On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • John Wengraf, Austrian actor (12 to the Moon, Pride & Passion), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1974)

Person of interestLester B. Pearson

Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel Peace Prize 1957), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • Lucius du Bignon Clay, American WWII general and military governor of West Germany, born in Marietta, Georgia (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Clement Harris, English composer, killed fighting in the Greco-Turkish war at 25
1897 Highlights

About April 23, 1897

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus