23 October It Happened Today
1642 English Civil War battle of Edgehill.
1915 Death of English cricketer W G Grace.
1925 Birth of American chat show host Johnny Carson.
1950 Death of Al Jolson.
1952 Ukrainian born microbiologist Selman Waksman awarded Nobel prize for Medicine.
1987 British jockey Lester Piggott jailed for three years for tax evasion.