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Historical Events In December - 23

Friday, 14 May 2021

1947  On December - 23 transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs  

1947  Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley in Bell Labs on this day in history.  

1948  On December - 23 former Japanese prime minister is executed along with six other top Japanese leaders for their war crimes during World War II  

1948  Hideki Tojo, Japan PM (1941-44) & 6 Japs, hanged for war crimes at 64 on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history vincenzo Tommasini, composer, dies at 72  

1951  Last Belgian communities get electricity on this day in history.  

1951  Alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1953  On December - 23 dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year  

1953  Lavrenti P Beria, soviet minister of internal security, executed on this day in history.  

1954  On December - 23 the first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  

1957  Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v S Africa on December - 23.  

1958  On this day in history "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 perfs  

1959  Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78 on December - 23.  

1960  On this day in history de Quay's Dutch govt falls  

1961  KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history cuba starts returning US prisoners from the Bay of Pigs invasion  

1962  On this day in history cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion  

1962  On this day in history george Saiko, writer, dies at 70  

1963  On this day in history beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"  

1964  India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed on this day in history.  

1964  On December - 23 arrigo Pedrollo, composer, dies at 86  

1966  Britains rock TV show, "Ready Steady Go," last program on December - 23.  

1966  On December - 23 hv Doderer, writer, dies at 70  

1967  On December - 23 brussels: NATO-Council accept "Flexible Response"-strategy  

1967  On December - 23 karen Verne, actress (Ships of Fools, Underground), dies at 49  

1968  On December - 23 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea  

1968  On this day in history borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon  

1968  On December - 23 first US case of space motion sickness  

1969  Donald Foster, actor (Scaramouche), dies after long illness at 80 on December - 23.  

1970  Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1971  Carlo Jachino, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1972  16 plane crash survivors rescued after 70 days, survived by cannibalism on December - 23.  

1972  Earthquake destroys central Managua, Nicaragua on this day in history.  

1972  Andrej N Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, dies at 84 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  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  Severo Bonini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1597  On December - 23 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  On this day in history death of conrad of Franconia  

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 this day in history.  

1230  Death of Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England on December - 23.  

1236  Philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies on this day in history.  

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