What Happened on June 23


Historical Events

1565 – Turgut Reis [Dragut], commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta
1863 – Tullahoma campaign, Tennessee
1962 – Suvanna Phuma forms government in Laos
1982 – US pass the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
2012 – Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years
2019 – Women’s PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC: Australian Hannah Green leads wire-to-wire to win her first LPGA event by 1 stroke ahead of Park Sung-hyun

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Famous Birthdays

1887 – John Finley Williamson, American choral conductor (Westminster Choir College, 1920-58), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1964)
1943 – Vinton (Vint) Cerf, American Internet pioneer, Turing Award laureate
1945 – John Garang, Sudanese leader and politician (d. 2005)
1955 – Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
1955 – Jean Tigana, French footballer
1966 – Chantal Daucourt, Swiss mountain cyclist (world-bronze-95), born in Bienne, Switzerland

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Famous Deaths

1137 – Adalbert I, archbishop of Mainz (1111-1137), dies
1878 – George Back, English sea officer and explorer (Back River), dies at 81
1956 – Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 81
1996 – Angelo John Novarese, record company founder, dies at 72
1998 – Maureen O’Sullivan, Irish actress (Tarzan, Pride and Prejudice, Hannah and Her Sisters), dies at 87
2013 – Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83

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