Historical Events In April - 23
Monday, 16 May 2022
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 April - 23.
1940 Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss) on this day in history.
1941 Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt on April - 23.
1942 On April - 23 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 this day in history.
1945 On April - 23 concentration camp Flossenburg liberated
1945 Albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42 on this day in history.
1946 Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history 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 On April - 23 detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup
1950 The first major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5) on this day in history.
1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5) on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history battle of Kapyong, Korea starts
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
1952 Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies on April - 23.
1953 General Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history hammerin' Hank Aaron hits first of his 755 homers
1954 On this day in history hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
1955 "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances on April - 23.
1955 On this day in history robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76
1956 On this day in history project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air)
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 April - 23 gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
1959 "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs on this day in history.