On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1923

Historical Events

  • Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
  • John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, born in Hamburg (d. 1980)
  • Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1965)

Famous Weddings

Francisco Franco

General Francisco Franco (30) marries María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés (23) at Church of San Juan el Real in Oviedo

1923 Highlights

About October 16, 1923

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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