Historical Events In November - 23
Monday, 03 August 2020
1942 On this day in history steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed
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 US forces seized control of Tarawa &Makin from Japanese on November - 23.
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 November - 23.
1944 US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg on this day in history.
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 Steve Landesberg actorwas born: Barney Miller on November - 23.
1946 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances on November - 23.
1946 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered on November - 23.
1947 On November - 23 french govt of Schumann, forms
1948 On November - 23 formation of the Australian Regiment, which becomes the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) on 10mar1949
1948 Lens to provide zoom effects patented-FG Back on this day in history.
1948 On November - 23 dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
1948 On this day in history stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
1949 Gustav Radbruch, German Min of Justice, dies on November - 23.
1950 On this day in history howard Swanson's "Short Symphony," premieres
1951 On November - 23 david Rappaport actorwas born L.A. Law, Peter Gunn, The Wizard, The Bride, Mysteries
1951 David Rappaport actorwas born : L.A. Law, Peter Gunn, The Wizard, The Bride, Mysteries on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
1953 On this day in history kVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1954 On November - 23 for the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
1955 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia on November - 23.
1956 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61 on November - 23.
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 On November - 23 ronald and Nancy Reagan appeared together in the GE Theatre production of A Turkey for the President.
1959 On this day in history "Fiorello!" premiers on Broadway
1959 On November - 23 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
1960 On this day in history tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched