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23/10 in History of Nigeria

Year History

1962 Richard Dick Tiger" Ihetu won the world middle weight boxing crown beating Gene Fullmer by unanimous decision at the Candlestick Park, San Francisco, USA
1963 Rashidi Yekini was born in Kaduna. He was footballer who played as a striker. He scored nearly 38 goals as a Nigerian international, and represented the nation in five major tournaments, including two World Cups, where he scored the country's first-ever goal in the competition. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year once (1993).
2005 Stella Obasanjo Nigerian first lady (b. 1945)