On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1923

Historical Events

  • Bloody street battles between Nazis, socialist & police in Vienna
  • New York state revokes its Mullan-Gage Act Prohibition law; federal Volstead Act still in place

Famous Birthdays

  • Assi Rahbani, Lebanese musical theater composer, with his lyricist brother, Mansour (Biya el-Khawatim - The Ring Seller), born in Antelias, Lebanon (d. 1986)
  • Edward "Ed" Cassidy, American musician (Spirit), born in Harvey, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Eric Sykes, British radio, stage and television comedy writer, actor and director (Goon Show; Sykes and A...), born in Oldham, Lancahsire, England (d. 2012)
  • Mrinal Sen, Bengali film director (In Search of Famine), born in Faridpur, East Bengal (d. 2018)
1923 Highlights

About May 4, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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