On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Cinderella" the first full-length ballet by Frederick Ashton with music by Sergei Prokofiev is first presented by Sadler's Wells Ballet at Covent Garden, London

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Leslie Moonves, American television executive (CEO and Chairman of CBS), born in New York City

Famous Deaths


BattleHideki Tojo

Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during WW II (1941-44), hanged for war crimes at 64

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo