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Historical Events In December - 23

Thursday, 25 February 2021

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

1920  Ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.  

1921  On this day in history gerald S O'Loughlin, NYC, actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels)  

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

1922  Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant on December - 23.  

1923  Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000 on this day in history.  

1923  On December - 23 bob Barker, Darrington Wash, TV host (Price is Right)  

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

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

1926  On this day in history kEX-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions  

1928  NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast network on December - 23.  

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

1930  On this day in history police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in New York NY  

1930  On this day in history bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios  

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

1933  Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251 on this day in history.  

1936  Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty on this day in history.  

1937  On December - 23 first flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.  

1938  On December - 23 margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire in filming of "Wizard of Oz"  

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

1939  On this day in history finnish counter offensive at Summa  

1939  Anthony H G Fokker, Dutch airplane builder (Spider), dies at 49 on December - 23.  

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

1941  On December - 23 american forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese  

1942  On December - 23 allies air attack on Den Helder  

1943  First telecast of a complete opera (Hansel and Gretel), Schenectady NY on December - 23.  

1943  On December - 23 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY  

1943  Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64 on December - 23.  

1944  On this day in history hMCS Clayoquot (Minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax  

1944  Beginning of harsh winter on December - 23.  

1945  On December - 23 frederick Astons "Cinderella" premieres in London  

1945  On December - 23 mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39  

1946  Belgian Council of State forms on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1173  Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1544  On this day in history birth of anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)  

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

1582  On December - 23 birth of severo Bonini, composer  

1597  On this day in history birth of martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"  

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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  On December - 23 death of naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar  

0913  Death of Conrad of Franconia on December - 23.  

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

1116  On December - 23 ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies  

1230  Death of Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England on this day in history.  

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

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