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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
- 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 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.
- 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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