On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1923

Historical Events

  • Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist and radio host, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2008)
  • James Stockdale, American admiral (Vietnam) andRoss Perot's 1992 running mate, born in Abingdon, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Kenneth Lamb, English broadcaster, born in Croydon, England (d. 1995)
  • Leonard Stern, American producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Lucas Mangope, 1st president of Bophuthatswana (1977-94) (d. 2018)
  • Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver, born in Zárate, Argentina (d. 1954)
  • Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
1923 Highlights

About December 23, 1923

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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