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 This day in History - July 23
415 Historic Events for July 23
1947

Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)

Birth
1947

1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI

Event
1948

D[avid] W[ark] Griffith, US director/producer, dies

Death
1948

Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President

Event
1949

Test Cricket debut of Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days

Event
1949

Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991)

Birth
1950

Alan Turner, Aussie cricket left-handed opener (World Cup ton 1975)

Birth
1950

Blair Thornton, rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive)

Birth
1950

Kaity Tong, news anchor (WABC-TV NYC)

Birth
1950

Ian Thomas, rocker

Birth
1950

Belinda J Montgomery, Winnipeg, actress (Man From Atlantis)

Birth
1951

Robert Joseph Flaherty, documentary film maker, dies

Death
1951

Terry Davis, NYC, actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World)

Birth
1951

Henri Philippe P‚tain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies

Death
1951

Edie McClurg, Kansas City MO, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family)

Birth
1952

Paul Hibbert, cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 and 2)

Birth
1952

General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (Natl Day)

Event
1952

Janis Siegel, NYC, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction)

Birth
1953

Graham Gooch, cricketer (prolific England opener and captain)

Birth
1955

Harry Haden, actor (Harry-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 73

Death
1955

Cordell Hull, statesman, dies

Death
1955

Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55

Death
1955

NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Event
1955

Marisa DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)

Birth
1956

Bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph

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