On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
  • Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands dismisses premier De Geer

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Sanders, American actor (Les Nessman -WKRP), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Thomas A. Steitz, American Biochemist (2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ribosome discoveries), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2018)
  • Tony Bill, American actor (What Really Happened to the Class of '65), born in San Diego, California