Historical Events In August - 23
Sunday, 01 August 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 August - 23 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 On August - 23 dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator
1927 On this day in history nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass
1929 Arabs attack Jews in Israel on this day in history.
1929 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies on August - 23.
1930 44th US Womens Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (61 64) on August - 23.
1931 45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen B Whitingstall (64 61) on August - 23.
1933 1st TV boxing match on August - 23.
1933 On this day in history 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 Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1938 On this day in history england score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364
1939 Soviet-German pact is signed by Molotov and Ribbentrop on this day in history.
1939 On this day in history uSSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact
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 August - 23 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 this day in history.
1942 On August - 23 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal
1943 Red army recaptures Charkow on this day in history.
1943 Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88 on August - 23.
1944 Romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day 1944-1990) on August - 23.
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 August - 23.
1946 On August - 23 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 On this day in history pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert
1948 World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries on August - 23.
1948 On this day in history earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine