Sunday, October 23, 2016
History for October 23 - On-This-Day.com:
Johnny Carson 1925 - Television host, comedian, Pelé 1940 - Soccer player, Michael Crichton 1942 - Author, director, physician ("Jurassic Park")
Sam Raimi 1959 - Director, actor, "Weird Al" Yankovic 1959 - Singer, musician, Doug Flutie 1962 - Football player
1929 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression.
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.
1956 - Hungarian citizens began an uprising against Soviet occupation. On November 4, 1956 Soviet forces enter Hungary and eventually suppress the uprising.
1958 - Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He was forced to refuse the honor due to negative Soviet reaction. Pasternak won the award for writing "Dr. Zhivago".
1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval "quarantine" of Cuba was approved by the Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).
1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and seat Communist China.
1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair.
1998 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a breakthrough in a land-for-peace West Bank accord.