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 This day in History - April 23
434 Historic Events for April 23
1961

"Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances

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1961

Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

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1962

1st US satellite to reach the moon launched

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1962

NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1

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1962

Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral

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1962

Stirling Moss, auto racer, killed while racing at 32

Death
1963

Benoit Doucet, Montreal Quebec, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)

Birth
1963

"She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 perfs

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1963

Jerry Bock and S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me," premieres in NYC

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1964

Gen, [Simon Matthews], English pop drummer (Jesus Jones-Zeroes and Ones)

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1964

Dan Frischman, Whippany NJ, actor (Arvid Engen-Head of the Class)

Birth
1964

New York State Theater opens

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1964

Martin Lopez-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m)

Birth
1964

Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0

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1964

James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie," premieres in NYC

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1965

Donna Weinbrecht, skier (Olympic-gold)

Birth
1965

Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67

Death
1965

Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite

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1966

Jacques "Jacq" Koumans, soccer player (NAC)

Birth
1966

Wayne Drinkwalter, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)

Birth
1966

Richard Greenwood, LA Calif, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Napa Valley)

Birth
1967

Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty

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1967

Brent Muscat, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)

Birth
1967

Melina Kanakaredes, Akron Ohio, actress (Eleni Andros-Guiding Light)

Birth
1967

Rheal Cormier, New Brunswick, pitcher (Montreal Expos)

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