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In the ephemeris of June 23 These events stand out that occurred on a day like today in Argentina and the world:

1889. Born Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova, one of the leading Russian poets of the 20th century, is born. Her first husband was shot in 1921, accused of plotting against the Revolution, and her second husband was deported to a camp for Stalinism, where he died. Her son was sent to Siberia and suffered a ban on his work. Akhmatova’s poetry crossed the borders of the USSR and was recognized in countries such as Italy and Great Britain. Her poetic work includes Requiem, The afternoon, the white flock, Willow Y russian trianon. He passed away in 1966.

1927. Bob Fosse is born.

Bob Fosse is born in Chicago. Actor, dancer, choreographer and director, his debut behind the cameras came in 1969 with Sweet Charitybased on The nights of Cabiriaby Federico Fellini. The portrait of him from Berlin before the rise of Nazism that is Cabaret It earned him the Oscar for best director in 1972. That same year he won the Tony in theater for pippin and the Emmy for the TV special Liza with a Zwhich starred Liza Minnelli, the star of Cabaret. Thus, she obtained the Triple Crown (Oscar, Tony and Emmy), something that no one has ever achieved in the same year. His career as a film director continued with Lennybiographical film about Lenny Bruce, and All That Jazz, which won Cannes. He died in 1987.

1959. Boris Vian dies

Boris Vian dies in Paris at the age of 39. He was a novelist, playwright, journalist, translator and musician, in addition to graduating in engineering. His literary career began in 1946 with the publication of I will spit on your grave, under the pseudonym Vernon Sullivan. Under that alias he wrote three other novels. He signed several novels with his real name, the best known is the red grass. He wrote four plays and hung out with jazz musicians like Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. His song “El deserter” became a plea against militarism.

1968. The tragedy of Gate 12

The tragedy of Gate 12 occurs on the River court. The most dramatic event that has ever occurred in a stadium in the country happens at the start of a 0-0 draw between River and Boca. The xeneizes fans who advanced through Gate 12, one of the access and exit routes to the stands, pile up: there was no open exit. The human avalanche causes 71 deaths and 113 injuries. The AFA and the clubs put together a collective fund to compensate the victims and a legal case that prosecuted two River managers did not prosper. The club had to compensate the only two victims who filed a lawsuit.

1972. Zinedine Zidane is born

Zinedine Zidane was born in Marseille. The son of Algerian emigrants, he shone at Cannes and Girondins de Bordeaux before going to Juventus. He remained there until 2001. In between, he won the 1998 World Cup with his national team, as a local, and the 2000 European Championship. He arrived at Real Madrid, where he played until his retirement, and with a volley he scored the goal that He gave his team the European Cup. He announced that he was contesting the World Cup in Germany in 2006 and was retiring. He played a brilliant tournament and reached the final, which France lost to Italy on penalties. In that match he was sent off for attacking Marco Materazzi with a header to the chest. As coach of Real Madrid he won two Spanish leagues and three Champions in a row.

2016. Brexit

Brexit is triggered. The British vote in the referendum on the continuity or not of the United Kingdom in the European Union. Contrary to what was thought, the option to leave the bloc wins, with 51.9 percent of the votes. The result causes a political earthquake. Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned to stay, decides to resign. He is succeeded by Theresa May, until then Minister of the Interior, and an enthusiast for separation. The referendum was a concession by Cameron to the eurosceptics of the Conservative Party, who with their victory open an unprecedented legal debate on leaving Europe, which May’s successor, Boris Johnson, only achieved on January 31, 2020.

Furthermore, it is the International Dravet Syndrome Daythe olympic daythe International Widows Dayand the United Nations Public Service Day.

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Varun Kumar

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