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Historical Events In August - 23

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

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

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

1926  Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31 on this day in history.  

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 August - 23.  

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

1929  Arabs attack Jews in Israel on August - 23.  

1929  On August - 23 charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies  

1930  44th US Womens Tennis: Betty Nuthall beats Anna McCune Harper (61 64) on this day in history.  

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  Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62 on August - 23.  

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 August - 23.  

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  On August - 23 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  Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48 on August - 23.  

1940  On August - 23 german bombers begin night time attacks (The Blitz) on London  

1940  On this day in history german Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London  

1941  On this day in history jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies  

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

1943  Red army recaptures Charkow on this day in history.  

1943  On August - 23 johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88  

1944  On August - 23 romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day 1944-1990)  

1944  94.5°F (34.7°C) in De Bilt Netherlands & 101.5°F (38.6°C) in Warnsvelt on this day in history.  

1944  Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63 on August - 23.  

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

1947  On this day in history pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's first public singing concert  

1947  On August - 23 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  On August - 23 world Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries  

1948  Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0686  On this day in history birth of charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)  

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

1524  On August - 23 birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  On this day in history birth of fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)  

1623  On August - 23 birth of stanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675)  

1724  On August - 23 birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  On August - 23 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 this day in history aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies  

1106  Death of Magnus, Duke of Saxony on August - 23.  

1176  On this day in history death of emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)  

1305  On this day in history death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

1328  On August - 23 nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle  

1387  Death of King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370) on this day in history.  

1507  On August - 23 jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72  

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