On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1923

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbons on points over 15 hard fought rounds in Shelby, Montana to retain world heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Famous Birthdays

  • Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Florimond Fonteyne, Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw), dies at 67
1923 Highlights

About July 4, 1923

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer