23 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Emperor Otto the Great, AD 912
  • Franklin Pierce, 1804
  • Billy the Kid (Henry Bonney), 1859
  • Boris Karloff, 1887
  • Erté, 1892
  • Harpo Marx, 1893
  • Victor Jory, 1903
  • José Napoleon Duarte, 1925
  • Lew Hoad, 1934
  • Bruce Hornsby, 1955
  • Kelly Brook, 1979

Died On This Day:

  • Louis duc d'Orleans, 1407
  • King Ladislas V Hungary, 1457
  • Walter Reed, 1902
  • Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen hanged, 1910
  • Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, 1934
  • Elizabeth Queen of Belgians , 1965
  • André Malraux, 1976
  • Merle Oberon, 1979
  • Roald Dahl, 1990
  • Klaus Kinski, 1991
  • Roy Acuff, 1992
  • Louis Malle, 1995
  • Constance Cummings , 2005
  • Betty Comden, 2006
  • Larry Hagman, 2012
  • Marion Barry, 2014

Today's Events:

  • 1835 - Henry Burden of Troy, NY granted patent on a machine to manufacture 60 horseshoes a minute.
  • 1863 - Confederate forces driven out of Tennessee in Battle of Chattanooga.
  • 1889 - World's first jukebox installed at Palais Royal Hotel in San Francisco.
  • 1890 - Luxembourg separated from Netherlands on accession of Queen Wilhelmina.
  • 1903 - Enrico Caruso makes American debut at Metropolitan opera in 'Rigoletto.'
  • 1936 - Life Magazine first published.
  • 1954 - General Motors celebrates manufacture of 50 millionth car in Flint Michigan - a gold plated Chevy.
  • 1959 - Pulitzer prize winning 'Fiorello' starts 795 performance run in N.Y.
  • 1971 - People's Republic of China is given the Republic of China's seat on the UN Security Council.
  • 1980 - 3,000 dead in southern Italy when 6.9 earthquake hits.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Alexander Nevsky
  • Felicity
  • Clement I
  • Columban

Holiday:

  • Niiname-Sai (second harvest festival) in Japan

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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