On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" premieres in the USA

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • German army commander General Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD
  • Germany's Gustav Stresemann's government falls to the SPD

Famous Birthdays

  • Angelo John Novarese, record company founder
  • Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (Hambletonian x 4; Little Brown Jug x 5; Messenger Stakes x 7), born in Gloversville, NY (d. 1986)
  • Daniel Brewster, American democrat (d. 2007)
  • Guy [Gaetano] Molinari, American politician (R-House of Representatives from New York, 1981-1983), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Nadia Gray [Nadia Kujnir-Herescu], Romanian actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)