23 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • James Gibbons, 1834
  • Raymond Chandler, 1888
  • Haile Selassie, 1892
  • Marston Bates, 1906
  • Michael Wilding, 1912
  • Coral Browne, 1913
  • Carl Foreman, 1914
  • Gloria DeHaven, 1925
  • Bert Convey, 1935
  • Don Drysdale, 1936
  • David Essex, 1947
  • Graham Gooch, 1953
  • Woody Harrelson, 1961
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967
  • Gary Payton, 1968
  • Monica Lewinsky, 1973
  • Judit Polgar, 1976
  • Daniel Radcliffe, 1989

Died On This Day:

  • Domenico Scarlatti, 1757
  • Isaac Singer, 1875
  • Ulysses S. Grant, 1885
  • D.W. Griffith, 1948
  • Marshall Henri-Philippe Pétain, 1951
  • Montgomery Clift, 1966
  • Van Heflin, 1971
  • Eddie Rickenbacker, 1973
  • Vic Morrow, 1982
  • Kay Kyser, 1985
  • Jessica Mitford, 1996
  • King Hassan of Morocco, 1999
  • Leo McKern, 2002
  • Chaim Potok, 2002
  • Amy Winehouse, 2011
  • Sally Ride, 2012

Today's Events:

  • 1827 - First U. S. swimming school opens in Boston; John Quincy Adams and James Audubon take plunge.
  • 1829 - W.A. Burt of Mount Vernon, Michigan patents his version of the typewriter.
  • 1903 - Ford Motor Company of Detroit sells its first car - a 2 cylinder Model A. (Model T starts 1908).
  • 1904 - Charles E. Menches of St. Louis invents the ice cream cone.
  • 1937 - Yale University School of Medicine announces the isolation of the pituitary hormone.
  • 1947 - Actors' Studio founded in New York; 3 years later Lee Strasberg joins and discovers method acting.
  • 1967 - Race riots in Detroit, worst in U.S. history, kill 43 and cause $200 million in damages over 5 days.
  • 1968 - R.F. Worley becomes America's first General killed in action in Vietnam.
  • 1974 - Greek military junta resigns.
  • 1982 - Diet Coke introduced by Coca-Cola.
  • 1982 - Vic Morrow and 2 Vietnamese children killed by helicopter on 'Twilight Zone' movie set.
  • 1985 - $13.1 million paid for racehorse - yearling son of Najinsky II and My Charmer.
  • 1986 - Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson with 300 million people watching on television.
  • 1998 - Scientists at University of Hawaii announce mammal cloning - 3 generations of mice - in Nature.
  • 2000 - Tiger Woods, 24, becomes youngest golfer in history to win all four major championships.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • John Cassian

Holiday:

  • National Day in Egypt (1952)
  • Zodiac: Cancer ends, Leo begins

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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