On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1945

Historical Events


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII encyclical Orientals omnes, about Rutheense church

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald A. Ritchie, American Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate, born in NYC, New York
  • Georges Aperghis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Richard Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in St. Charles, Illinois
  • Ron Bushy, American rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39
1945 Highlights

About December 23, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn