Historical Events in April 1923

  • Apr 3 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary

Historic Event

Apr 5 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company starts producing inflatable tires

  • Apr 6 The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia
  • Apr 7 1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in NYC) by Dr K Winfield Ney
  • Apr 7 Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
  • Apr 9 In 'Adkins vs Children's Hospital', the US Supreme Court finds that the minimum wage law for women and children, adopted by the District of Columbia, is unconstitutional
  • Apr 9 Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman" premieres in Dublin

Historic Event

Apr 10 Adolf Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin, Germany

  • Apr 13 US Army wins 1st college three-weapon fencing championships
  • Apr 14 Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters
  • Apr 15 1st sound on film public performance shown at Rialto Theater (NYC)
  • Apr 15 Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics

Boston Marathon

Apr 16 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:23:37.4 for second straight year; 3rd race victory

  • Apr 17 Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14
  • Apr 18 74,000 (62,281 paid) on hand for opening of Yankee Stadium
  • Apr 18 Poland annexes Central Lithuania
  • Apr 19 New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
  • Apr 23 Inauguration ceremonies take place at Gdynia, Poland to mark its new status as a temporary military port and fishers' shelter
  • Apr 24 General harbor strike begins in NYC
  • Apr 28 Wembley Stadium opens - Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)