On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1853

Famous Birthdays

  • William Gillette, American stage and silent film actor (Sherlock Holmes), and playwright (Secret Service), born in Hartford, Connecticut, (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Andries Pretorius, Boer leader (Pretoria named after him), dies at 54
1853 Highlights

About July 23, 1853

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 168 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo