On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1946

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Belgian Council of State forms
  • Highest ridership in NYC subway history (8.8 million passengers)
  • University of Tennessee refuses to play Duquesne University as they suggested they may use a black player in their basketball game

Famous Birthdays

  • Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • John Sullivan, English television scriptwriter, born in Balham, London (d. 2011)
  • Susan Lucci, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Tony Craig [Kulasa], American actor (That Boy Next Door), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (b. 1873)