What Happened in April 1923

Historical Events

  • Apr 3 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary

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Apr 5 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company starts producing inflatable tires

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • Apr 6 The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia.
  • Apr 7 1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in NYC) by Dr K Winfield Ney
  • Apr 7 Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
  • Apr 9 Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman" premieres in Dublin
  • Apr 9 In 'Adkins vs Children's Hospital', the US Supreme Court finds that the minimum wage law for women and children, adopted by the District of Columbia, is unconstitutional

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Apr 10 Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Apr 13 US Army wins 1st college three-weapon fencing championships
  • Apr 14 Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters
  • Apr 15 1st sound on film public performance shown at Rialto Theater (NYC)
  • Apr 15 Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics
  • Apr 17 Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14
  • Apr 18 74,000 (62,281 paid) on hand for opening of Yankee Stadium
  • Apr 18 Poland annexes Central Lithuania
  • Apr 19 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:23:37.4
  • Apr 19 New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
  • Apr 23 Inauguration ceremonies take place of Gdynia as a temporary military port and fishers' shelter.
  • Apr 24 General harbor strike begins in NYC
  • Apr 28 Wembley Stadium opens-Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Bobby Jordan, NY, actor (Bowery Champs, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild)
  • Apr 2 Hugh Overton, British diplomat
  • Apr 2 Jacob "Jaap" Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)
  • Apr 2 Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (d. 2007)
  • Apr 2 Gloria Henry, American actress
  • Apr 3 Jan Sterling, American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 3 John Smith, English large landowner/financier/MP (C)
  • Apr 4 Manon H E Alving, Dutch actress (Short American)
  • Apr 4 Nancy Francy, director (Claire's Knee)
  • Apr 5 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher/economist
  • Apr 5 Michael V Gazzo, Hillside NJ, actor (Cookie, Fear City)

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Apr 5 Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnamese President (1965-75), born in Phan Rang, Vietnam (d. 2001)

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • Apr 5 Stanley Orme, Chairman (British Labour Party)
  • Apr 8 Edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)
  • Apr 8 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (Don Jose-Carmen)
  • Apr 8 George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • Apr 9 Bruno Kiefer, composer
  • Apr 9 Dann Cahn, film editor (I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • Apr 10 Floyd M Simmons, actor/decathlete (Olympic-bronze-1948, 52)
  • Apr 10 John Watkins, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 15 Tests 49-57)
  • Apr 12 Ann Miller, [Lucille Ann Collier], Cherino, Tex, dancer (On the Town)
  • Apr 12 E C Meade, British chartered accountant
  • Apr 13 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Apr 14 William Darling, journalist
  • Apr 14 Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golf player
  • Apr 15 Douglas Wass, CEO (Equity & Law Life Assurance Company)

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Apr 17 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), born in Dakota City, Iowa (d. 1991)

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Harry Reasoner
  • Apr 17 Lindsay Anderson, Bangalore India, director (Thursday's Children)
  • Apr 17 Lloyd Biggle Jr, US, sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly)
  • Apr 17 Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer
  • Apr 17 Solly Hemus, American baseball player
  • Apr 18 Beryl Platt [Baroness Platt of Writtle], British Engineer, politician and CEO (Equal Opportunities Comm)
  • Apr 18 Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions)
  • Apr 20 Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania)
  • Apr 20 Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster
  • Apr 21 Andrea Domburg, Dutch actress, (Theo d'Or Prize, Keetje Tippel)
  • Apr 21 John Mortimer, English barrister and writer
  • Apr 22 Betty Page, Kingsport Tn, playmate (Jan, 1955)/model (Dark Angel)
  • Apr 22 Hugh Lloyd, actor (Punch & Judy Man, Dunroamin' Rising)
  • Apr 22 Paula Fox, US children's books author (Poor George)
  • Apr 22 Peter Bowring, CEO (C T Bowring)
  • Apr 22 Avis Bunnage, English actress (d. 1990)
  • Apr 22 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels), (d. 2006)

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Apr 22 Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, born in Nashville, Tennessee

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • Apr 23 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • Apr 23 James Kirkup, travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)
  • Apr 23 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer
  • Apr 23 Antonino Rocca, professional wrestler
  • Apr 23 Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas
  • Apr 25 Aafje J R Bouber, [Blom], actress (Traveller Without Baggage)
  • Apr 25 Albert King, Indianola, Mississippi, American blues singer/guitarist (Bad Look Blues)
  • Apr 25 Anita Bjorak, actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People)
  • Apr 25 Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer
  • Apr 25 Melissa Hayden, ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 26 Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
  • Apr 28 Adele Mara, Dearborn Mich, actress/singer (Cool Million, Wheels)
  • Apr 28 Wolfgang Steffen, composer
  • Apr 28 William Guarnere, South American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Apr 29 Irvin Kershner, director (Never Say Never Again), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 29 Maxine Audley, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards), born in London, England
  • Apr 30 Alan Wharton, cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13)
  • Apr 30 George Byatt, playwright
  • Apr 30 Al Lewis, American actor (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 26 English prince Albert Duke of York (George VI) (27) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (22) at Westminster Abbey

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 L Martov, [Joulij O Tsederbaum], Russ revolutionary, dies at 49
  • Apr 4 John Venn, British mathematician (b. 1834)
  • Apr 5 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier (b. 1866)
  • Apr 9 Mauritius H Binger, director/producer (Living Ladder), dies
  • Apr 19 Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 25 Louis-Olivier Taillon, Quebec politician (b. 1840)