1707 – Parliament of Great Britain met for the first time on the 23rd October 1707.
1940 – Pelé the Brazilian footballer was born on the 23rd October 1940.
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.
1956 – Dwight Yoakam the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor was born on the 23rd October 1956.
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.
1959 – “Weird Al” Yankovic the American singer-songwriter and comedian was born on the 23rd October 1959.
1985 ~ Miguel the American recording artist and songwriter was born Miguel Jontel Pimentel on the 23rd October 1985.
Today in History for October 23rd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…