On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 94.5°F (34.7°C) in De Bilt Netherlands & 101.5°F (38.6°C) in Warnsvelt
  • Allied troops capture Marseille, France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British general Bernard Montgomery consults with US Generals Omar Bradley and Dwight D. Eisenhower

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley
  • General George Leclerc's troops advance towards Paris
  • Romanian Royal coup: King Michael orders forces to cease fire against Allies and dismisses pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu
  • Sammellager Drancy freed
  • US 20th Army corp enter Fontainebleau/Melun de Seine
  • US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonia Novello, 14th US Surgeon General (1990-92) 1dt woman and Hispanic holder, born in Farjardo, Puerto Rico
  • Lena Tabori, Swedish actress model and daughter of Viveca Lindfors, born in Stockholm, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63