August 1923 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 3 VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Aug 5 1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan)
  • Aug 6 Gustav Stresemann is named chancellor and foreign minister during riots and strikes in Germany
  • Aug 11 Dutch Premier de Geer resigns
  • Aug 12 Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances
  • Aug 12 Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward
  • Aug 13 Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of German coalition government

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Aug 13 Turkish National Congress selects Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Pasja as President

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • Aug 13 US Steel Corp initiates 8-hour work day
  • Aug 15 Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State
  • Aug 15 Mexico & US reaches accord over oil concession of 1917
  • Aug 20 London dock strike ends

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 22 Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Aug 23 Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
  • Aug 24 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)
  • Aug 31 League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German)

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Aug 31 Italian troops occupy Corfu

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Aug 31 Mussolini orders the Greek Government to apologize for the deaths of an Italian general and his staff on the Greco-Albanian border

Birthdays in History


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Aug 2 Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister (Labor), President (2007-14) and Nobel Peace Prize (1994), born in Wiszniewo, Poland (d. 2016)

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Aug 3 Anne Klein, fashion designer (Anne Klein II)
  • Aug 3 Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet
  • Aug 3 Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of the Coptic Christianity, (d. 2012)
  • Aug 4 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • Aug 4 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer
  • Aug 5 Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972)
  • Aug 5 Devan Nair, President of Singapore
  • Aug 6 William B Williams, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company), born in Babylon, New York
  • Aug 6 Jess Collins, American artist (d. 2004)
  • Aug 9 Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch literary
  • Aug 10 Gillian Brown, diplomat
  • Aug 11 Stan Chambers, American television reporter
  • Aug 16 Joe Hutton, northumbrian piper/shepherd
  • Aug 16 Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian playwright
  • Aug 17 Larry Rivers, [Grossberg], American painter (Wash crossing Delaware-1953), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 17 Chaleo Yoovidhya, Phichit, Thailand, co-creator of Red Bull, (d. 2012)
  • Aug 22 Gerald Long, journalist/CEO (Reuters)
  • Aug 23 Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
  • Aug 24 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, (d. 2012)
  • Aug 29 Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist/MP (VVD)
  • Aug 30 Barbara Mary Ansell, UK founder of paediatric rheumatology (d. 2001)
  • Aug 30 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969)

Deaths in History


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Aug 2 warren harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Aug 5 Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian slavist (b. 1835)
  • Aug 7 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (H Pierson Foundation), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Jacob T Cremer, pres (Dutch Handel-Mij), dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Vilfredo Pareto, Italian sociologist and economist (b. 1845)
  • Aug 24 Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66