What Happened on December 23, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gen Bernard Montgomery told he is appointed commandant for D-day

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Small, rocker (Spinal Tap)
  • Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (d. 1987)
  • Harry Shearer, actor (SNL, Simpsons, Pure Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician
  • Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor/director (One Evening at Eva)
  • Ross Edwards, composer
  • Silvia Sommerlath, German wife of King Carl XVI of Sweden (1973- )
  • Stephen Wallace, director (For Love Affair, Hunger, Mail Order Bride)

Famous Deaths

  • Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64