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Births, Deaths, and Events for 23 June



About This Day

     This is day 174 of the year 2018.
     There are 191 days left to 2018.


Thought For The Day


     "One man tells a falsehood, a hundred repeat it as true."


 

Births

 
1763   Josephine - Martinique, empress of France
1876   Irvin S. Cobb - Ky, writer/humorist (Old Judge Priest)
1887   John Finley Williamson - Canton Ohio, conductor (Westminster Choir)
1894   Alfred Kinsey - entomologist/sexologist (Kinsey Report)
1912   Alan Turing - mathematician pioneer in computer theory (Turing Machine)
1929   June Carter Cash - Maces Spring, VA, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)
1929   Dave King - Twickenham, England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
1930   Donn F. Eisele - Columbus, OH, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 7)
1940   Adam Faith - England, singer (Poor Me, What Do You Want?)
1943   James Levine - musical conductor (Tosca)
1947   Frances McDormand - Chicago, IL, actress (Fargo, Almost Famous, Wonder Boys)
1964   Joss Whedon - producer/director/creator ("Firefly", Wonder Woman)
1972   Selma Blair - Southfield, MI, actress (Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions)

 

Deaths

 
1969   Stanley Andrews - actor (Old Ranger-Death Valley Days), dies at 78
1972   Elton Britt - country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54
1973   Fay Holden - actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77
1995   Jonas Salk - physician (Polio Vaccine), dies at 80
1997   Betty Shabazz - Mrs. X, Malcolm's wife, dies at 61 after a house fire
1998   Maureen O'Sullivan - actress (Tarzan the Ape Man, Bonzo Goes To College), dies at 87 of a heart attack

 

Events

 
   National Pink Day
1784   1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)
1810   John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Company (Astoria, Oregon)
1860   US Secret Service created
1868   Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"
1925   Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre, Wyoming)
1931   Wiley Post & Harold Catty took off for flight around world
1938   Marineland opens in Florida - 1st aquarium
1938   Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established
1944   4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153
1947   Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by congress
1949   1st 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School
1951   British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
1951   Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
1955   Walt Disney's Lady & the Tramp released
1956   Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
1961   USAF Major Robert M. White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
1967   US Senate censures Thomas J. Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
1969   Warren E. Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice
1970   Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
1972   Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1972   President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
1975   Rocker Alice Cooper falls of stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
1976   CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m), opens
1979   The rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"
1979   The Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
1981   NYC mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
1982   Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
1985   Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1986   Tip O'Neill refuses to let Reagan address House
1989   The movie Batman premiers
1990   A rally to save "Alien Nation" from cancellation held at Statue of Liberty
1991   Tony Randall & Jack Klugman star in Broadway performance of Odd Couple

 

 

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