What happened today in history?
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October 23

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1995Yolanda Saldivar is convicted by a Houston jury in the murder of Latina singer Selena.
1989Hungary becomes an independent republic.
1983240 American servicemen are killed when terrorists drive a truck bomb into the Marines Operations Center in Beirut, Lebanon.
1980Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns from office.

Richard M. Nixon
 US president Richard Nixon (left) agrees to hand over secret White House tapes to Judge
 John J. Sirica.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1950Entertainer Al Jolson dies, at age 64.
1946The UN General Assembly meets for the first time, in New York.
1944The Battle of Leyte Gulf begins, during WWII.
191525,000 suffragettes rally in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
1910  Blanche Scott, the first woman to fly an airplane, takes a solo journey that reaches a death-defying height of 12 feet (Fort Wayne, IN).

Born today:

1968  Junior Bryant - fiddler, singer (Ricochet)

1966  David Thomas - R&B singer (Take 6)

1966  Brian Nevin - drummer (Big Head Todd and the Monsters)

1962  Doug Flutie - NFL quarterback

1959  'Weird' Al Yankovic - parody singer

1954  Dwight Yoakam - singer, songwriter

1947  Greg Ridley - bassist (Spooky Tooth)

1942  Michael Crichton - author, film director

1940  Pel - all-time soccer great

1935  Chi-Chi Rodriguez - golf champ

1925  Johnny Carson: Johnny's Favorite Moments - The Best of the 70s & 80s  

Johnny Carson - comedian, TV host
(photo credit: R2 Entertainment)

1918  James Daly - actor

1906  Gertrude Ederle - first woman to swim English channel


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