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.