What Happened on April 5, 1923

Historical Events

Inflatable Tires

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company starts producing inflatable tires

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)

Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923-2001)

President of South Vietnam (1965-75), born in Phan Rang, Vietnam

  • Stanley Orme, British Labour Party politician, born in Sale, Cheshire
Born in 1923

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? 100 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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