See also People that died at the age of 23
- 01-February-1994 : In Portland, Oregon, Tonya Harding's exexhusband Jeff Gillooly pleads guilty for his role in attacking figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. He accepts a plea bargain, admitting to racketeering charges in exchange for testimony against Harding.
- 06-January-1994 : In Detroit, Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant, under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding's exexhusband.
- 30-April-1993 : Tennis star Monica Seles is stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan of rival Steffi Graf at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany.
- 11-February-1990 : James "Buster" Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson to win the Heavyweight Boxing crown.
- 29-April-1986 : Roger Clemens sets the record for the most strikeouts in a 99inning MLB game, striking out 20 batters.
- 13-May-1981 : Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter's Square in Rome to address a general audience.
- 03-April-1975 : Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title.
- 20-March-1974 : Ian Ball fails in his attempt to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace.
- 14-November-1973 : In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries a commoner, Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey (they divorce in 1992).
- 17-September-1967 : Jim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on ''The Ed Sullivan Show'', when Morrison sings the word "higher" from their #1 hit ''Light My Fire'', despite having been asked not to.