On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1933

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz scores in 3-0 win v Detroit Red Wings; his NHL record 249th career goal

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAkihito

Akihito, Emperor of Japan (1989-2019), born in Tokyo, Japan

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan