On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1923

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • First dance marathon in New York City; Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours with 6 different partners
  • French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die
  • Stanley Cup Final, Denman Arena, Vancouver, BC: Ottawa Senators (NHL) edge Edmonton Eskimos (WCHL), 1-0 for a 2-0 series sweep

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Barksdale, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1948, NBA All Star 1953), born in Oakland, CA (d. 1993)
  • Lawrie Miller, New Zealand cricket batsman (13 Tests), born in New Plymouth, Taranaki (d. 1996)