Historical Events In December - 23
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1973 "The Young and the Restless" premiers on TV on December - 23.
1973 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history arthur Richardson, cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies
1975 On December - 23 congress passes Metric Conversion Act
1975 On this day in history richard S Welch, CIA station chief in Athens, shot dead
1976 On this day in history frank Forest, actor (Big Broadcast of 1937, Champagne Waltz), dies
1982 On this day in history jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet), dies of a heart attack at 62
1983 Journal Science publishes first report on nuclear winter on this day in history.
1985 On December - 23 james Vance (20) & Raymond Belknap (18), commit suicide, sparking their families to sue rock group Judas Priest for subliminal messages
1986 Voyager completes global flight, Rutan and Yeager make around-the-world flight without refueling on this day in history.
1987 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for attempted assassination of President Gerald R Ford escapes from Alderson Prison on December - 23.
1989 On December - 23 josef Alexander, composer, dies at 82
1990 On December - 23 slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia
1990 On December - 23 frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies
1991 On this day in history new York Daily News publisher Kevin Maxwell resigns
1991 Byron Q Griffith, producer/actor, dies at 73 on December - 23.
1992 On December - 23 cyril Walters, cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies
1993 On this day in history gertrude "Trudi" Duby Blom, actress, shot to death at about 92
1994 Charles Shirley, jazz arranger, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1995 David Land, impressario, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history rina Ketty, singer, dies at 85
1997 On this day in history austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist, dies at 90
2005 On December - 23 azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashed shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.
2005 Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18th attack on Adre, which left about 10 people dead on this day in history.
2005 On this day in history lech Kaczynski is sworn in as the President of Poland in Warsaw, Poland.
2005 Trial of Tali Fahima ends in a plea bargain on December - 23.
2005 On this day in history u.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announces the first in an expected series of troop drawdowns following Iraqi elections.
2007 On this day in history a general election is held in Thailand. The People's Power Party, which is associated with former Prime Minster Thaksin Shinawatra, wins a majority of seats in the parliament.
2007 A grand conjunction in which the solar system will align with the galactic center on December - 23.
2007 On December - 23 presidential election in Uzbekistan.
2012 200 civilians are killed by the Syrian governmentâ€™s warplanes in Helfaya, Syria on this day in history.
2019 On December - 23 28 people are killed and 13 others injured after a bus plunges into a ravine on a winding road in South Sumatra.December 24 - Thousands of Muslims protest the December 20 burning of four mosques in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.