Sunday 23 August 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nancy Richey Gunther in San Antonio and Patricia McBride.
The Talk of the Town, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Nancy Richey Gunther in San Antonio: Texas, USA; tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 1966).
- Patricia McBride: American ballerina with the longest career on record as principal dancer for 28 years with The New York City Ballet.
- Patricia Mc: Teaneck artists.
- Letta Mbulu: South African-American singer and actress.
- 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal
- Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffers bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)
- British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo
- Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY - Washington game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
- World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.
- WWII: Japanese marines land at Milne Bay.
- Prince George, Duke of Kent, brother to King George VI and King Edward VIII, dies in a flying accident over Morven in Scotland at the age of 39.
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