On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1940

Historical Events

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
1940 Highlights

About August 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo