August 23, 1939 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree the Molotov-Ribbentrop non-aggression pact and secretly divide Poland between themselves, setting the stage for World War II

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop

Birthdays in History

  • Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
  • Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles

Deaths in History

  • Sidney Coe Howard, American playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48