On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1923

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler and Ernst Rohm attempt to break up socialist May Day demonstrates, inviting Nazis from as far away as Nuremberg to take part in the violence

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Brian, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1951, 52; Fort Wayne Pistons), born in Zachary, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
1923 Highlights

About May 1, 1923

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus