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 This day in History - December 23
368 Historic Events for December 23
1936

Bobby Ross, NFL coach (SD Chargers)

Birth
1936

James Stacy, LA Calif, actor (Fred-Adv of Ozzie and Harriet)

Birth
1937

Karol Joseph Bobko, NYC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J)

Birth
1938

Robert Herrick, US writer (Chimes), dies at 70

Death
1938

Margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire in filming of "Wizard of Oz"

Event
1939

Anthony H G Fokker, Dutch airplane builder (Spider), dies at 49

Death
1939

Finnish counter offensive at Summa

Event
1939

Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], London, rocker (Johnny Kidd and Pirates)

Birth
1939

South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland

Event
1940

John Van Druten's "Old Acquaintance," premieres in NYC

Event
1940

Jorma Kaukonen, Wash DC, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)

Birth
1940

Eugene Record, US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)

Birth
1941

Elizabeth Hartman, Youngstown Ohio, actress (Walking Tall, Beguilled)

Birth
1941

Japan begins assault on Rangoon Burma

Event
1941

British troops overrun Benghazi Libya

Event
1941

American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese

Event
1941

Tim Hardin, Oregon, singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)

Birth
1942

Allies air attack on Den Helder

Event
1942

Jerry Koosman, pitcher (NY Mets)

Birth
1942

Friedrich Schenker, composer

Birth
1943

Ross Edwards, composer

Birth
1943

Harry Shearer, LA Calif, actor (SNL, Simpsons, Pure Luck)

Birth
1943

Peter Quaife, Devon England, rock bassist (Kinks-Long Tall Sally)

Birth
1943

Derek Small, rocker (Spinal Tap)

Birth
1943

1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel and Gretel), Schenectady, NY

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