ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT SUICIDE IN RIKER’S PRISON IN NYC
  • IN 1981, THE US NATIONAL DEBT CROSSES $1 TRILLION
  • IN 1983, 307 PEOPLE ARE KILLED WHEN TWO TRUCK BOMBS ARE SET OFF AT THE MARINE BARRACKS IN LEBANON
  • IN 1988, THE US SENATE REJECTS ROBERT BORK FOR THE SUPREME COURT

  • IN 1989, CHARLES STEWART KILLS HIS PREGNANT WIFE AND SHOOTS HIMSELF, BLAMING A “BLACK ROBBER”. HE COMMITS SUICIDE WHEN HIS STORY UNRAVELS.
  • IN 1991, CLARENCE THOMAS IS SWORN IN TO THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1991, DR. JACK KERVORKIAN ASSISTS TWO WOMEN IN COMMITTING SUICIDE

  • IN 1992, A WOMAN WAS DETAINED FOR “UNUSUALLY LARGE BUTTOCKS” WHILE ATTMEPTING TO SMUGGLE 1 ½ POUNDS OF HEROINE THROUGH A COLUMBIAN AIRPORT
  • IN 1992, THE DIRECTOR OF THE FRENCH NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION CENTER IS ARRESTED FOR KNOWINGLY DISTRIBUTING AIDS-INFECTED BLOOD TO 256 PEOPLE
  • IN 1994, ROBERT BAILEY SETS A RECORD RETURNING A PUNT 103 YARDS FOR A TOUCHDOWN
  • IN 1998, BENJAMIN NETANYAHU AND YASSER ARAFAT REACH THE “LAND FOR PEACE” AGREEMENT
  • IN 2001, APPLE RELEASES THE IPOD

  • IN 2002, CHECHEN REBELS SEIZE THE MOSCOW THEATRE AND TAKE 700 HOSTAGES
  • IN 2004, AN EARTHQUAKE IN NIIGATA JAPAN KILLS 35 AND LEAVES 85,000 HOMELESS
  • IN 2006, BEYONCE RELEASES “IRREPLACEABLE”

  • IN 2010, KATY PERRY MARRIES RUSSELL BRAND
  • IN 2012, DANIEL CRAIG’S JAMES BOND MOVIE “SKYFALL” OPENS
  • IN 2015, ADELE RELEASES “HELLO”, THE FIRST SONG EVER TO DOWNLOAD 1 MILLION COPIES IN ITS FIRST WEEK

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