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Historical Events In December - 23

Friday, 14 May 2021

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

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

1921  Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated on this day in history.  

1921  Gerald S O'Loughlin, NYC, actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels) on December - 23.  

1922  On December - 23 bBC Radio began daily newscasts  

1922  On this day in history ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant  

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 December - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1928  On December - 23 nBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network  

1930  Police Bureau of Criminal Alien Investigation started in New York NY on this day in history.  

1930  Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios on this day in history.  

1930  Johannes H Been, Brielle archivist, dies at 71 on December - 23.  

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 December - 23.  

1937  First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber on December - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1939  On December - 23 finnish counter offensive at Summa  

1939  On December - 23 anthony H G Fokker, Dutch airplane builder (Spider), dies at 49  

1940  John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC on December - 23.  

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

1942  Allies air attack on Den Helder on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1944  On December - 23 beginning of harsh winter  

1945  On this day in history frederick Astons "Cinderella" premieres in London  

1945  On this day in history 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 December - 23.  

1174  Louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach was born on December - 23.  

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

1537  On December - 23 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 December - 23.  

1582  On this day in history 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  On this day in history childebert, king of France (511-58), dies at about 62  

0679  Death of Dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered on December - 23.  

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

0913  Death of Conrad of Franconia on this day in history.  

0918  Conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies on this day in history.  

1116  Ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1230  On this day in history death of berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England  

1236  On this day in history philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies  

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