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Historical Events In December - 23

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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

1948  Former Japanese prime minister is executed along with six other top Japanese leaders for their war crimes during World War II on this day in history.  

1948  On December - 23 hideki Tojo, Japan PM (1941-44) & 6 Japs, hanged for war crimes at 64  

1950  On December - 23 vincenzo Tommasini, composer, dies at 72  

1951  Last Belgian communities get electricity on December - 23.  

1951  Alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72 on December - 23.  

1953  Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year on this day in history.  

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

1954  The first human kidney transplant is performed by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v S Africa  

1958  "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 perfs on December - 23.  

1959  Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1960  De Quay's Dutch govt falls on December - 23.  

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

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

1962  On December - 23 cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion  

1962  On December - 23 george Saiko, writer, dies at 70  

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

1964  India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed on December - 23.  

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

1966  On this day in history britains rock TV show, "Ready Steady Go," last program  

1966  On this day in history hv Doderer, writer, dies at 70  

1967  Brussels: NATO-Council accept "Flexible Response"-strategy on December - 23.  

1967  Karen Verne, actress (Ships of Fools, Underground), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

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

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 December - 23.  

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

1970  On December - 23 charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 84  

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 this day in history earthquake destroys central Managua, Nicaragua  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1544  Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71) was born on December - 23.  

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  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  Death of Dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered on this day in history.  

0910  On December - 23 death of naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar  

0913  On December - 23 death of conrad of Franconia  

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  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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