On This Day August 23
On This Day in history on August 23:
1617- The first one-way streets were established in London
1914- Japan declared war on Germany in WWI
1919- Gasoline Alley cartoon strip premiered in the Chicago Tribune.
1968- Ringo Starr temporarily quit The Beatles. Hear him sing "Act Naturally" live HERE
1990- Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi state television with western "guests" that were actually hostages. This was in an effort to try and prevent the Gulf War.
1849- William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic and editor
1869- Edgar Lee Masters, American author
1912- Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor
1978- Kobe Bryant, American basketball player. Check out Kobe's best dunks above.