Today in History for 23rd August 2019

Historical Events

1931 – Philadelphia A’s Lefty Grove, loses 1-0 (Browns) after winning 16 straight
1938 – England score 7-903 declared v Australia, Len Hutton scores 364
1948 – Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
1975 – Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
1977 – Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
1993 – Fred McGriff and David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game

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Famous Birthdays

1741 – Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer, born in Albi, France (d. 1788)
1773 – Jakob F. Fries, German philosopher, born in Barby, Germany (d. 1843)
1854 – Moritz Moszkowski, Polish-German composer, born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1925)
1960 – Helen Rees, director (Design Museum)
1974 – Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor, born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
1978 – Kobe Bryant, American basketball guard (5-time NBA champion, LA Lakers, 18-time All Star), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Famous Deaths

1723 – Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer, organist and singer, dies at 64
1878 – Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77
1982 – Stanford Moore, American biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies at 68
1986 – Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
1992 – Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), dies at 85
2007 – Robert Symonds, American actor and associate director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, dies at 80

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