What Happened on August 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Molotov-Ribbentrop pact: USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
  • Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles

Famous Deaths

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