What Happened on July 6, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 36th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2)
  • Rail crash on New Zealand's main trunk line; 17 killed and 28 injured
  • The Central Executive Committee accepts the Treaty of Union, signed in Moscow in December 1922, and the Russian Empire becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), born in Siluria, Alabama (d. 1970)
  • Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general/pres (1989-90), born in Karow, (d. 2014)