This Day in History :: 23 October
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23 October 1984 : Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
23 October 1984 : NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine
23 October 1984 : STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad
23 October 1983 : 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
23 October 1983 : 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
23 October 1983 : Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut
23 October 1981 : US national debt hits $1 trillion
23 October 1980 : "Tintypes" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances
23 October 1980 : Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness
23 October 1979 : Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minn marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches
23 October 1978 : CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
23 October 1978 : China and Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
23 October 1977 : 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
23 October 1977 : Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered
23 October 1977 : Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties









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