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Historical Events In December - 23

Tuesday, 03 August 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 December - 23.  

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

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

1922  On this day in history bBC Radio began daily newscasts  

1922  Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant on this day in history.  

1923  On December - 23 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 December - 23.  

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

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

1930  Johannes H Been, Brielle archivist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1933  On December - 23 howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251  

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

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

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  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  On this day in history american forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese  

1942  On this day in history allies air attack on Den Helder  

1943  On December - 23 first telecast of a complete opera (Hansel and Gretel), Schenectady NY  

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

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

1944  HMCS Clayoquot (Minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax on this day in history.  

1944  Beginning of harsh winter on this day in history.  

1945  Frederick Astons "Cinderella" premieres in London on December - 23.  

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

1946  On this day in history belgian Council of State forms  

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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  Louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach was born on this day in history.  

1513  On December - 23 birth of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on December - 23.  

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 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 December - 23.  

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

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