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 This day in History - June 23
370 Historic Events for June 23
1972

Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1973

Mark Larsen, jockey

Birth
1973

Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77

Death
1973

"Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances

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1973

"Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances

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1973

Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched

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1974

Mark Hendrickson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)

Birth
1974

Lisa Bamford, Raleigh NC, Miss America-NC (1996)

Birth
1974

Maria Carolina Christina, Princess of Netherlands

Birth
1974

1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space

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1974

Dontonio Wingfield, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)

Birth
1974

20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie

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1975

Jane Jamieson, Australian heptathlete (Olympics-96)

Birth
1975

William Hansen, actor (Homebodies), dies at 64

Death
1975

Alexander Serikow, Landshut GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)

Birth
1975

75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL

Event
1975

Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

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1976

Paola Suarez, Pergamino Arg, tennis star (1995 Futures-Buenos Aires)

Birth
1976

CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens

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1977

13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4

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1977

Hayden Foxe, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

33rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy

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1979

West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup

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1979

Rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"

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1979

Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"

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