On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1942

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler's Directive number 45: order for army to advance on Stalingrad

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • German troops conquer Rostow
  • World War II: Operation Edelweiss (a German plan to gain control over the Caucasus) begins.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks), born in Amsterdam
  • Madeline Bell, American singer (Black Nativity), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Myra Hindley, English murderess (murdered 5 small children with Ian Brady), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician (Lord Mayor of Brisbane 1985-91), born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  • Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
  • Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer who invented devices for radio broadcasting, dies at 72
1942 Highlights

About July 23, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo