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 This day in History - October 23
334 Historic Events for October 23
1977

7th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10

Event
1977

Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered

Event
1977

8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38

Event
1978

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

Death
1978

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

Event
1978

China and Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension

Event
1978

CBS raises LP prices to $8.98

Event
1979

Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minn marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches

Event
1980

Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Birth
1980

"Tintypes" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances

Event
1980

McCosker (168) and Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW v WA

Event
1980

Soviet PM Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness

Event
1981

US national debt hits $1 trillion

Event
1982

Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist, dies at 52

Death
1983

Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut

Event
1983

Tamara Shayne (Jolson Story), actress, dies at 80 of a heart attack

Death
1983

13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00

Event
1983

14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59

Event
1983

Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36

Death
1983

400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile

Event
1984

Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young

Event
1984

David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma

Death
1984

Oskar Werner, actor (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61

Death
1984

STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad

Event
1984

NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine

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