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 This day in History - December 23
368 Historic Events for December 23
1914

Dezider Kardos, composer

Birth
1915

Roland Leighton, dies at 20

Death
1915

J Kern/S Greene's musical "Very Good Eddie," premieres in NYC

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1917

3 British warships come close to Holland

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1918

Jos‚ Greco, Italy, flamenco dancer (Holiday for Lovers)

Birth
1918

Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany (SPD, 1974- )

Birth
1919

Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace

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1919

1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched

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1920

King George V signs Home Rule Act

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1920

Ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament

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1921

Gerald S O'Loughlin, NYC, actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels)

Birth
1922

BBC Radio began daily newscasts

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1922

Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano

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1922

Micheline Ostermeyer, France, shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)

Birth
1922

Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant

Birth
1923

Ruth Roman, Boston Mass, actress (Sylvia-Knots Landing, Dallas)

Birth
1923

Lucas M Mangope, 1st president of Bophuthatswana (1977-94)

Birth
1923

Leonard Stern, NYC, producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart)

Birth
1923

Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster

Birth
1923

James Stockdale, admiral (Vietnam)/Ross Perot's 1992 running mate

Birth
1923

Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, TV host (Price is Right)

Birth
1923

Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000

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1923

Milt Okun, Bkln NY, orch leader (Starland Vocal Band Show)

Birth
1924

Floyd Kalber, Omaha Neb, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973)

Birth
1925

A S C Wallis, [AdŠle von Antal-Opzoomer], writer (Vorstengunst), dies

Death