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 This day in History - May 23
444 Historic Events for May 23
1949

Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)

Event
1949

Alan Garc¡a P‚rez, pres of Peru (1985-90)

Birth
1950

Linda Thompson, Memphis Tn, actress (Hee Haw)

Birth
1951

Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels," premieres in London

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1951

Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)

Birth
1951

Judy Rodman, Riverside Calif, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)

Birth
1952

Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85

Death
1952

Deborah Adair, actress (Tracey-Dynasty, Kate-Day of Our Life)

Birth
1952

"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)

Birth
1952

James Mankey, rocker (Concrete Blonde)

Birth
1953

79th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8

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1953

Schools 1st use Cliff's Notes

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1953

WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1954

H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies

Death
1955

John Stevens, MEP

Birth
1955

Presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers

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1956

World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, SF

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1957

Jimmy McShane, Pop singer (Baltimora-Tarzan Boy)

Birth
1958

Shelly West, Cleve OH, country singer (Red Hot, West by West)

Birth
1958

Mao Tse tung start "Great leap forward" movement in China

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1958

Thomas Reiter, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)

Birth
1959

Linden Ashby, actor (Mortal Kombat)

Birth
1959

Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star

Birth
1959

"Party with Comden and Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 44 perfs

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1959

Presbyterian church accepts women preachers

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