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 This day in History - May 23
444 Historic Events for May 23
1975

Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)

Birth
1976

Kelly Marie Monaco, Phila PA, playmate (April, 1997)

Birth
1976

Melanie Joyce Bell, Vernon New Jersey, Miss America-New Jersey (1997)

Birth
1976

Amy Alcott wins '76 LPGA Golf Classic

Event
1977

Benin adopts its constitution

Event
1977

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman and John Mitchell

Event
1977

Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren and 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege ends June 11

Event
1978

General strike in Peru

Event
1978

AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M

Event
1979

1st edition of "Wisden Cricket Monthly"

Event
1979

Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79

Death
1979

Borussia Minchengladbach wins 8th UEFA Cup at Dusseldorf

Event
1979

Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy

Event
1979

West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president

Event
1979

"Kids Are All Right" premieres

Event
1980

Sarah Louise Catherwood, Christchurch NZ, 4x200m swimmer (Oly-96)

Birth
1980

ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

Event
1981

George Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83

Death
1981

Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage

Event
1981

NASA launches Intelsat V

Event
1982

Louis J N G‚rardin, bicyclist (world champ sprint 1930), dies at 69

Death
1982

Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles

Event
1982

Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders divine

Event
1982

Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic

Event
1982

BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina

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