On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer

Famous Deaths

  • Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), dies of internal haemorrhaging at 48
  • Stanner E.V. Taylor, American director and screenwriter (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
  • Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Soviet composer 9composed the anthem used by Azerbaijan during the Soviet period), dies at 63