October 23, 1844 - Robert Bridges, English Poet Laureate from 1913

October 23, 1925 - Johnny Carson, Popular American 'chat show' host

October 23, 1931 - Diana Dors, Actress remembered for her 'sex symbol' roles

October 23, 1940 - Pele, Real name Edson Arantes Do Nascimento

October 23, 1900 - Douglas Jardine, Former English cricket captain

October 23, 1952 - Steven Tandy, Australian actor; 'The Sullivans'

October 23, 1942 - Anita Roddick, English founder of 'Bodyshop'

October 23, 1915 - W.G Grace the legendary English cricketer died

October 23, 1941 - The premiere of Walt Disneys 'Dumbo'took place

October 23, 1972 - 'Access' credit cards came into use in Britain

October 23, 1922 - Andrew Bonar Law became prime minister, holding the office for only seven months,the shortest term of office as P.M.

October 23, 1939 - Zane Grey, the American 'western' writer, died

October 23, 1983 - Two million people marched in Western European capital cities demonstrating against the deployment of 'Cruise' and 'Pershing' missiles

October 23, 1966 - John Surtees, the British racing driver, won the Mexican Grand Prix