August 23, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

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