What Happened on July 23, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • German troops conquer Rostow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler's Directive number 45: order to occupy Stalingrad

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • World War II: Operation Edelweiss (a German plan to gain control over the Caucasus) begins.

Famous Birthdays

  • John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
  • Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
  • Myra Hindley, English murderer (d. 2002)
  • Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  • Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32