On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1923

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon
  • Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City
  • Mustafa Kemal officially confirms Turkey as a republic (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), now commemorated annually as the Republic Day of Turkey
  • Textile strike against lower wages begins in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestCarl Djerassi

Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist and father of the contraceptive pill, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Carl Djerassi
  • Dietrich Manicke, composer