Historical Events on June 23 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 236 of 236

  • 1996 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • 1996 Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • 1997 Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts
  • 1997 In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May
  • 2000 The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
  • 2000 The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2003 Barry Bonds steals second base against the LA Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career homers and 500 steals

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • 2005 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • 2008 Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run against New York Mets, 1st pitcher since Steve Dunning in 1971

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2009 Akio Toyoda is confirmed as the new President of the Toyota Motor Corporation

President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda
President of Toyota Motor Corporation
Akio Toyoda

Film release premierFilm Premier

2011 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Actor
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Actress
Megan Fox
  • 2012 Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years
  • 2012 A coach crashes in Croatia killing 8 Czech tourists and injuring 44
  • 2012 76 monks are hospitalized in Thailand following an attack by a swarm of bees
  • 2013 9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
  • 2013 18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro
  • 2013 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • 2014 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
  • 2016 Ceasefire agreement signed between Colombian government and Farc rebels - ending more than 50 years of conflict
  • 2016 Led Zeppelin cleared of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit in a Los Angeles court
  • 2016 Brexit referendum: United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union
  • 2016 Storms and widespread flooding in West Virginia leave at least 24 dead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Amy Schumer announces her first world tour during a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer
  • 2017 Saudi Arabia and allies, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain issue list of 13 conditions to Qatar in return for lifting sanctions, including closing Al Jazeera TV
  • 2017 Landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, China kills 15 with more than 100 missing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" single organized by Simon Cowell for those affected by Grenfell tower fire reaches No. 1 in UK charts

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • 2018 Violent clashes over several days between ethnic Berom farmers and Fulani herders in Plateau state, Nigeria, kill 86

MurderAssassination Attempt

2018 Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa survives probable assassination attempt after blast at election rally in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe kills 2 and injures nearly 50

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • 2018 Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from book award by US Association for Library Service to Children, becuase of author's racist views and language
  • 2018 Explosion at a rally in Addis Ababa after speech by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kills two and injures 150
  • 2018 Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days
  • 2018 12 boys and their coach are stranded in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand by monsoon flooding, prompting an international rescue effort when they are discovered 9 days later