This day in history
Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2017. There are 161 days left in the year.
Birthdays: Concert pianist Leon Fleisher is 89. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is 81. Actor Ronny Cox is 79. Radio personality Don Imus is 77. Actor Larry Manetti is 74. Country singer Tony Joe White is 74. Rock singer David Essex is 70. Singer-songwriter John Hall is 69. Actress Belinda Montgomery is 67. Rock musician Blair Thornton (Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 67. Actress Edie McClurg is 66. Actress-writer Lydia Cornell is 64. Actor Woody Harrelson is 56. Rock musician Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) is 56. Actor Eriq Lasalle is 55. Rock musician Yuval Gabay is 54. Rock musician Slash is 52. Actress Charisma Carpenter is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sam Watters is 47. Country singer Alison Krauss is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Dalvin DeGrate is 46. Rock musician Chad Gracey (Live) is 46. Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans is 45. Country singer Shannon Brown is 44. Actress Kathryn Hahn is 44. Retired MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra is 44. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is 44. Actress Stephanie March is 43. Country musician David Pichette is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Michelle Williams is 37. Actor Paul Wesley is 35. Actress Krysta Rodriguez is 33. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 28. Country singer Danielle Bradbery (TV: ‘‘The Voice”) is 21.
In 1829, William Austin Burt received a patent for his typographer, a forerunner of the typewriter.
In 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.
In 1892, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was born.
In 1914, Austria-Hungary presented a list of demands to Serbia after the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; Serbia’s refusal to agree to the ultimatum led to the outbreak of World War I.
In 1945, French Marshal Henri Petain who had headed the pro-Axis Vichy (vee-shee) government during World War II, went on trial for treason. On this date in 1951, Petain died in prison.
In 1952, Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser launched a successful coup against King Farouk I.
In 1962, the first public TV transmissions over Telstar 1 took place during a special program featuring live shots beamed from the United States to Europe, and vice versa.
In 1986, Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey. (The couple divorced in 1996.)
In 1982, actor Vic Morrow and two child actors, 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le and 6-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen, were killed when a helicopter crashed on top of them during filming of a Vietnam War scene for ‘‘Twilight Zone: The Movie.’’ (Director John Landis and four associates were later acquitted of manslaughter.)
In 2011, singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from alcohol poisoning.
In 2016, A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators in the Afghan capital, killing at least 80 people; the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.