Historical Events In November - 23
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
1942 Steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed on November - 23.
1942 On this day in history the V-173, a full-scale model of a fighter aircraft with an almost circular wing, made its first flight at the Vought-Sikorsky plant, Stratford, Conn. A military version of this aircraft, the XF5U-1, was constructed later but never flown.
1942 On November - 23 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
1943 On November - 23 for the second straight day, British bombers attacked Berlin, recording 1,315 civilian deaths. The two-day bombing resulted in a total of over 4,000 Berliner deaths. British aircrew deaths from the attacks neared 300.
1943 On this day, 200 German soldiers surrounded the house where British agent Michael Trotobas was hiding. Trotobas shot and killed the Gestapo officer who had come to arrest him, then kept firing until he was gunned down himself on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history uS forces seized control of Tarawa &Makin from Japanese
1943 On this day in history 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
1943 Ernest Jones, cricketer ("Jonah" Gave WG's beard a close shave), dies on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history uS 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg
1945 Steve Landesberg actorwas born Barney Miller on November - 23.
1945 On November - 23 susan Anspach actresswas born Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again, Sam, The Yellow Rose, The Slap Maxwell Story
1945 Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends on November - 23.
1945 On November - 23 steve Landesberg actorwas born: Barney Miller
1946 On this day in history "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
1946 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered on this day in history.
1947 On November - 23 french govt of Schumann, forms
1948 On this day in history formation of the Australian Regiment, which becomes the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) on 10mar1949
1948 Lens to provide zoom effects patented-FG Back on November - 23.
1948 Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects on this day in history.
1948 Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1949 On November - 23 gustav Radbruch, German Min of Justice, dies
1950 On November - 23 howard Swanson's "Short Symphony," premieres
1951 On this day in history david Rappaport actorwas born L.A. Law, Peter Gunn, The Wizard, The Bride, Mysteries
1951 On this day in history david Rappaport actorwas born : L.A. Law, Peter Gunn, The Wizard, The Bride, Mysteries
1952 On November - 23 aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
1953 On November - 23 kVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1954 On this day in history for the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
1955 On November - 23 british transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
1956 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61 on this day in history.
1958 One of the last drama programs on radio debuted. It was unusual in that it followed the TV show of the same name. Have Gun Will Travel was broadcast on CBS radio and starred John Dehner as Paladin. Richard Boone played Paladin on TV on November - 23.
1958 Ronald and Nancy Reagan appeared together in the GE Theatre production of A Turkey for the President on this day in history.
1959 "Fiorello!" premiers on Broadway on this day in history.
1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances on this day in history.
1960 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched on this day in history.