August 1923 in history

August 1923 events chronologically

Aug 2 As vice president, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding
Aug 23 Captain Lowell Smith and Lieutenant John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1923

Aug 2 Shimon Peres a Polish-born Israeli statesman. He was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014. Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and twice as Interim Prime Minister, and he was a member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and, except for a three-month-long hiatus in early 2006, served continuously until 2007, when he became President
Aug 3 Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria the 117th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of Mark. His episcopate lasted 40 years, four months, and 4 days from 14 November 1971 until his death on 17 March 2012
Aug 15 Rose Marie an American actress. As a child performer she had a successful singing career as Baby Rose Marie. A veteran of vaudeville, Rose Marie's career includes film, records, theater, night clubs and television. Her most famous role was television comedy writer Sally Rogers on the CBS situation comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show. She later portrayed Myrna Gibbons on The Doris Day Show and was also a frequent panelist on the game show Hollywood Squares
Aug 19 Edgar F. Codd an English computer scientist who, while working for IBM, invented the relational model for database management, the theoretical basis for relational databases. He made other valuable contributions to computer science, but the relational model, a very influential general theory of data management, remains his most mentioned achievement
Aug 20 Jim Reeves a Texan country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound. Known as "Gentleman Jim", his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died in the crash of a private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame
Aug 29 Richard Attenborough an English actor, film director, film producer, and entrepreneur. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Aug 30 Vic Seixas an American former tennis player.

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1923

Aug 2 Warren G. Harding the 29th President of the United States , a Republican from Ohio who served in the Ohio Senate and then in the United States Senate, where he played a minor role.
Aug 10 Joaquín Sorolla a Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the sunlight of his native land
Aug 16 Horace Parnell Tuttle an American astronomer, a Civil War veteran and brother of astronomer Charles Wesley Tuttle.
Aug 19 Vilfredo Pareto an Italian engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist, and philosopher. He made several important contributions to economics, particularly in the study of income distribution and in the analysis of individuals' choices. He was also responsible for popularising the use of the term "elite" in social analysis
Aug 23 Hertha Marks Ayrton an English engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor. She was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripples in sand and water
Aug 24 Katō Tomosaburō a career officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy, cabinet minister, and Prime Minister of Japan from 12 June 1922 to 24 August 1923.
Aug 24 Kate Douglas Wiggin an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878. With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labour