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Friday, October 23, 1998


It's been a great season, a historic season, one that people are going to remember forever and ever.

-- Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on the New York Yankees season


today's events

  • President Bill Clinton is scheduled to lead a roundtable discussion on women and retirement security issues in Washington.

  • Thailand observes Chulalongkorn Day, the annual commemoration of the death of King Chulalongkorn the Great, who died October 23, 1910, after a 42-year reign.

  • A black lawyer from ACLU to defend a member of the Ku Klux Klan who faces felony charges for burning cross at a Klan rally in Hillsville, Virginia.

  • International Data Group, one of world's largest technology consultants and publisher of high-tech periodicals, will sponsor the first Entertech conference in Carlsbad, California, bringing together the Silicon Valley and Hollywood executives to explore the union of technology and movies.

  • Star-studded Carousel of Hope, billed as world's largest single-event fund-raiser, will be held in Beverly Hills, California, to fight childhood diabetes.

on the horizon

  • On Saturday, October 24, the launch of NASA's Deep Space 1 aboard Boeing Delta 7326 rocket is scheduled. It is the first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program at Cape Canaveral.

  • On Sunday, October 25, Eastern Standard Time returns at 2 a.m. Americans in most states will set their clocks back one hour.

  • On Monday, October 26, groundbreaking for the Oklahoma City bombing memorial is to be concluded.

  • On Tuesday, October 27, Germany's newly elected chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will be officially sworn in.

  • On Wednesday, October 28, the trial is scheduled to begin in Independence, Virginia, for Emmett Cressell, one of two white men accused of burning alive a black man who was later beheaded in July 1997.


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  • Congressman and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning is 67.
  • Former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson is 73.
  • Writer Michael Crichton is 56.
  • Football player Doug Flutie is 36.
  • Soccer great Pele is 58.
  • Golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez is 64.
  • Football player Mike Tomczak is 36.
  • Singer Weird Al Yankovic is 39.
  • Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 42.

on this day

  • In 1864, forces led by Union Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated Confederate Gen. Stirling Price's army in Missouri.

  • In 1915, 25.000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.

  • In 1946, the U.N. General Assembly convened in New York for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing Meadow.

  • In 1956, an anti-Stalinist revolt that was subsequently crushed by Soviet troops began in Hungary.

  • In 1958, Boris Pasternak, author of "Doctor Zhivago," was named winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. However, Soviet authorities pressured Pasternak into relinquishing the award.

  • In 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.

  • In 1978, China and Japan exchanged treaty ratification documents in Tokyo, formally ending four decades of hostility.

  • In 1987, the U.S. Senate rejected the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court by a 58-42 vote.

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