October 23 Events in History - October 23 Birthdays - October 23 Deaths
2014 American doctor Craig Spencer has been diagnosed with Ebola after recently returning to New York from Sierra Leone; Spencer rode the subway, went bowling, and took a taxi the day before he began displaying symptoms
2014 The International Olympic Committee will recognize the Olympic committee of Kosovo despite the country's lack of U.N. membership, setting an unusual precedent and raising protests from Serbia; Kosovo broke away from Serbia in 2008
2013 In an effort to improve bilateral relations between China and Inda, the two countries come together to sign a new border defense agreement
2012 A debate among EU commissioners on a proposal to accept a 40 percent quota for women on corporate boards is delayed until November 2012
2012 In London, the 23rd James Bond film, 'Skyfall' receives its Royal premiere at the Royal Albert Hall
2011 Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's autopsy reveals that he was killed by a gunshot wound to the head
2011 The city of Van in eastern Turkey experiences a 7.2-magnitude earthquake; 100 people are killed
2010 The U.N. compound in Herat, western Afghanistan, is attacked by a suicide bomber
2010 If trends in diet and exercise continue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project estimate 1 in 3 adult Americans will have diabetes by 2050
1997 "Triumph of Love," opens at Royale Theater New York City
1997 At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a black out
1997 Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts
1997 Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers
1996 New York Yankees set record by coming back from 6-0 in World Series game to beat Atlanta Braves 8-6, also set record of 7th straight road win
1994 3rd Solheim Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 13-7 at Greenbrier WV
1993 7 killed by IRA-bomb attack in Belfast
1993 Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara Kashmir
1993 Tor Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2, in 89th World Series
1991 "Les Miserables," opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
1991 Clarence Thomas, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1991 Dr. Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills 2 women
1990 Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
1989 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass
1989 George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976 - 1989" album
1989 Hungary proclaims itself a republic and declares communist rule ended
1989 U.S. 62nd manned space mission STS-34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space
1989 William Nicholson's "Shadowlands," premieres in London
1988 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid
1988 Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by U.S. Senate
1987 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
1984 NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine
1984 STS-51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 13th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
1983 14th New York City Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
1983 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
1983 Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 241 U.S. personnel in Beirut
1980 "Tintypes" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 93 performances
1980 McCosker (168) and Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW vs. WA
1980 Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness
1979 Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minnesota marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches
1978 CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
1978 China and Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
1978 Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in New York City
1977 7th New York City Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10
1977 8th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
1977 Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties
1977 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 3.4-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered
1975 Battle between Cuba and South Africa troops in Angola
1975 Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0
1974 Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles and Locker
1974 Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation dedicated
1973 Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica
1973 UN's revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
1973 Yankee General Manager and President Lee MacPhail named AL president
1972 "Pippin" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 1944 performances
1972 Access credit cards introduced in Great Britain
1972 WNJS TV channel 23 in Camden, New Jersey (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida (ABC) begins
1970 Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,001 kph)
1969 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 84 performances
1968 "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 82 performances
1968 Kip Keino (Kenya) wins gold medal for 1,500m (3 minutes 34.9 seconds)
1967 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 80 performances
1967 New Jersey Americans (later NY/New Jersey Nets) play 1st ABA game
1966 Sandra Spuzich/Jack Rule wins Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf
1964 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
1964 Time Magazine uses term "op art" for 1st time
1963 Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park," premieres in New York City
1962 Adlai Stevenson speaks at United Nations about Cuba crisis
1962 USAF Major Robert A. Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m
1962 WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting
1961 "Kwamina" opens at 54th St. Theater New York City for 32 performances
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1959 Chinese troops move into India, 17 die
1958 De Gaulle offers Algerians defiance "peace of the brave"
1958 Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1958 U.S.S.R. lends money to UAR to build Aswan High Dam
1957 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3
1956 1st video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast
1956 Revolt against Stalinist policies begins in Hungary
1955 Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time
1954 Britain, England, France and U.S.S.R. agree to end occupation of Germany
1954 West Germany joins NATO
1954 Pakistan governor-general Ghoelan Mohammed disbands parliament
1954 WSAU TV channel 7 in Wausau, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 France grants Laos' sovereignty
1953 West Germany applies to NATO
1953 WTRF TV channel 7 in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV (CBS) 1st broadcast
1947 NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN
1947 Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori and Dr. Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes
1946 U.N. General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st New York City-Flushing Meadows)
1945 Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract
1944 1st Central Kitchen opens in Amsterdam
1944 Gulf of Leyte battle begin
1944 Soviet army invades Hungary
1944 Vice-Admiral Kurita's sailboat Atago sinks
1943 1st Jewish transport out of Rome reaches camp Birkenau
1943 Burma railway opens
1942 1st ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk
1942 During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
1942 German units go through Red October-factory in Stalingrad
1941 Walt Disney's "Dumbo" released
1935 Gabby Hartnett selected NL MVP
1935 Johnny Revolta wins PGA golf tournament
1934 Jean Piccard and Jeanette Ridlen attain balloon height of 17.341 m (rec)
1932 "Fred Allen Show" premieres on radio
1932 Pieter G. Marais, South Africa minister of Education/Development aid
1927 Town of Netanya Israel founded by Nathan Strauss
1923 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
1923 Giants defeat Baltimore Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day
1922 Channing Pollock's "Fool," premieres in New York City
1922 Conservative A Bonar forms new government in England
1921 Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis
1921 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova," premieres in Brno
1920 Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, and Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal
1919 Romberg and Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in New York City
1918 Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)
1917 1st Infantry division "Big Red One" shoots 1st U.S. shot in WW I
1917 Lenin speaks against Kamenev, Kollontai, Stalin and Trotsky
1915 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)
1915 25,000 women march in New York City, demanding right to vote
1910 Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight
1910 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
1910 Ritz Hotel in Madrid opens: 200 chambers/100 bathtubs
1905 Edward Milton Royle's "Squaw Man," premieres in New York City
1893 C Dazey's "In Old Kentucky" premieres in New York City (27 seasons)
1890 Opera "Prince Igor" is produced (St. Petersburg)
1888 Pelham Bay Park in Bronx, vested
1886 St. Louis Browns win World Championship by beating Chicago 4-3 in 10
1884 1st World Series OKed by AA, Providence (NL) beats New York Mets (AA) 6-0
1876 New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office
1871 Columbia and Sappho (U.S.) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America's Cup
1864 Battle of Westport, Missouri
1864 Union General Samuel R Curtis defeats Confederate General Stirling Price
1854 The Times give precise British positions in Krim
1853 Maastricht-Aken railway in Netherlands opens
1824 1st steam locomotive is introduced
1814 1st plastic surgery is performed (England)
1812 Failed coup against emperor Napoleon
1805 Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340
1775 Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army
1760 1st Jewish prayer books printed in U.S.
1702 Battle in Bay of Vigo: Netherlands/English fleet destroy Spanish/French fleet
1690 Revolt in Haarlem after public ban on smoking
1684 Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted
1681 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg
1679 Meal Tub Plot against James II of England
1668 Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade
1644 Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Admiral Thijssen beats Denen
1642 Battle at Edgeville (Warwick): King Charles I vs English parliament
1588 Medina Sidonia's Spanish Armada returns to Santander
1520 King Carlos I crowned, German emperor Charles V
1229 Otto II becomes earl of Gelre
1086 Battle of Zalaka: Alfonso VI vs Almoravids
787 Byzantine empress Irene recovers Iconclastic cult at Nicaea
585 Burgundy king Guntram opens synod of Macon (Mastico)