Historical Events In April - 23
Friday, 03 July 2020
1936 Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win on this day in history.
1938 On April - 23 sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
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 April - 23 greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
1942 On this day in history 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins
1942 On April - 23 marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, pres of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73
1943 British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta on this day in history.
1945 In only U.S. use of guided missiles in WW II, 2 BAT missiles release at Balikiapan, Borneo on April - 23.
1945 On this day in history concentration camp Flossenburg liberated
1945 Albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42 on April - 23.
1946 Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 on April - 23.
1946 Jesus Castillo, composer, dies at 68 on April - 23.
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 this day in history.
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 April - 23.
1949 On this day in history chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
1950 On April - 23 detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup
1950 On April - 23 the first major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5) on this day in history.
1951 Battle of Kapyong, Korea starts on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
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 April - 23.
1953 On April - 23 general Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA
1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits first of his 755 homers on April - 23.
1954 On this day in history hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
1955 On this day in history "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
1955 Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76 on April - 23.
1956 Project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air) on this day in history.
1956 On April - 23 uS Supreme court ends race segregation on buses
1957 On this day in history william Orlamond, actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89
1958 On this day in history gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
1959 On this day in history "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs