On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1923

Historical Events

  • Dorothys Donelly's "Poppy" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Hawkins, American golfer (US Masters 1958 runner-up), born in Antioch, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Herbert Binkert, German soccer striker (12 caps Saarland; FC Saarbr├╝cken), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Mort Walker, American cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois), born in El Dorado, Kansas (d. 2018)
  • Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train, Escape to Witch Mountain), born in Huntington Park, California (d. 1999)

Famous Weddings

Margaret Mead

Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (21) weds field archaeologist Luther Cressman (25)

1923 Highlights

About September 3, 1923

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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