April 1923 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 18 74,000 (62,281 paid) on hand for opening of Yankee Stadium
  • Apr 18 Poland annexes Central Lithuania
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • 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 3 John Smith, English large landowner/financier/MP (C)
  • Apr 4 Nancy Francy, director (Claire's Knee)
  • Apr 5 Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher/economist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • Apr 12 E C Meade, British chartered accountant
  • Apr 14 William Darling, journalist
  • Apr 15 Douglas Wass, CEO (Equity & Law Life Assurance Company)
  • 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 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 21 John Mortimer, English barrister and writer
  • Apr 22 Paula Fox, US children's books author (Poor George)
  • Apr 22 Peter Bowring, CEO (C T Bowring)
  • 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 Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas
  • 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 29 Irvin Kershner, director (Never Say Never Again), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 30 George Byatt, playwright

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

  • 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 25 Louis-Olivier Taillon, Quebec politician (b. 1840)