What Happened on July 23

Significant Events

  • 1215 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen
  • 1829 William Austin Burt patents America's first "typographer" (typewriter)
  • 1840 Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada
  • 1944 Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin
  • 1995 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
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July 23 in Music

  • 2010 One Direction is formed during the X Factor show as Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson join together

July 23 in Sport

  • 2000 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Tiger Woods beats Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by 8 shots to win his first Open title; becomes youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles

Did You Know?

NASA's Kepler mission announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth

On July 23, 2015


Would You Believe?

American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls

On July 23, 1961

Famous Weddings

  • 1944 Actress Susan Hayward (31) weds actor Jess Barker (32) at St. Thomas Church in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash
  • 1986 Britain's Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England
  • 2006 "The Young and The Restless" actor John Enos (44) weds Disney executive Jennie Lee on the patio of Hollywood hotspot The Cabana Club
  • 2011 "Pittsburgh Steelers" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township
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