On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1923

Historical Events

Historic Event

Gustav Stresemann is named chancellor and foreign minister during riots and strikes in Germany

  • Henry Sullivan becomes 3rd person and first American to swim English Channel (27 hours 25 minutes Dover-Calais)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Parnell, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show), born in London, England
  • Jess Collins, American artist (d. 2004)
  • John "Jackie" Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • William B Williams, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company), born in Babylon, New York
1923 Highlights

About August 6, 1923

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 98 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

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