On This Day: October 23rd
This is 296th day of the year and 69 days remain in the year.
25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.
The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.
A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors.
Chechen rebels seized a crowded Moscow theater, taking hundreds hostage. Russian forces stormed the building the next day.
Madame Chiang Kai-shek died at age 105.
October 23 BirthdaysPelé 1940–, Brazilian soccer (football) player.
Dwight Yoakamsinger and actor
Adlai Ewing StevensonVice President
John Heismanfootball coach
William D. Coolidgeinventor
Ang Leedirector, writer