This Day in History :: 23 August
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23 August 1978 : Kobe Bryant: NBA guard (LA Lakers)
23 August 1977 : Nicole Bobeck: Chicago, Illinois -- Figure skater (US Champ 1995)
23 August 1976 : Kate Sobrero: Soccer defender (1996 Olympics)
23 August 1976 : Linette Smith: Miss Universe - British Virgin Islands (1996)
23 August 1975 : Joe Andruzzi: NFL guard (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
23 August 1974 : Paula Gaye Montgomery: Cabot, Arkansas -- Miss America (Arkansas-3rd - 1996)
23 August 1973 : James Roe: Wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
23 August 1973 : Jason Clemett: CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
23 August 1972 : Anthony Calvillo: CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
23 August 1972 : Sheldon Benoit: CFL linebacker (BC Lions)

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23 August 1997 : Eric Gairy: Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-79)
23 August 1995 : Alfred Eisenstaedt: Photojournalist, dies at 96
23 August 1995 : Arthur Holt: Politician, dies at 81
23 August 1995 : Dwayne Rudolph Goettel: Musician, dies at 31
23 August 1995 : Hedda J Garza: Writer / political activist, dies at 66
23 August 1995 : James Pilditch: Designer, dies at 66
23 August 1995 : Johnny Carey: Soccer star, dies at 76
23 August 1995 : Vincent Gordon Lindsay White: Tycoon, dies at 72
23 August 1994 : Henri Rousselot: Admiral, dies at 82
23 August 1994 : Paolo Volponi: Italian communist / Author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70

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23 August 1998 : Minnesota LPGA Classic
23 August 1995 : Larry Hagman receives a liver transplant
23 August 1993 : Fred McGriff and David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
23 August 1993 : New York Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points
23 August 1992 : Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
23 August 1992 : Kris Tschetter wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
23 August 1990 : Armenia declares independence
23 August 1990 : East and West Germany announced that they would unite on October 3
23 August 1990 : US begins call up of 46,000 reservists to the Persian Gulf
23 August 1989 : LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)

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