On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year

Famous Birthdays

  • Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, born in Madrid, Spain
  • John Callahan, American actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tatsumi Fujinami, Japanese wrestler (WWF/NWA), born in Kunisaki, ┼îita Prefecture, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Lavrentiy Beria, Soviet politician and head of the NKVD secret service, executed after being ousted from power at 54