On this day timelines October 23rd

On this day timelines October 23rd

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On this day timelines October 23rd



1958 – The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series, appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo, which is serialized in the weekly Spirou magazine.


1936 – Philip Kaufman, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1942 – Michael Crichton, American director, author, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1945 – Kim Larsen, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gasolin’)

1949 – Würzel, English singer and guitarist (Motörhead) (d. 2011)

1954 – Ang Lee, Taiwanese-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1959 – Sam Raimi, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1959 – “Weird Al” Yankovic, American singer-songwriter, comedian, and actor

1969 – Trudi Canavan, Australian author



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