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 This day in History - April 23
434 Historic Events for April 23
1984

August "Guus" Oster, actor/director (Carrie), dies at 68

Death
1984

AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)

Event
1985

Kent Smith, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), dies at 78

Death
1985

Sam J Ervin Jr, (Sen-D-NC), dies at 88

Death
1985

New Coke debuts

Event
1985

Flyers 5-Isles 3-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-0 lead

Event
1985

Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula

Event
1985

Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational

Event
1986

Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US composer, murdered at 81

Death
1986

Jim Laker, cricketer (193 wkts for England at 21 24), dies

Death
1986

Otto Preminger, dir (Advise and Consent, Anatomy of Murder), dies at 79

Death
1986

Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)

Event
1986

Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking

Event
1987

28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Ct

Event
1987

NJ Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY

Event
1988

A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles

Event
1988

Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less

Event
1988

Arthur Michael, Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies

Death
1988

Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)

Event
1989

Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic

Event
1989

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker

Event
1989

Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

Event
1989

Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts

Event
1990

11th Emmy Sports Award presentation

Event
1990

Albert Salmi, (Caddyshack), kills terminally ill wife and self at 62

Death