On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1923

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Harry Reasoner

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

  • 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 infielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals 1959–61), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2017)
1923 Highlights

About April 17, 1923

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries