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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
1969

Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno

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1969

France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)

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1970

River Phoenix, Madras Ore, actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me)

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1970

Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55

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1970

Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

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1970

Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

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1970

Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)

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1970

LaMark Carter, Shreveport Louisiana, triple jumper

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1970

Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

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1971

Hugh Douglas, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)

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1971

WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1971

Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58

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1971

Oliver F McGowan, actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64

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1972

Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

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1972

Tony Carter, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

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1972

Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)

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1972

Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)

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1972

Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

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1972

Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68

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1973

Intelsat communications satellite launched

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1973

James Roe, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)

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1973

Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)

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1974

Paula Gaye Montgomery, Cabot Ark, Miss America (Arkansas-3rd-1996)

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1974

Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval

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1974

John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC

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