Thursday 23 December 1943
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
A Guy Named Joe, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Which were the important events of 23 December 1943 ?
- Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
- Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
- Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
- R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
- Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
- Japan - The Emperor's Birthday - Birthday of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan
- Roman festivals - Larentalia, a festival in honor of Larenta
- Ancient Latvia - Ziemassvetki held
- Roelof den Ambtman: Dutch actor / director (One Evening at Eva).
- Ross Edwards: Composer.
- Stephen Wallace: Director (For Love Affair, Hunger, Mail Order Bride).
- Harry Shearer in Los Angeles: California, USA; comedian/actor (Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Pure Luck).
- Derek Small: rocker (Spinal Tap).
- Peter Quaife in Devon: England; rock bassist (Kinks - "Long Tall Sally").
- Silvia Sommerlath in Heidelberg: Germany; Queen of Sweden, wife of King Carl XVI Gustaf (1973-).
- Harry Shearer: American actor and director, a satirical writer. He played a rock star in the TV segment of "This is Spinal Tap" on Saturday Night Live for two seasons, moving into a weekly KCRW show.
- Silvia : German-Swedish royalty, the daughter of an industrialist father and Spanish nobility mother. She worked as a translator at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
- Ron Allen: American baseball player
- Mikhail Gromov: Russian-French mathematician and academic
- Elizabeth Hartman: Actress (Fixer, Patch of Blue), dies at 45
- Theo[dorus J] Thijssen: Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64.
- 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, New York
- Gen Montgomery told he is appointed Commandant for D-day
- First telecast of a complete opera (Hansel and Gretel), Schenectady, New York.
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