What Happened on November 23, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 3rd & 5th Romanian army corps surrenders

World RecordPoon 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
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  • 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)