Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - June 23rd

1976 - Patrick Vieira, French footballer

1972 - Zinedine Zidane, French footballer

1963 - Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer

1948 - Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author and professor of music education

1941 - Robert Hunter, American lyricist and poet (The Grateful Dead)

1936 - Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece

1912 - Alan Turing, English mathematician (d. 1954)

1894 - Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)

1750 - Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)

1596 - Johan Baner, Swedish soldier (d. 1641)

Died on this day - June 23rd

2002 - Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)

1992 - Eric Andolsek, American football player (b. 1966)

1893 - Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)

1770 - Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)

1615 - Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (b. 1545)

Events on this day - June 23rd

1985 - A Boeing 747 carrying Air India Flight 182 blew-up 31,000 feet (9500 m) above the Atlantic Ocean, South of Ireland, killing all 329 aboard.

1967 - Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.

1956 - Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt.

1940 - World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.

1894 - International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

1858 - Six-year-old Edgardo Mortara is seized by Papal authorities.

1760 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Landshut - Austria beats Prussia.

1683 - William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1305 - Flemish-French peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge.



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