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On This Day in History - 23rd October

Birthdays

1844Robert Bridges, English Poet Laureate from 1913
1900Douglas Jardine, Former English cricket captain
1925Johnny Carson, Popular American 'chat show' host
1931Diana Dors, Actress remembered for her 'sex symbol' roles
1940Pele, Real name Edson Arantes Do Nascimento
1942Anita Roddick, English founder of 'Bodyshop'
1952Steven Tandy, Australian actor; 'The Sullivans'

Events

1915W.G Grace the legendary English cricketer died
1922Andrew Bonar Law became prime minister, holding the office for only seven months,the shortest term of office as P.M.
1939Zane Grey, the American 'western' writer, died
1941The premiere of Walt Disneys 'Dumbo'took place
1966John Surtees, the British racing driver, won the Mexican Grand Prix
1972'Access' credit cards came into use in Britain
1983Two million people marched in Western European capital cities demonstrating against the deployment of 'Cruise' and 'Pershing' missiles