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 This day in History - February 23
430 Historic Events for February 23
1949

Terry Comer, rocker

Birth
1949

Anna-Maria MĀller, German DR, Luge (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1950

Steve Priest, London, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes)

Birth
1950

Neil Jordan, Sligo Ireland, novelist (Dream of a Beast, Past)

Birth
1951

Patricia Richardson, Bethesada Md, actress (Double Trouble, Home Imp)

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1951

Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)

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1951

Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)

Birth
1952

Brad Whitford, Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Jamie Got a Gun)

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1953

Sallie L Baliunas, astrophysicist

Birth
1954

1st mass inoculation with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)

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1954

Syrian army drives out president Adib el-Shishakli

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1955

Edgar Faure forms French government

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1955

Howard Jones, rock pianist/vocalist (Things Can Only Get Better)

Birth
1955

Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86

Death
1956

20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow

Event
1956

Russian party leader Khrushchev attacks memory of Stalin

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1957

"Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances

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1958

Arturo Frondizi elected president of Argentina

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1958

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1958

5-time world driving champion Juan Fangio kidnapped by Cuban rebels

Event
1958

Last Municipal arc light, Mission and 25th removed (installed in 1913)

Event
1958

Ria Brieffies, Dutch vocalist (Dolly Dots)

Birth
1958

Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (April, 1981)

Birth
1958

David Sylvian, vocal/guitar (Sylvian Sylvian, Japan-Adolescent Sex)

Birth
1959

John Arthur Wilson, Ceres CA, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-4th)

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