On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1923

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar F. Codd, English-American computer scientist, born in Fortuneswell, Dorset, England (d. 2003)
  • Humphrey Fisher, TV producer, born in England (d. 1996)
  • Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (WI batsman two Tests 104 runs), born in Jamaica (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Adler, American composer and songwriter (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game), dies at 90