October 23, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • First ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk
  • German units go through Red October-factory in Stalingrad

Birthdays in History

  • Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

Deaths in History

  • Georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies