Historical Events In April - 23
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1936 Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win on this day in history.
1938 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government on April - 23.
1939 1st performance of BĂ©la Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin on April - 23.
1940 On April - 23 dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)
1941 Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt on April - 23.
1942 On this day in history 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins
1942 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, pres of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1943 British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta on April - 23.
1945 In only U.S. use of guided missiles in WW II, 2 BAT missiles release at Balikiapan, Borneo on April - 23.
1945 Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated on April - 23.
1945 On April - 23 albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42
1946 Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 on April - 23.
1946 On April - 23 jesus Castillo, composer, dies at 68
1947 On this day in history hMS Warspite, to many this was the Royal Navy's most famous battleship. Her survival from her launch on 26th November 1913 to her loss on this date en-route to the breakers has to be at the very least a tribute to her builders for constructing a virtually indestructable ship. She formed part of the 5th Battle Squadron during the First World War. During the Second World War 1939-1946 she took part in the 2nd Battle of Narvik, and the Battle of Calabria in 1940, the battle of Matapan in 1941. This was followed by the bombardment of Normandy where she was damaged by a mine. Previously, in 1943 she was badly damaged by a glider bomb off Salerno. And all this in addition to countless other operations throughout the War. In 1946 she was sold for breaking up on the Clyde but en-route the tow parted and she went ashore in Prussia Cove, Cornwall. She was eventually broken up where she lay.
1948 On this day in history kSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
1949 On this day in history courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF
1949 On April - 23 chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
1950 On this day in history detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup
1950 On this day in history the first major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
1950 On this day in history 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
1951 On April - 23 battle of Kapyong, Korea starts
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open on April - 23.
1952 Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter on this day in history.
1952 Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies on this day in history.
1953 On April - 23 general Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA
1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits first of his 755 homers on April - 23.
1954 On April - 23 hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
1955 On April - 23 "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
1955 Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1956 Project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to DCNO (Air) on April - 23.
1956 US Supreme court ends race segregation on buses on April - 23.
1957 William Orlamond, actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89 on this day in history.
1958 Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game on this day in history.
1959 "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs on April - 23.