October 1923 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
  • 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 11 German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $
  • Oct 13 Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital
  • Oct 16 John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
  • Oct 17 Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens
  • Oct 19 Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Völkischer Beobachter
  • Oct 21 1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Jack Dellal, English immovables-goedbezitter/multi-millionaire, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 3 Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (d. 2004)
  • Oct 5 Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
  • Oct 5 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • 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 12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 15 Italo Calvino, Cuba, author (Winter's Night a Traveler)
  • Oct 18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • Oct 20 Joe Minogue, journalist
  • Oct 24 Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Thomson, HR hitter (Giants win the pennant)
  • Oct 27 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 27 Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (d. 1997)

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)

Weddings in History

  • 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

Deaths in History

  • Oct 14 Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies
  • Oct 30 Andrew Bonar Law, English PM (C), dies at 64