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Historical Events In December - 23

Monday, 21 September 2020

1947  On this day in history transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs  

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

1948  On this day in history 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  On this day in history last Belgian communities get electricity  

1951  On this day in history alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72  

1953  Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year on December - 23.  

1953  On this day in history lavrenti P Beria, soviet minister of internal security, executed  

1954  On this day in history 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  "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 perfs on this day in history.  

1959  On December - 23 edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78  

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

1961  On this day in history kICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting  

1962  Cuba starts returning US prisoners from the Bay of Pigs invasion on December - 23.  

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

1962  George Saiko, writer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1963  On December - 23 beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"  

1964  On this day in history india & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed  

1964  On this day in history arrigo Pedrollo, composer, dies at 86  

1966  On December - 23 britains rock TV show, "Ready Steady Go," last program  

1966  Hv Doderer, writer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1967  Brussels: NATO-Council accept "Flexible Response"-strategy on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history karen Verne, actress (Ships of Fools, Underground), dies at 49  

1968  On this day in history 82 members of US intelligence ship `Pueblo' released by North Korea  

1968  Borman, Lovell and Anders become first men to orbit Moon on this day in history.  

1968  First US case of space motion sickness on this day in history.  

1969  On December - 23 donald Foster, actor (Scaramouche), dies after long illness at 80  

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

1971  On this day in history carlo Jachino, composer, dies at 84  

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

1972  On December - 23 earthquake destroys central Managua, Nicaragua  

1972  Andrej N Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, dies at 84 on December - 23.  

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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  On this day in history birth of louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach  

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 this day in history.  

1544  Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 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 December - 23.  

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

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