Star Map for Thursday October 23, 1947

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On 23 October 1947

Birthdate of Kazimierz Deyna, Polish footballer (d. 1989); and Greg Ridley, English bass player (d. 2003).

50th anniversary

Birthdate of John Baker, English air marshal (d. 1978).

25th anniversary

Birthdate of Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington, English politician; Coleen Gray, American actress (d. 2015); and Chris Alcaide, American actor (d. 2004).

10th anniversary

Birthdate of Johnny Carroll, American rockabilly musician (d. 1995); Carlos Lamarca, Brazilian captain (d. 1971); and Deven Verma, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2014).

5th anniversary

World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt..

All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California..

World War II: The Battle for Henderson Field begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on October 26..

Birthdate of Michael Crichton, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008); Douglas Dunn, Scottish poet, critic, and academic; Bernd Erdmann, German footballer and manager; and Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and activist, founded The Body Shop (d. 2007).

Death of Ralph Rainger, American pianist and composer (b. 1901).

4th anniversary

Birthdate of Alida Chelli, Italian actress and singer (d. 2012).

Death of Wakashima Gonshir, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (b. 1876).

3rd anniversary

World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines..

Birthdate of Mike Harding, English singer-songwriter and comedian.

Death of Charles Glover Barkla, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877); and Hana Brady, Czech holocaust victim (b. 1931).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Maggi Hambling, English sculptor and painter; Kim Larsen, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gasolin'); and Ernie Watts, American saxophonist.

1st anniversary

The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City..

Birthdate of Graeme Barker, English archaeologist and academic; Mel Martínez, American lawyer and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and Miklós Németh, Hungarian javelin thrower.

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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