April 23 Events in History - April 23 Birthdays - April 23 Deaths



2013 The ambassador from the People's Republic of China is summoned by Japan's government after a flotilla of Chinese ships sail near the disputed Senkaku Islands
2013 In France, an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage is passed, opening the door for Francois Holland to promulgate it
2012 Despite an initial ban on the film 'Borat,' Kazakhstan issues and official 'thank you' to actor Sacha Baron Cohen for his character, Borat Sagdiyev
2012 The trial over illegal use of campaign funds by U.S. Presidential candidate John Edwards begins in North Carolina
2011 In England, the guest list for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is released
2011 A clash occurs in the disputed border region of Cambodia and Thailand; thousands evacuate
2010 A series of bomb explosions in Baghdad, near Shia mosques, kill dozens of people and wound 100 others
2000 Gulf Air flight 72 crashes near Bahrain, killing 143
1997 "Titanic," opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City
1997 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: LeAnn Rines and Brooks and Dunn
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno, Nevada on KRZQ 96.5 FM
1996 Sotherby begins 4 day auction of Jackie Onassis things nets $34.5 million
1995 Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
1995 President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City
1994 Army shoots to death 23-40 fishermen in Gonaives Haiti
1994 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Norm Duke
1994 Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of New York
1993 Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia
1993 Motley Crue's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn
1993 Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy," premieres in New York City
1992 "Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 4 performances
1992 Marion Berry, former mayor of Washington D.C., let out of prison
1992 McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
1991 Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off
1991 Gordon Greenidge scores 223 vs. Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home
1991 U.S.S.R. grants republics right to secede under certain conditions
1990 11th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1989 Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker
1989 Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning
1989 Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
1988 A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
1988 Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hours or less
1988 Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06)
1987 28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Ct
1987 New Jersey Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY
1986 Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
1986 Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec)
1985 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
1985 Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
1985 Flyers 5-Isles 3-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-0 lead
1985 New Coke debuts
1984 AIDS-virus identified, acquired immune deficiency syndrome
1983 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* vs. Sri Lanka
1980 Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
1978 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
1978 Reds Joe Morgan ends record streak of 91 cons errorless games at 2nd
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 ADO The Hague soccer team forms
1977 Dr. Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops
1977 Miltitary workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa
1977 Czechoslovakian chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously and only loses 10
1975 Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land," premieres in London
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1972 26th Tony Awards: Sticks and Bones and 2 Gentlemen of Verona win
1972 Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface
1972 Betty Burfeind wins LPGA Birmingham Centennital Golf Classic
1971 Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike
1971 Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station
1969 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
1969 Los Angeles Laker Jerry West scores 53 points
1969 Over 1000 mi flooded on Shantung Province China
1969 Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
1968 "I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 7 performances
1968 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 and 10 pence)
1968 United Methodist Church forms
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1967 Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
1965 Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite
1964 James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr. Charlie," premieres in New York City
1964 New York State Theater opens
1964 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
1963 "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 302 performances
1963 Jerry Bock and S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me," premieres in New York City
1962 1st U.S. satellite to reach the moon launched
1962 New York Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
1962 Ranger 4, 1st U.S. satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
1961 "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 216 performances
1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1960 1st performance of Ferde Grofe's "San Francisco Suite"
1959 "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 472 performances
1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
1958 Gil Hodges hits his 300th home run and Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
1956 U.S. Supreme Court ends race segregation on buses
1955 "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 583 performances
1955 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open
1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
1953 General Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA
1953 KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, Arizona (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, Alabama (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Bob Cain of Browns and Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
1952 New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game and hits his only home run
1952 Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
1951 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
1950 4th NBA Championship: Minnesota Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2
1950 Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island
1950 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3
1949 Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
1949 Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in San Francisco
1949 Netherlands annexes Elten and Tudderen
1948 KSTP TV channel 5 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
1946 Brooklyn Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1945 Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated
1945 U.S. troops in Italy cross river Po
1943 British and U.S. offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta
1942 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
1941 Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
1940 Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)
1940 New York Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert
1939 1st performance of Bela Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin
1939 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st home run
1938 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
1936 Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win
1933 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon
1925 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
1925 Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms
1924 British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
1921 Charles Paddock runs world record 100m (10.4 seconds)
1920 Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets, in Ankara
1919 Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
1918 Battle of Zeebrugge ends
1918 Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea
1918 National Urban League forms
1916 Lord Dunsany's "Night at an Inn," premieres in New York City
1915 ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA)
1910 International Exhibition opens in Brussels
1908 Denmark, Germany, England, France, Netherlands and Sweden sign North Sea accord
1904 American Academy of Arts and Letters forms
1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) win their 1st game beating Washington Senators 7-2
1900 1st know occurrence of word "hillbillie" (New York Journal)
1896 Premier of motion pictures (Koster and Bial's Music Hall, New York City)
1896 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st demonstrated (New York City)
1891 Jews are expelled from Moscow, Russia
1883 John Heemskerk Azn forms Dutch government
1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera "Patience" produced in London
1878 1st Dutch test drive of steam tram
1871 Blossom Rock in San Francisco Bay blown up
1867 Queen Victoria and Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel
1864 Battle of Cane River, Louisiana (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry)
1861 Arkansas troops seize Ft. Smith
1861 Battle of San Antonio, Texas
1860 Dem convention in Charleston South Carolina divided over slavery
1851 Canada issues its 1st postage stamps
1838 English steamship "Great Western" crossing Atlantic docks in New York City
1826 Missolonghi captured by Turks
1798 Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution
1795 William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason
1789 President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York
1775 Opera "Il Re Pastore" is produced (Salzburg)
1723 Cornelis Steenoven elected archbishop of Utrecht
1705 Richard Steele's "Tender Husband," premieres in London
1662 Connecticut chartered as an English colony
1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
1633 Sweden and Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
1616 Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
1504 King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
1501 Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral and 6 ships return to Lisbon
1500 Pedro Cabral lands and annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
1348 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)
1154 Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
1014 King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf











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