On this day October 15-21, 2023 (week 42) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day October 15-21, 2023 (week 42)

October 15, 2023 - October 21, 2023 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela, the centenary of Disney, Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, the first rules of American Football, the first antibiotic cure for tuberculosis, the Sydney Opera House, and smog in China.

October 15, 1993: President F.W. de Klerk and ANC leader Nelson Mandela were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end apartheid in South Africa

October 16, 1923: Walt Disney signed a contract to produce a series of animated cartoons. One of the successful companies on the planet, Disney marks its centenary today

October 17, 2008: Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar became the highest run scorer in Test cricket, passing 12,000 Test runs in a match against Australia in Mohali

October 18, 1873: The first rules of American Football were formulated in New York at a meeting of delegates from Columbia, Princeton, Rutgers and Yale Universities

October 19, 1943: Streptomycin, the first antibiotic cure for tuberculosis, was isolated by Albert Schatz, a PhD student working in Selman Waksman’s laboratory at Rutgers University

October 20, 1973: Sydney Opera House, designed by Danish artist Joern Utzon, was officially opened. It is regarded as one of the great architectural works of the 20th century

October 21, 2013: Smog with record levels of harmful particulates grounded aircraft and closed schools and roadways in Harbin, China, a city of more than 10 million people

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PUBLISHED: 25/09/2023; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom
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