On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1923

Historical Events

  • Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
  • US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries

Famous Birthdays

  • Bonita Granville, American actress and producer (These Three, Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • James Dickey, American poet, novelist and lecturer (Deliverance, Buckdancer's Choice), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1997)
  • Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Peter Fowler, physicist
  • Red Schoendienst, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman/manager (10-time All Star), born in Germantown, Illinois (d. 2018)
1923 Highlights

About February 2, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius