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 This day in History - March 23
450 Historic Events for March 23
1942

Jimmy Miller, US pop drummer (Rolling Stones, Mot”rhead)

Birth
1942

Japanese forces occupy Andaman Islands in Indian Ocean

Event
1943

Peter Graves, supt minister (Westminster Central Hall)

Birth
1943

German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia

Event
1943

Gail Goodrich, NBA star (Lakers, Suns)

Birth
1943

Andr‚ Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72

Death
1943

Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47

Death
1944

O C Wingate, British general-major (Burma), dies in air crash

Death
1944

Salim Altaf, cricketer (Pakistan medium-pacer in 21 Tests 1967-78)

Birth
1944

Michael Nyman, composer (Mesmer, Carrington)

Birth
1944

Bomb assassination against Southern Tirol congregation in Rome, 33 die

Event
1944

Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m without a parachute and lives

Event
1945

Premier Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Straelen

Event
1945

Largest operation in Pacific war, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Okinawa

Event
1945

British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine

Event
1946

8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NC 43-40

Event
1946

Alexandru Zirra, composer, dies at 62

Death
1947

Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)

Birth
1948

Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist

Birth
1948

John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))

Event
1948

R J Bennett, FBA/geographer

Birth
1948

Wasim Bari, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistan's most successful)

Birth
1949

Ric Ocasek, Balt, rock vocalist (Cars-Double Life, Bye Bye Love)

Birth
1949

Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story," premieres in NYC

Event
1949

Karen English, (Rep-D-Arizona)

Birth