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Historical Events In December - 23

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1919  1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched on December - 23.  

1920  On this day in history ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament  

1921  Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated on December - 23.  

1921  On December - 23 gerald S O'Loughlin, NYC, actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels)  

1922  BBC Radio began daily newscasts on this day in history.  

1922  On December - 23 ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant  

1923  On this day in history yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000  

1923  Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, TV host (Price is Right) on December - 23.  

1925  Sultan Ibn Saud of Nedzjed conquers Djeddah on this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history a S C Wallis, [Adele von Antal-Opzoomer], writer (Vorstengunst), dies  

1926  KEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions on this day in history.  

1928  On this day in history nBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast network  

1928  NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network on this day in history.  

1930  On December - 23 police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in New York NY  

1930  On December - 23 bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios  

1930  On December - 23 johannes H Been, Brielle archivist, dies at 71  

1933  On this day in history howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251  

1936  Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty on December - 23.  

1937  First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber on this day in history.  

1938  Margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire in filming of "Wizard of Oz" on this day in history.  

1938  Robert Herrick, US writer (Chimes), dies at 70 on December - 23.  

1939  Finnish counter offensive at Summa on December - 23.  

1939  Anthony H G Fokker, Dutch airplane builder (Spider), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history john Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC  

1941  American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese on December - 23.  

1942  On December - 23 allies air attack on Den Helder  

1943  On this day in history first telecast of a complete opera (Hansel and Gretel), Schenectady NY  

1943  1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY on this day in history.  

1943  Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1944  On December - 23 hMCS Clayoquot (Minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax  

1944  Beginning of harsh winter on December - 23.  

1945  Frederick Astons "Cinderella" premieres in London on this day in history.  

1945  Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1946  Belgian Council of State forms on December - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1173  On December - 23 birth of louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)  

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

1513  On this day in history birth of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)  

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  On December - 23 birth of pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)  

1582  On December - 23 birth of severo Bonini, composer  

1597  Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry" was born on December - 23.  

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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 December - 23 death of dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered  

0910  Death of Naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar on December - 23.  

0913  Death of Conrad of Franconia on December - 23.  

0918  Conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies on December - 23.  

1116  Ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies on December - 23.  

1230  On this day in history 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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