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Historical Events In December - 23

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1894  Debussy's ballet "L'apr├ęs-midi d'un faune," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1894  Arthur Gilligan, cricketer (England captain in 1920's) on December - 23.  

1896  On this day in history alberto Hemsi, composer  

1897  Julien Carette, Paris France, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom) on December - 23.  

1899  On this day in history fieldmarshal Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa  

1901  Gene Sarazen, golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33) on December - 23.  

1903  On this day in history fredi [Fredericka] Carolyn Washington, actress (Black & Tan)  

1905  Arn Bjornsson, composer on December - 23.  

1906  On December - 23 ross Lee Finney, Wells Minnesota, composer (Landscapes Remembered)  

1907  On this day in history first all-steel passenger railroad coach completed, Altoona, Pa  

1907  1st all-steel passengar railroad coach completed, Altoona, Pa on December - 23.  

1907  On this day in history don McNeill, Galena Ill, host (Don McNeill TV Club)  

1908  On this day in history yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)  

1908  On December - 23 eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72  

1909  Albert becomes king of Belgium on this day in history.  

1909  Albert becomes king of Belgians on December - 23.  

1909  Barney Ross, NYC, Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934) on this day in history.  

1911  On December - 23 the opera "I Giojelli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)  

1911  On December - 23 frank Wedekind's "Oaha, die Satire der Satire," premieres in Munich  

1911  James Gregory, Bronx NYC, actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller) on December - 23.  

1911  Karl L Hoschna, composer, dies at 34 on December - 23.  

1912  On December - 23 1st "Keystone Kops" film, titled "Hoffmeyer's Legacy"  

1913  On this day in history president Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law  

1913  On this day in history hans Henkemans, composer  

1913  On this day in history james Middleton, cricketer (24 wkt of lefty pace S Af 1895-1903), dies  

1914  World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt on December - 23.  

1914  Dezider Kardos, composer on this day in history.  

1915  On December - 23 j Kern/S Greene's musical "Very Good Eddie," premieres in NYC  

1915  On this day in history roland Leighton, dies at 20  

1916  On this day in history world War I: Battle of Magdhaba  

1916  On December - 23 dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter  

1917  On this day in history 3 British warships come close to Holland  

1918  On this day in history helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany (SPD, 1974- )  

1919  On this day in history first hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1173  On this day in history birth of louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)  

1174  On this day in history birth of louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach  

1513  Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577) was born on December - 23.  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on this day in history.  

1544  Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71) was born on December - 23.  

1548  Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae) was born on this day in history.  

1582  Severo Bonini, composer was born on December - 23.  

1597  Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry" was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0558  Childebert, king of France (511-58), dies at about 62 on this day in history.  

0679  On this day in history death of dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered  

0910  On this day in history death of naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar  

0913  On December - 23 death of conrad of Franconia  

0918  On this day in history conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies  

1116  On this day in history ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies  

1230  On December - 23 death of berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England  

1236  On December - 23 philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies  

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