What happened this day in history August 23, 1944

What are the important events that happened on August 23, 1944? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 23, 1944: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 23, 1944 is the 236th day of the year 1944 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 10, 1944 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $12,797.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 23, 1944 Historical Events

  • 1944
    Freckleton Air Disaster – A United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into a school in Freckleton, England killing 61 people.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille liberated.
  • 1944
    World War II King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of General Antonescu, who is arrested. Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies (see King Michael’s Coup)

Who were born on August 23, 1944?

  • 1944
    Antonia Novello, former United States Surgeon General

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