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 This day in History - December 23
368 Historic Events for December 23
1960

King Saudi of Saudi-Arabia takes power

Event
1960

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela

Birth
1960

De Quay's Dutch govt falls

Event
1960

William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)

Birth
1961

Train accident in Italy, 70 die

Event
1961

KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Event
1961

Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food and medical supplies

Event
1962

Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks)

Birth
1962

George Saiko, writer, dies at 70

Death
1962

Luis Alberni, actor (Topaze), dies at 76

Death
1962

Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion

Event
1962

Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game

Event
1963

Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)

Birth
1963

Carol Peterka, Little Falls MN, team handball back court (Oly-92, 96)

Birth
1963

Keiji Muto, wrestler (NWA/WWC/NJPW)

Birth
1963

Beach Boys 1st appearance on "Shindig"

Event
1963

Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die

Event
1964

Petr Klima, Chaomutov Cze, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Birth
1964

India and Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed

Event
1964

Arrigo Pedrollo, composer, dies at 86

Death
1964

Andy Gabel, Chicago Ill, short track skater (Olympics-1994)

Birth
1965

Eddie Vedder, heavy metal singer (Pearl Jam-Justine)

Birth
1965

Slash, rocker (Guns N' Roses)

Birth
1966

Robert Keith, actor (Battle Circus, Men in War), dies at 68

Death
1966

Hv Doderer, writer, dies at 70

Death