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 This day in History - May 23
444 Historic Events for May 23
1920

Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei

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1920

Sid Melton, Bkln NY, actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas)

Birth
1920

Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)

Birth
1921

James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)

Birth
1921

Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It's Great to Be Young)

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1921

"Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC

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1921

Sanderson Temple, circuit judge

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1921

Montague Modlyn, broadcaster

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1921

Loren Tindall, OK, actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost)

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1922

Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat

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1922

Dennis Compton, author/crickleter

Birth
1922

Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

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1922

"Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances

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1923

1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain

Event
1923

Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)

Birth
1923

Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)

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1924

Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)

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1924

Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)

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1924

V N Swamy, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1955, DNB, 0-45)

Birth
1926

Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate

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1926

Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard

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1926

Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73

Death
1928

Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)

Birth
1928

Rosemary Clooney, Kentucky, singer/paper towels spokeswoman (Coronet)

Birth
1928

Nigel Davenport, Cambridge England, actor (Without a Clue, Masada)

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