On This Day In History, 23 June


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World Events Today

  • The International Olympic Committee, the IOC, the non-governmental sports organisation responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games, was formed today in 1894
  • The Antarctic Treaty, which ensures the continent is used for scientific investigation and not military activity, became effective today in 1961
  • John Gotti, “The Teflon Don”, the mafia boss who always evaded justice, was eventually sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, today in 1992

Entertainment Events Today

  • During a performance in Vancouver, the rock star Alice Cooper fell off stage today in 1975, he broke 6 ribs and suffered concussion
  • The superhero movie Batman, starring Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker, went on general release in the United States today in 1989
  • The Nintendo 64 game console was released in Japan today in 1996, the initial shipment of 300,000 units sold out on the first day

Family Events Today

  • Alan Turing, OBE, highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, whose work was mostly covered by the Official Secrets Act, was born today in 1912 in London
  • The French footballer Zinedine Zidane, one of the greatest players of all time, who is also turning out to be a great manager, was born today in 1972 in Marseille
  • The Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy, who rose to fame when her first album Rockferry was released in 2008, was born today in 1984 in Gwynedd

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Pink Day

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