What Happened on August 23, 1939

Historical Events

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

Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree to the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact and secretly divide Poland between themselves, setting the stage for World War II

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Wardle, British Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle
  • Ronnie A. Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles, born in Curaçao
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

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

About August 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo