On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1923

Famous Birthdays

  • Lester Trimble, American composer, music critic and educator, born in Bangor, Wisconsin (d. 1986)
  • Marmaduke Hussey, Baron Hussey of North Bradley and Chairman of the Board of Governors of BBC (1986-96), born in Surrey (d. 2006)
  • Reinier Braams, Dutch biophysicist and politician, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 2001)

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Jurassic Park, Young Winston), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2014)

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough

1923 Highlights

About August 29, 1923

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo