On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1923

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France beats Kitty McKane 6-2, 6-2 for her 5th straight Wimbledon singles title

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 and 1st President of Poland (1989-90), born in Kur√≥w, Poland (d. 2014)
1923 Highlights

About July 6, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer