On This Day..... October 23

 

OCTOBER 23RD

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BOSTON CREAM PIE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ADLAI STEVENSON (1835-1914)
  • JOHN HEISMAN (1869-1936)
 
  • JOHNNY CARSON (1925-2005)
  • PELE (1940, 78)
 
  • MICHAEL CRICHTON (1942-2008)
  • ANG LEE (1954, 64)
 
  • DWIGHT YOAKAM (1956, 62)
  • WEIRD AL YANKOVIC (1959, 59)
 
  • DOUG FLUTIE (1962, 56)
  • CAT DEELEY (1976, 42)
 
  • MEGHAN MCCAIN (1984, 34)
  • MIGUEL (1985, 33)
 
  • EMILIA CLARKE (1986, 32)
  • AMANDLA STENBERG (1998, 20)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  42 BC, MARK ANTONY AND OCTAVIAN DEFEAT BRUTUS IN THE ROMAN REPUBLIC CIVIL WARS. BRUTUS COMMITS SUICIDE
  • IN 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS BANS BLACK MEN FROM JOINING THE ARMY
  • IN 1814, JOSEPH CARPUE PERFORMS THE FIRST EVER PLASTIC SURGERY. A YOUNG SOLDIER WHO HAD LOST HIS NOSE TO MERCURY POISONING WAS HIS PATIENT AND RECEIVED A “NEW NOSE” MADE OF A FLAP OF SKIN GRAFTED FROM HIS OWN FOREHEAD.
  • IN 1915, 25,000 WOMEN MARCH DOWN NEW YORK CITY’S FIFTH AVENUE IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE
 
  • IN 1917, THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION FIRES THE 1ST AMERICAN SHOT OF WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1918, 29 YEAR OLD CHARLIE CHAPLIN MARRIES 17 YEAR OLD MILDRED HARRIS
  • IN 1921, THE GREEN BAY PACKERS WIN THEIR FIRST EVER NFL GAME OVER MINNESOTA
  • IN 1933, JOHN DILLINGER’S GANG ROB $75,000 FROM CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK
  • IN 1941, WALT DISNEY RELEASES “DUMBO”
 
  • IN 1947, RONALD REAGAN, PRESIDENT OF THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD, TESTIFIES IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
  • IN 1950, AL JOLSON DIES AT 64
  • IN 1952, CHARLIE CHAPLIN RELEASES “LIMELIGHT”
 
  • IN 1954, BRITAIN, FRANCE AND THE USSR END THE OCCUPATION OF GERMANY
  • IN 1956, THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS TAKE TO THE STREETS IN THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION AGAINST SOVIET OCCUPATION. IT WOULD BE CRUSHED ON NOVEMBER 4
  • IN 1957, CHRISTIAN DIOR DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 52
  • IN 1961, DION HITS #1 WITH “RUNAROUND SUE”
 
  • IN 1962, STEVIE WONDER RECORDS HIS FIRST SINGLE FOR MOTOWN RECORDS, “THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME ALL THE WAY”
  • IN 1962, ADLAI STEVENSON ADDRESSES THE UNITED NATIONS ABOUT CUBA
  • IN 1963, NEIL SIMON DEBUTS “BAREFOOT IN THE PARK” ON BROADWAY
 
  • IN 1964, JOE FRAZIER WINS THE GOLD MEDAL IN HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS
  • IN 1966, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE RECORDS “HEY JOE”
  • IN 1972, AL GREEN RELEASES “I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU”
 
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON AGREES TO TURN OVER WHITE HOUSE TAPES TO JUDGE JOHN SIRICA
  • IN 1976, CHICAGO HITS #1 WITH “IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW”
  • IN 1978, WHILE IN DETENTION AT RIKER’S ISLAND, SID VICIOUS ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
 
  • IN 1980, MARK DAVID CHAPMAN QUIT HIS JOB AS A SECURITY JOB. INSTEAD OF SIGNING HIS OWN NAME, HE SIGNED HIS FINAL TIME CARD JOHN LENNON. HE WOULD ASSASSINATE LENNON SIX WEEKS LATER
  • IN 1982, CULTURE CLUB HITS #1 WITH “DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME”
  • IN 1983, 243 AMERICANS ARE KILLED WHEN A SUICIDE BOMBER DRIVES A TRUCK INTO THE MNF PEACEKEEPING OFFICES IN BEIRUT, LEBANON
 
  • IN 1988, THE U.S. SENATE REJECTS PRESIDENT REAGAN’S APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT BORK TO THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1989, HUNGARY RENOUNCES COMMUNISM AND DECLARES ITSELF A REPUBLIC
  • IN 1989, CHARLES STEWART KILLS HIS PREGNANT WIFE. HE THEN SHOOTS HIMSELF AND INVENTS A STORY ABOUT A BLACK CARJACKER ATTACKING THEM IN THEIR CAR. WHEN HIS STORY BEGINS TO BE PROVEN FALSE HE COMMITS SUICIDE
 
  • IN 1991, CLARENCE THOMAS IS SWORN IN TO THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1991, DR. JACK KEVORKIAN ASSISTS TWO WOMEN IN COMMITTING SUICIDE USING HIS CONTROVERSIAL MACHINE
  • IN 1992, A WOMAN DETAINED AT A COLOMBIAN AIRPORT FOR “UNUSUALLY LARGE BUTTOCKS” IS ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO SMUGGLE 1 ½ POUNDS OF HEROIN SURGICALLY IMPLANTED INSIDE HER
 
  • IN 1992, A MARYLAND MAN SPENDS SIX MONTHS IN JAIL FOR PAYING ANOTHER STUDENT TO TAKE HIS COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM FOR HIM
  • IN 1992, THE DIRECTION OF THE FRENCH NATIONAL BLOOD BANK IS CONVICTED OF KNOWINGLY DISTRIBUTING AIDS-TAINTED BLOOD RESULTING IN 256 DEATHS AND HUNDREDS OF NEW CASES OF THE DISEASE
  • IN 1993, JOE CARTER HITS A WALK OFF HOME RUN TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES FOR THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS
 
  • IN 1993, MEAT LOAF HITS #1 WITH “I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE (BUT I WON’T DO THAT)”
  • IN 1998, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU AND PALESTINIAN CHAIRMAN YASSER ARAFAT AGREE TO A “LAND FOR PEACE” AGREEMENT
  • IN 2000, THE NEW YORK JETS PULL OFF THE “MONDAY NIGHT MIRACLE” BY COMING BACK FROM 30-7 AT THE END OF THE THIRD QUARTER TO WIN 40-37 IN OVERTIME AGAINST THE MIAMI DOLPHINS
 
  • IN 2000, FOX DEBUTS “BOSTON PUBLIC”
  • IN 2001, APPLE RELEASES THE I-POD
  • IN 2002, KANYE WEST CRASHES HIS CAR AFTER FALLING ASLEEP WHILE DRIVING AND FRACTURES HIS JAW IN THREE PLACES
  • IN 2002, 50 CHECHEN REBELS ATTACK THE HOUSE OF CULTURE IN MOSCOW AND HOLD OVER 850 PEOPLE HOSTAGE TO PROTEST IN FAVOR OF RUSSIA WITHDRAWING FROM CHECHNYA. IT WOULD LAST FOUR DAYS AND KILL 170 PEOPLE
 
  • IN 2006, BEYONCE RELEASES “IRREPLACEABLE”
  • IN 2006, AMY WINEHOUSE RELEASES “REHAB”
  • IN 2006, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE RELEASES “WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE”
 
  • IN 2007, ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS RELEASE THEIR COLLABORATION “RAISING SAND”
  • IN 2010, KATY PERRY MARRIES RUSSELL BRAND AT A RESORT IN INDIA
  • IN 2012, SAM MENDES RELEASES THE 23RD JAMES BOND FILM, “SKYFALL”
  • IN 2013, THE RED SOX DEFEAT THE CARDINALS IN GAME ONE OF THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 2015, ADELE RELEASES “HELLO”, THE FIRST SONG TO BE DOWNLOADED MORE THAN 1 MILLION TIMES IN ITS FIRST WEEK
 

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