This was 296th day of the year and 69 days remained in the year.

October 23 Birthdays

1940–, Brazilian soccer (football) player.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson
Vice President (1835)

John Heisman
football coach (1869)

William D. Coolidge
inventor (1873)

Gertrude Ederle
swimmer (1905)

Johnny Carson
entertainer (1925)

Michael Crichton
novelist (1942)

Ang Lee
director, writer (1954)

Dwight Yoakam
singer and actor (1956)

Sam Raimi
filmmaker (1959)

Ryan Reynolds
actor (1976)

October 23 in History


25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.


The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.


President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.


A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors.


Chechen rebels seized a crowded Moscow theater, taking hundreds hostage. Russian forces stormed the building the next day.


Madame Chiang Kai-shek died at age 105.

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