On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1923

Historical Events

  • Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestHarry Reasoner

Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), born in Dakota City, Iowa (d. 1991)

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Harry Reasoner
  • Lindsay Anderson, British director (Thursday's Children), born in Bangalore, India (d. 1994)
  • Lloyd Biggle Jr., American sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly), born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Norman Potter, English cabinetmaker, designer and writer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Solly Hemus, American baseball player, born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2017)
1923 Highlights

About April 17, 1923

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries