What Happened on November 23, 1942

Historical Events

  • 3rd & 5th Romanian army corps surrenders

Poon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey

Chinese steward Poon Lim begins 133 days adrift after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat and he is the sole survivor

  • German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
  • Japanese bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
  • Soviet 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
  • US Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Gillette, American folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Darcy Farrow";"Bed of Roses"), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Hair, Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again Sam), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
Born in 1942

About November 23, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius