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Historical Events In August - 23

Sunday, 03 July 2022

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 August - 23.  

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 August - 23.  

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

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

1931  On this day in history 45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen B Whitingstall (64 61)  

1933  1st TV boxing match on August - 23.  

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 August - 23.  

1937  Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68 on August - 23.  

1938  On August - 23 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  USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact on August - 23.  

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 August - 23.  

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  Red army recaptures Charkow on August - 23.  

1943  Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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 August - 23 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  On this day in history pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's first public singing concert  

1947  The birth of Willy Russell, Playwright; 'Educating Rita' and Shirley Valentine' on this day in history.  

1947  On August - 23 pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert  

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

1948  On August - 23 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  On August - 23 birth of siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat  

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

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

1623  StanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (d. 1675) was born on August - 23.  

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

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.  

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 this day in history.  

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 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  Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle on August - 23.  

1387  On August - 23 death of king Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)  

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

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