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.