On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1878

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ© Caplet, French composer and conductor (Conte Fantastic, Le miroir de Jesus), born on a boat sailing between Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) and Honfleur (Calvados) in France (d. 1925)
  • Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WWII)
  • Holcombe Ward, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1904; President USLTA 1937-47), born in New York, NY (d. 1967)