On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1923

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company starts producing inflatable tires

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest Mandel, Belgian philosopher and economist (Marxist), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Michael V Gazzo, American playwright and actor (The Godfather Part II, Fear City), born in Hillside, New Jersey (d. 1995)

Person of interestNguyen Van Thieu

Nguyen Van Thieu, South Vietnamese President (1965-75), born in Phan Rang, Vietnam (d. 2001)

President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu
President of South Vietnam
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • Stanley Orme, British Labour Party politician, born in Sale, Cheshire

Famous Deaths

  • George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier and Egyptologist who funded the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, dies at 56 after a severe mosquito bite became infected by a razor cut
1923 Highlights

About April 5, 1923

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries