On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1943

Historical Events

  • Red army recaptures Charkow

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Diamond, American actor (Duncan Gillis-Dobie Gillis), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dale Campbell-Savours, British Labour Party politician
  • Nelson DeMille, American action adventure and suspense novels author (Plum Island), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • Peter Lilley, British Conservative Party politician and Secretary of state for British social security, born in Hayes, Kent, England

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
1943 Highlights

About August 23, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo