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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
1981

Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf

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1982

Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies

Death
1982

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1982

Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter

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1982

Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president

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1982

Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85

Death
1985

Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games

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1985

Said Aouita of Morocco sets 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin

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1985

South African attorney/UDF leader "Dulah" Omar arrested

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1985

West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to German DR

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1986

Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80

Death
1986

Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon

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1986

"Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances

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1987

15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion

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1987

Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

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1987

Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s

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1987

Siegfried Borris, composer, dies at 80

Death
1988

Mike Tyson and Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem

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1989

LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)

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1989

Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst because he's black

Death
1989

Ronald Laing, British psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies

Death
1989

Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies

Death
1989

Lewis/Everett/Burrell/Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)

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1990

David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80

Death
1990

East and West Germany announced that they would unite on Oct 3

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