On this day: July 23

Posted: 8:00 PM EDT Jul 22, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jul 23, 2016

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

OTD July 23 - Sally Ride dies
1 / 38
NASA

2012: Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, dies following a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Piggy bank, graduation, college savings

    iStock / kroach

    Tips for college for freshman on a budget

    With students heading back to school or campus, it might be time to start thinking about money. U.S. News & World Report put together a list of "10 Money-Smart Ways Freshman Can Prepare for College." Click through to see the tips.

On this Day

  • Jimmy Hoffa file photo

    Library of Congress

    On this day: July 30

    Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.