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This Day In History: Oct. 23

This Day in History

1944: During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf begins in the Philippines.
1956: Hungarians revolt against the Communist dictatorship.
1980: Alexei Kosygin resigns as head of the Soviet Council of Ministers because of ill health.
1983: A suicide bomb attack at U.S. Marine headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, kills 241 American Marines and sailors, and an almost simultaneous blast nearby kills 58 members of the French peacekeeping force.
1987: The Senate rejects the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.
1998: Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sign the Wye Accords peace agreement in Washington, D.C.

Today's Birthdays

1835: Adlai Ewing Stevenson, 23d vice-president of the U.S. (Christian Co., KY; died 1914)
1869: John Heisman, football coach (Cleveland, OH; died 1936)
1906: Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel (New York, NY; died 2003)
1923: Ned Rorem, composer (Richmond, IN)
1925: Johnny Carson, TV talk-show host (Corning, IA; died 2005)
1931: Jim Bunning, baseball pitcher and congressman (Southgate, KY)
1931: Diana Dors, actress (Britain; died 1984)
1935: Chi Chi Rodriguez, golfer (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico)
1940: Pelé, soccer player (Tres Coracoes, Brazil)
1942: Michael Crichton, novelist (Chicago, IL)
1946: Melquiades Martinez, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Sagua la Grande, Cuba)
1954: Ang Lee, director (Taiwan)
1956: Dwight Yoakam, singer (Pikeville, KY)
1959: "Weird Al" Yankovic, singer/satirist (Lynwood, CA)
1962: Doug Flutie, football quarterback (Manchester, MD)

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