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 This day in History - April 23
434 Historic Events for April 23
1915

ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA)

Event
1915

Rupert Chawner Brooke, English poet (Lithuania), dies at 27

Death
1915

Arnold Hall, CEO (Hawker Siddeley Group)

Birth
1916

Lord Dunsany's "Night at an Inn," premieres in NYC

Event
1916

Bud Wilkinson, college football coach (Oklahoma)

Birth
1917

Jacob Kistemaker, nuclear physicist (ultra centrifuge)

Birth
1918

Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea

Event
1918

Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)

Birth
1918

Battle of Zeebrugge ends

Event
1918

Anthony Craxton, British TV producer

Birth
1918

National Urban League forms

Event
1918

Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies

Death
1919

Talivaldis Kenins, composer

Birth
1919

Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season

Event
1919

Dorian Leigh, San Antonio TX, model, sister of Suzy Parker

Birth
1920

Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets, in Ankara

Event
1920

Louis Barron, composer

Birth
1920

Eric Yarrow, CEO (Clydesdale Bank)

Birth
1921

Charles Paddock runs world record 100m (10.4 secs)

Event
1921

Warren Spahn, left-handed pitcher (Boston/Milwaukee Braves)

Birth
1921

Janet Blair, Altoona Pa, actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family)

Birth
1922

Boy [Segundo JA] Ecury, Aruba, resistance fighter

Birth
1922

Diarmuid Downs, auto engineer

Birth
1923

Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer

Birth
1923

Avram Davidson, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!)

Birth