On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1943

Historical Events

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

AppointmentAppointment 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, British heavy metal bassist (Spinal Tap), born in Nilford-on-Null, West Midlands
  • Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (A Patch of Blue, Beguilled), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • Harry Shearer, American actor (SNL, Simpsons, This Is Spinal Tap), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician, born in Boksitogorsk, Russia
  • Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor and director (One Evening at Eva), born in Maurik, Netherlands
  • Ross Edwards, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Silvia Sommerlath, German wife of King Carl XVI of Sweden, born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Stephen Wallace, Australian director (For Love Affair, Hunger, Mail Order Bride), born in New South Wales, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64
1943 Highlights

About December 23, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn