Historical Events on August 23, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal
  • Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffe planes bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • World War II: last cavalry charge in history takes place at Isbushenskij, Russia; the Italian Savoia Cavalleria charges Soviet infantry