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Historical Events In August - 23

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

1926  Motion picture star Rudolph Valentino dies in New York at age 31 on this day in history.  

1926  40th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (46 64 97) on August - 23.  

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

1927  Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti are executed in Boston for murdering two men during a 1920 robbery. (They were posthumously exhonerated in 1977.) on August - 23.  

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

1927  Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass on August - 23.  

1929  On this day in history arabs attack Jews in Israel  

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 August - 23.  

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

1933  1st TV boxing match on this day in history.  

1933  Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62 on August - 23.  

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

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  On August - 23 soviet-German pact is signed by Molotov and Ribbentrop.  

1939  USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history john Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats  

1939  Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48 on August - 23.  

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

1940  German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1943  On August - 23 red army recaptures Charkow  

1943  Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88 on August - 23.  

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

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  On this day in history nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63  

1946  13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380) on August - 23.  

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

1947  The birth of Willy Russell, Playwright; 'Educating Rita' and Shirley Valentine' on August - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine  

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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  On this day in history birth of francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)  

1593  Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia) was born on this day in history.  

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

1724  On this day in history birth of abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)  

1727  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer was born on August - 23.  

1740  On August - 23 birth of ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0093  Death of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40) on August - 23.  

0634  Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed, dies on August - 23.  

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

1176  Death of Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164) on this day in history.  

1305  On August - 23 death of william Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded  

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

1387  On August - 23 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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