Historical Events In April - 23
Friday, 26 February 2021
1936 Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win on this day in history.
1938 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government on April - 23.
1939 1st performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin on this day in history.
1940 On April - 23 dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)
1941 On this day in history greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
1942 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins on this day in history.
1942 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, pres of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1943 British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta on this day in history.
1945 On April - 23 in only U.S. use of guided missiles in WW II, 2 BAT missiles release at Balikiapan, Borneo
1945 On this day in history concentration camp Flossenburg liberated
1945 On April - 23 albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42
1946 Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 on April - 23.
1946 On April - 23 jesus Castillo, composer, dies at 68
1947 HMS Warspite, to many this was the Royal Navy's most famous battleship. Her survival from her launch on 26th November 1913 to her loss on this date en-route to the breakers has to be at the very least a tribute to her builders for constructing a virtually indestructable ship. She formed part of the 5th Battle Squadron during the First World War. During the Second World War 1939-1946 she took part in the 2nd Battle of Narvik, and the Battle of Calabria in 1940, the battle of Matapan in 1941. This was followed by the bombardment of Normandy where she was damaged by a mine. Previously, in 1943 she was badly damaged by a glider bomb off Salerno. And all this in addition to countless other operations throughout the War. In 1946 she was sold for breaking up on the Clyde but en-route the tow parted and she went ashore in Prussia Cove, Cornwall. She was eventually broken up where she lay on April - 23.
1948 On April - 23 kSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
1949 Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF on this day in history.
1949 Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing on this day in history.
1950 Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup on April - 23.
1950 On April - 23 the first major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
1950 On this day in history 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
1951 Battle of Kapyong, Korea starts on April - 23.
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open on April - 23.
1952 Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter on this day in history.
1952 Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history general Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA
1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits first of his 755 homers on April - 23.
1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers on April - 23.
1955 On April - 23 "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
1955 On April - 23 robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76
1956 On April - 23 project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air)
1956 On April - 23 uS Supreme court ends race segregation on buses
1957 William Orlamond, actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89 on April - 23.
1958 Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game on this day in history.
1959 On this day in history "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs