What Happened on August 23, 1944

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
  • 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, Ukrainian composer, dies at 63
1944 Highlights

About August 23, 1944

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo