On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Hair, Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again Sam), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
1942 Highlights

About November 23, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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