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 This day in History - August 23
405 Historic Events for August 23
1943

Red army recaptures Charkow

Event
1943

Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88

Death
1944

Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63

Death
1944

Allied troops capture Marseilles France

Event
1944

Lena Tabori, Stockholm Sweden, model/daughter of Viveca Lindfors

Birth
1944

Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92)

Birth
1944

94.5øF (34.7øC) in De Bilt Netherlands and 101.5øF (38.6øC) in Warnsvelt

Event
1944

General George Leclercs troops advance towards Paris

Event
1944

General Montgomery consults with Generals Bradley/Eisenhower

Event
1944

King Michael of Romania ordered his forces to cease fire against Allies and dismissed the pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu

Event
1944

Romania liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)

Event
1944

Sammellager Drancy freed

Event
1944

US 20th Army corp enter Fontainebleau/Melun de Seine

Event
1944

US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed

Event
1946

13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)

Event
1947

Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy)

Birth
1947

Pres Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert

Event
1947

Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)

Birth
1947

Rex Allen Jr, Chicago, country singer (Nashville on the Road)

Birth
1947

Terje Rypdal, composer

Birth
1948

World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries

Event
1948

Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist/singer (Doe Maar)

Birth
1948

Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter

Birth
1948

Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine

Event
1949

Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)

Birth