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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

1923 Highlights

About October 16, 1923

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra