What Happened on August 23, 1940

Historical Events

  • German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London

Dutch History

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands dismisses Dutch Prime Minister Dirk Jan de Geer

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Sanders, American actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Les Nessman"), 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
  • Vicki Brown, British pop, rock session vocalist, and contemporary classical singer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1991)
Born in 1940

About August 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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