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 This day in History - December 23
368 Historic Events for December 23
1949

Luther Grosvenor, rocker (Spooky Tooth)

Birth
1949

Wally Edwards, cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974)

Birth
1950

Vincenzo Tommasini, composer, dies at 72

Death
1951

Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66

Death
1951

Alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72

Death
1951

Last Belgian communities get electricity

Event
1951

1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleve Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game

Event
1951

Johnny Contardo, singer (Sha Na Na)

Birth
1952

Hans Abrahamsen, composer

Birth
1953

John Callahan, Brooklyn NY, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest)

Birth
1953

Lavrenti P Beria, soviet minister of internal security, executed

Death
1953

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

Event
1953

Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)

Birth
1954

Brian Teacher, San Diego Cal, tennis star

Birth
1955

Dave Murray, English pop guitarist (Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast)

Birth
1956

Michele Alboretto, formula-1 racer (Ferrari)

Birth
1957

Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout and Bobby Simpson v S Africa

Event
1958

Joan Severance, Houston Tx, actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil)

Birth
1958

Denise McConnell, Weisbaden Germany, playmate (March, 1979)

Birth
1958

Dave Murray, English pop guitarist (Iron Maiden-Powerslave)

Birth
1958

"Party with Comden and Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 perfs

Event
1958

Abdallah Ibrahim forms govt of Morocco

Event
1959

Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78

Death
1959

Lord Irwin, ambassador to US (1940-46), dies at 78

Death
1959

Lester Lonergan Jr, actor (Growing Paynes), dies at 65

Death