1707 – Parliament of Great Britain met for the first time on the 23rd October 1707.
1850 – The 1st National Women’s Rights Convention began in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States on the 23rd October 1850.
1911 – The first use of aircraft in war was on the 23rd October 1911, when an Italian pilot took off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War.
1917 – Lenin called for the October Revolution on the 23rd October 1917.
1929 – The 1st North American transcontinental air service began between New York City and Los Angeles, California on the 23rd October 1929.
1940 – Pelé the Brazilian footballer was born on the 23rd October 1940.
1942 – Anita Roddick the English businesswoman, activist and founder of The Body Shop was born on the 23rd October 1942 (died 2007).
1942 – Ralph Rainger the award-winning composer and songwriter, along with 11 other passengers and crewmen died aboard an American Airlines DC-3 on the 23rd October 1942, when struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber, near Palm Springs, California. Ralph Rainger was best known for his songs Thanks for the Memory, Love in Bloom, and Blue Hawaii.
1949 – Würzel the English singer and guitarist from Motörhead was born on the 23rd October 1949 (died 2011).
1956 ~ Dwight Yoakam the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, on the 23rd October 1956. official website : DwightYoakam.com | social media : Facebook | Twitter | instagram | videos : YouTube | video : “Fast As You” 1993 song (over 8 million views)…
1958 ~ The Smurfs appeared for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, on the 23rd October 1958, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which was featured in the weekly comic magazine Spirou. | offical website : Smurf.com | videos : YouTube | video : 60 Minutes of Smurfs – Compilation 4 – The Smurfs…
1959 ~ Weird Al Yankovic the American singer-songwriter and comedian was born Alfred Yanovic in Downey, California, on the 23rd October 1959. official website : WeirdAl.com | social media : Facebook | Twitter | instagram | videos : YouTube | video : “Eat it” 1984 song by Weird Al, no.1 in Australia…
1970 – Gary Gabelich set a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame on the 23rd October 1970, fueled with natural gas.
1985 ~ Miguel the American recording artist and songwriter was born Miguel Jontel Pimentel in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, on the 23rd October 1985. official website : OfficialMiguel.com |
Today in History for October 23rd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…