Year 1923 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 26 Inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race for cars starts through public roads around Le Mans, France; inaugural winners: André Lagache and René Léonard (France) for Chenard & Walcker
  • Sep 27 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs
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Sports Stars Married in 1923

  • Apr 30 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

Sports Stars Who Died in 1923

  • Jan 1 Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history; NL batting champion 1897, 98 Baltimore Orioles), dies of tuberculosis at 50
  • Apr 2 Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (Olympic gold representing France, marathon 1900), dies at 45
  • May 30 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • Jun 26 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • Oct 12 A P "Bunny" Lucas, cricketer (five Tests for England 1879-82), dies

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