23rd of December

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The December 23 is the 357th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 358th in leap years ), so eight days remain until the end of the year.

Historic anniversaries
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Politics and world events

1631: Gustav II Adolf
2005: The Darfur region on the border with Chad


1979: Cable car to the Klein Matterhorn

science and technology

1672: Rhea
1947: first transistor (replica)


1493: Schedelsche Weltchronik
1888: Van Gogh's bedroom in Arles



1572: execution of Johannes Sylvanus


  • 1933: The train accident on the Lagny - Pomponne route in France leads to 204 deaths and 120 injuries. The express train Paris – Strasbourg joins the train to Nancy at a signal.
  • 1954: A hurricane representing the climax of a series of hurricanes with wind speeds of estimated 200 km / h kills at least 70 people in northwestern Europe and leads to a severe storm surge in which the German North Sea coast barely escapes a flood catastrophe.
  • 1972: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 in Nicaragua calls for about 5,000 deaths.
  • 1972: The last survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 , which crashed on October 13, some of whom only survived through cannibalism, are rescued.
  • 1973: A Caravelle of Royal Air Maroc crashes in Morocco from. 106 people are killed.
  • 1978: A Douglas DC-9 of Alitalia crashes on landing about 6 km outside the airport of Palermo to the Mediterranean . 108 people die, 21 survivors are rescued by crews of fishing boats.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 17th century

17th and 18th centuries

Friedrich August I. (* 1750)

19th century


Joseph Smith (* 1805)
Edward Blyth (* 1810)


20th century


Helmut Schmidt (* 1918)



Carla Bruni (* 1967)


A Fine Frenzy (* 1984)

21st century


Before the 16th century

16th to 18th centuries

19th century

20th century




21st century

Holidays and memorial days

The list of commemorative and action days contains further entries .

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