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October 23rd In Pop Culture History

4004 BC is the date when the creation of the world began, according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher.

1850 - The first National Women's Rights Convention opened in Worcester, Massachusetts.

1861 - President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases.

1915 -Over 25,000 women marched on Fifth Avenue, NYC to advocate their right to vote.

1917 - Lenin called for the October Revolution.

1935 - Mobsters Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey - The Chophouse Massacre.

1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened for the first time, in Flushing, Queens, New York City.

1958 - The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, by Peyo, was serialized in the French weekly Spirou magazine.

1961 - #1 Hit October 23, 1961 - November 5, 1961: Dion - Runaround Sue

1963 - Broadway Show - Barefoot in the Park (Play) October 23, 1963

1972 - Broadway Show - Pippin (Musical) October 23, 1972

1976 - #1 Hit October 23, 1976 - November 5, 1976: Chicago - If You Leave Me Now

October 23, 1997 - The President's plane crashed in Escape From New York, Film

1999 - #1 Hit October 23, 1999 - January 14, 2000: Santana featuring Rob Thomas - Smooth

October 23, 2001 - The Apple iPod (1st generation) was released.

2011 - Once Upon A Time premiered on ABC

October 23, 2077 (fiction) The Great War lasted about two hours after the nuclear weapons launched, Fallout, Video Game

October 23rd Celebrity Birthdays

Right! Right?

Pelé (1940)
Earth (4004 B.C)
Diana Dors (1941)
Cat Deeley (1976)
Johnny Carson (1925)
Sam Raimi (1959)
Weird Al Yankovic (1959)

Who needs rhetorical questions?


There was Grandpa Smurf, Grumpy Smurf, and hundreds of others. There were two female Smurfs, the popular blonde Smurfette and the seldom seen red-haired Sassette Smurf.

They were created by the Frenchman, Peyo, and made their first appearance in the story "Le Journal de Spirou" on 23 October 1958. They are "3 apples high" in height, and were often chased by a bad guy named Gargamel.

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