On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1923

Historical Events

  • 17th Tour de France won by Henri Pelissier of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Washington Senators future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson becomes 1st to reach 3,000 career strikeout milestone (en route to 3,508) with 5 K's in 3-1 win over Cleveland Indians

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBob Dole

Bob Dole, American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas

US Senator and Presidential Candidate Bob Dole
US Senator and Presidential Candidate
Bob Dole
  • Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • Mukesh [Mathur], Indian "playback singer" for Bollywood films, born in Delhi, British India (d. 1976)
  • The Fabulous Moolah [Mary Lillian Ellison], American pro wrestler (World Champion 1956-83), born in Kershaw County, South Carolina (d. 2007)
1923 Highlights

About July 22, 1923

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer