On This Day In History, 23 July

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World Events Today

  • During World War II, Adolf Hitler issued Directive Number 45 today in 1942, it confirmed the Nazi German Army advance on the Caucasus and Stalingrad, two battles it would lose
  • The first live transatlantic television signal was broadcast by the Telstar 1 satellite today in 1962
  • Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson got married today in 1986 at Westminster Abbey in London, 10 years later they would be divorced

Entertainment Events Today

  • The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, of Wimbledon in London, was founded today in 1868
  • The Beatles hit single Help, from the album of the same name, was released today in 1965 in the United Kingdom
  • The American golfer Tiger Woods won the 129th Open Championship today in 2000 at the Old Course in St Andrews, his first Open win and the youngest player to win all 4 major golf titles

Family Events Today

  • Woodrow Tracy Harrelson, better known as the American actor Woody Harrelson, the bartender Woody Boyd in the NBC sitcom Cheers, was born today in 1961 in Texas
  • The English actor Daniel Radcliffe, best known for playing Harry Potter, was born today in 1989 in London
  • The English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, whose hits included Rehab and Back to Black, died of alcohol poisoning today in 2011 aged 27

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

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