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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
1938

Roger Greenaway, composer

Birth
1938

England score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364

Event
1939

John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats

Event
1939

Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: East Europe divided between Hitler and Stalin

Event
1939

Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48

Death
1939

USSR and Germany sign a non-agression pact

Event
1939

Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office

Birth
1939

Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles

Birth
1939

Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact (Soviet Union neutral/Poland divided)

Event
1940

German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London

Event
1940

Queen Wilhelmina fires premier De Geer

Event
1940

Lee Majors, Wyandotte, actor ($6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy)

Birth
1940

Richard Sanders, Harrisburg Pa, actor (Les-WKRP, Spencer, Berrengers)

Birth
1940

Tony Bill, SD Cal, actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65)

Birth
1941

Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies

Death
1941

Gloria Ehret, LPGA golfer

Birth
1942

Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)

Birth
1942

Nancy Richey Gunther, San Ant Tx, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66)

Birth
1942

Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief

Event
1942

Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffers bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)

Event
1942

British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

Event
1942

1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal

Event
1943

Bobby Diamond, LA Calif, actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis)

Birth
1943

Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security

Birth
1943

Dale Campbell-Savours, MP (Lab)

Birth