Today in History for 23rd July 2021

Historical Events

1874 – Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa
1968 – Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt
1972 – 1st Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched
1984 – KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
1989 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Troon: American Mark Calcavecchia wins his only major title in first ever 4-hole aggregate playoff with Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady
2013 – 19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand

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Famous Birthdays

1902 – Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1990)
1950 – Blair Thornton, Canadian rock guitarist (Bachman-Turner-Overdrive), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
1961 – Antoine Carr, American NBA forward and center (Utah Jazz), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1961 – Martin Gore, English rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can’t Get Enough), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
1965 – Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist and songwriter (Guns N’ Roses-Sweet Child o’ Mine), born in London, England
1986 – Nelson Philippe, French racing driver, born in Valence, France

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Famous Deaths

1844 – Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office
1955 – Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55
1988 – Jahangir Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests India; Pakistan selector), dies at 78
1994 – Henry William Collins, English artist, dies at 84
2009 – Danny McBride, American musician (Sha Na Na), dies at 63
2020 – Jean Brankart, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1955, Giro d’Italia 1958 runner-up; Belgium national track pursuit champion 1956, 58, 59), dies at 90

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