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Historical Events In August - 23

Saturday, 23 January 2021

1926  On August - 23 motion picture star Rudolph Valentino dies in New York at age 31.  

1926  40th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (46 64 97) on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31  

1927  On this day in history anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti are executed in Boston for murdering two men during a 1920 robbery. (They were posthumously exhonerated in 1977.)  

1927  Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator on this day in history.  

1927  Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass on this day in history.  

1929  On August - 23 arabs attack Jews in Israel  

1929  On this day in history charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies  

1930  On August - 23 44th US Womens Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (61 64)  

1931  On August - 23 45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen B Whitingstall (64 61)  

1933  On this day in history 1st TV boxing match  

1933  On August - 23 adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62  

1936  On this day in history 17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns  

1937  On August - 23 albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68  

1938  England score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364 on this day in history.  

1939  Soviet-German pact is signed by Molotov and Ribbentrop on August - 23.  

1939  USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact on August - 23.  

1939  John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats on August - 23.  

1939  On August - 23 sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48  

1940  On this day in history german bombers begin night time attacks (The Blitz) on London  

1940  On August - 23 german Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London  

1941  Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies on August - 23.  

1942  1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal on August - 23.  

1943  On this day in history red army recaptures Charkow  

1943  On this day in history johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88  

1944  Romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day 1944-1990) on this day in history.  

1944  On August - 23 94.5°F (34.7°C) in De Bilt Netherlands & 101.5°F (38.6°C) in Warnsvelt  

1944  Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)  

1947  Pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's first public singing concert on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history the birth of Willy Russell, Playwright; 'Educating Rita' and Shirley Valentine'  

1947  Pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history world Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries  

1948  Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine on August - 23.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  On August - 23 birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

1486  Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat was born on August - 23.  

1524  Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien) was born on August - 23.  

1593  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on August - 23.  

1623  StanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1724  Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796) was born on this day in history.  

1727  On this day in history birth of friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer  

1740  Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  On this day in history death of gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)  

0634  On August - 23 aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on this day in history.  

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on August - 23.  

1305  Death of William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded on August - 23.  

1328  On this day in history nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

1387  On this day in history death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

1507  Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72 on August - 23.  

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