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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
1975

Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway

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1975

Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile

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1975

Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland

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1975

Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87

Death
1975

Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

Birth
1975

Communists take over Laos

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1975

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1975

Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack

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1976

Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die

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1976

Kate Sobrero, soccer defender (Olympics-96)

Birth
1976

Linette Smith, Miss Universe-British Virgin Islands (1996)

Birth
1977

1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)

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1977

Nicole Bobeck, Chic, figure skater (US Champ 1995)

Birth
1977

Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR

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1977

Yanks leap frog over Red Soxs « game in 1st place to stay

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1977

Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59

Death
1978

Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

Birth
1978

Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar

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1979

Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies

Death
1979

Richard Hearne, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 70

Death
1979

Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC

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1979

Iran army opens offensive against Kurds

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1979

UN's Vienna office opens

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1980

Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77

Death
1980

Charlie Finley sells A's for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)

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