On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1923

Historical Events

  • 9th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Penn State, 14-3
  • Britain's Railways are grouped into the Big Four: LNER, GWR, SR, and LMSR.
  • Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), born in Stockton, California (d. 1990)
  • Chalmers Goodlin, US test pilot (XS-1)
  • Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician (d. 1992)
  • Milt [Bags] Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history), dies of tuberculosis at 50
1923 Highlights

About January 1, 1923

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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