On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1923

Famous Birthdays

  • Devan Nair, Singaporean politician, President of Singapore (1981-85), born in Melaka (d. 2005)
  • Richard Kleindienst, American attorney general during Watergate scandal, born in Winslow, Arizona (1972)

Famous Deaths

  • Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian scholar of Slavic studies, dies at 85
1923 Highlights

About August 5, 1923

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo