What Happened in October 1923

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 British occuping army leaves Constantinople
  • Oct 2 Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403
  • Oct 3 Germany's Stresemann resigns
  • Oct 4 Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
  • Oct 6 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
  • Oct 6 2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms
  • Oct 6 US Lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)
  • Oct 6 USSR adopts experimental calendar
  • Oct 7 Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138
  • Oct 10 Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government
  • Oct 10 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 11 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 11 German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $
  • Oct 12 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
  • Oct 13 Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 16 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
  • Oct 16 John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
  • Oct 17 Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens
  • Oct 19 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
  • Oct 19 Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Völkischer Beobachter
  • Oct 21 1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich
  • Oct 23 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
  • Oct 23 Giants defeat Balt Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day
  • Oct 24 Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship
  • Oct 25 Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
  • Oct 26 Dutch second Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
  • Oct 26 Dutch Government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
  • Oct 29 Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City
  • Oct 29 Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon
  • Oct 29 Textile strike against lower wages begins in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Oct 29 Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)
  • Oct 31 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees F begin at Marble Bar, Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Jack Dellal, English immovables-goedbezitter/multi-millionaire, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 3 Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (d. 2004)
  • Oct 3 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Lvov Poland, Classical conductor and composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 4 Charlton Heston, actor (10 Commandments, Ben-Hur, Planet of Apes), (d. 2008), born in Illinois (d. 2008)

  • Oct 5 Glynis Johns, Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins)
  • Oct 5 Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
  • Oct 5 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • Oct 5 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer (d. 1994)
  • Oct 5 Bill Wirtz, longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner (d. 2007)
  • Oct 6 Yaşar Kemal, Turkish writer (Memed, My Hawk), born in Hemite, Osmaniye, Ottoman Empire (d. 2015)
  • Oct 7 Irma Grese, Supervisor at Nazi concentration camps
  • Oct 7 Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes (d. 2002)
  • Oct 9 Donald Sinden, English actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba), born in St Budeaux, Plymouth, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 9 Ronald Tremain, composer
  • Oct 10 Louis Gottlieb, musician
  • Oct 10 Nicholas Parsons, English actor
  • Oct 12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 12 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager
  • Oct 13 Servaas "Faas" Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan)
  • Oct 13 Cyril Shaps, English actor (d. 2003)
  • Oct 15 Italo Calvino, Cuba, author (Winter's Night a Traveler)
  • Oct 16 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 16 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, born in Hamburg (d. 1980)
  • Oct 17 Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)
  • Oct 18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • Oct 20 Herschel Bernardi, actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front)
  • Oct 20 Joe Minogue, journalist
  • Oct 20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 22 Pete Pihos, NFL end (Phil Eagles)
  • Oct 22 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 23 Frank Sutton, Clarksville Tenn, actor (Sgt Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC)
  • Oct 23 Ned Rorem, Richmond Indiana, composer/author (Sky Music)
  • Oct 24 Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)
  • Oct 24 Reed van Delft, [Hendrika M Schwartz], actress (Golden draagkoets)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Thomson, HR hitter (Giants win the pennant)
  • Oct 25 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (d. 1990)
  • Oct 27 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 27 Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (d. 1997)
  • Oct 27 Ned Wertimer, actor (The Jeffersons), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 29 Dietrich Manicke, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 29 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, born in Vienna

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Carl Djerassi
  • Oct 31 Hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 14 "All Quiet on the Western Front" author Erich Maria Remarque (25) weds Ilse Jutta Zambona

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 16 General Francisco Franco (30) marries María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés (23) at Church of San Juan el Real in Oviedo

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 A P "Bunny" Lucas, cricketer (five Tests for England 1879-82), dies
  • Oct 14 George Elbridge Whiting, composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 14 Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 30 Andrew Bonar Law, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1922-23), dies of throat cancer at 64

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law