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Historical Events In December - 23

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

1919  On this day in history 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched  

1920  On December - 23 ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament  

1921  On December - 23 visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.  

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  Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, TV host (Price is Right) on this day in history.  

1925  On this day in history sultan Ibn Saud of Nedzjed conquers Djeddah  

1925  On December - 23 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  NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast network on December - 23.  

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 December - 23.  

1930  On this day in history johannes H Been, Brielle archivist, dies at 71  

1933  Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251 on December - 23.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history 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 December - 23 hMCS Clayoquot (Minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax  

1944  Beginning of harsh winter on this day in history.  

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

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

1946  On December - 23 belgian Council of State forms  

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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  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  On December - 23 birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1544  On December - 23 birth of anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)  

1548  On this day in history birth of pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)  

1582  Severo Bonini, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

1236  Philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies on December - 23.  

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