What Happened in March 1923

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Allies occupy Ruhrgebied: killing railroad striker
  • Mar 3 Time magazine publishes 1st issue featuring Joseph G. Cannon (Speaker of US House of Representatives)
  • Mar 3 US Senate rejects membership of the International Court of Justice, The Hague

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Mar 4 Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Soviet bureaucracy)

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Mar 5 Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws
  • Mar 6 Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms
  • Mar 9 Amsterdam taxi strike ended
  • Mar 9 Elmer Rice's "Adding Machine" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 9 NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in 2
  • Mar 13 Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (NYC)
  • Mar 14 Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicia in Poland
  • Mar 14 German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP (Nazi party)

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Mar 14 US President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st president to pay taxes

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Mar 15 Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke
  • Mar 16 Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Der Unbestechliche" premieres in Vienna
  • Mar 20 Bavarian minister of interior refuses to forbid Nazi Sturm Abteilung
  • Mar 20 Belgian Senate rejects Dutch University in Ghent
  • Mar 21 US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition
  • Mar 22 The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
  • Mar 23 Frank Silver & Irving Conn release "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
  • Mar 23 82nd Grand National: Capt. Tuppy Bennett aboard Sergeant Murphy wins
  • Mar 25 British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy
  • Mar 26 Stanley Cup: Ott Senators beat Vanc Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1
  • Mar 30 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, formed at Howard U in 1920, incorporates
  • Mar 31 1st dance marathon-NYC-Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hrs
  • Mar 31 French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die
  • Mar 31 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) sweep Edm Eskimos (WCHL) in 2 games

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Bonita Granville, actress/producer (Perry Mason)
  • Mar 1 Duncan White, Ceylon, 400m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1948)
  • Mar 1 Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • Mar 2 Don Taylor, cricketer (NZ 3 Tests, Auck stands w/Sutcliffe in Wisden)
  • Mar 2 Robert H Michel, (Rep-R-IL, 1957- )
  • Mar 2 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in New York, NY
  • Mar 3 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 3 Barney Martin, American actor (d. 2005)
  • Mar 4 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 4 Piero J d'Inzeo, France, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • Mar 6 Ed McMahon, American TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 6 Erhard Karkoschka, composer
  • Mar 6 Raymond "Bill" Hoffenberg, college president (Wolfson at Oxford)
  • Mar 8 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
  • Mar 8 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • Mar 9 James Buckley, (Sen-R-NY)
  • Mar 9 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, born in Pau, French Basque country (d. 2016)
  • Mar 9 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • Mar 11 A Louise Brough Clapp, Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champ)
  • Mar 11 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • Mar 11 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
  • Mar 11 Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • Mar 11 Terry Alexander, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes), born in London, England
  • Mar 12 Hjalmar Andersen, Norway, 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater (Oly-gold-1952), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 12 Norbert Brainin, violinist
  • Mar 12 Walter M Schirra Jr, Hackensack NJ, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6, Ap 7)
  • Mar 12 Mae Young, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 13 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States (d. 1989)
  • Mar 15 George Vogel, race horse trainer
  • Mar 15 Laurence A Tisch, CEO (Loews Corp), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
  • Mar 18 Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur
  • Mar 19 Janine Dacosta, French pianist
  • Mar 19 Tige Andrews, Bkln, actor (Capt Adam Greer-Mod Squad)
  • Mar 19 Henry Morgentaler, Canadian gynecologist
  • Mar 20 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 21 Mort Lindsey, orchestra leader (Merv Griffin Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 21 Philip Abbott, actor (Arthur Ward-The FBI), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Mar 21 Shri Mataji Nirmala Srivastava, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
  • Mar 22 Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant
  • Mar 22 Cor N van Dis Jr, Dutch MP (SGP, 1971-94)
  • Mar 22 Marcel Marceau, Strasbourg France, mime (Barbarella, Silent Movie)
  • Mar 23 Arnie Weinmeister, AAFC, NFL def tackle (NY Yankees, Giants)
  • Mar 24 Edna Jo Hunter, expert on military families & prisoners of war
  • Mar 24 Murray Hamilton, Washington NC, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • Mar 25 Lee Hale, choral director (The Entertainers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Mar 25 Wim Van Est, [Locomotief/Pletmolen], Dutch cyclist
  • Mar 25 Bonnie Guitar, American singer
  • Mar 26 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Mar 26 Clifton Williams, Traskwood Arkansas, band master (Sinfonians)
  • Mar 26 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
  • Mar 26 Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
  • Mar 27 Louis Simpson, Jamaican/US poet (Good News of Death), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Shūsaku Endō, writer ("Silence"), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 27 Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orch)
  • Mar 29 Julia Montgomery Walsh, political consultant/writer
  • Mar 30 Herbert Asmodi, writer
  • Mar 30 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
  • Mar 31 Donald Argee Barksdale, Berkley Cal, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Mar 31 Lawrie Miller, NZ cricketer (opening bat in 13 Tests)

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 23 Writer Anaïs Nin (Delta of Venus) marries banker and artist Hugh Parker Guiler in Havana, Cuba

Famous Divorces

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Mar 4 Actor Rudolph Valentino (24) divorces actress Jean Acker (26) only after 6 hours of getting married

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino

Famous Deaths

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Mar 8 Johannes van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • Mar 8 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer (b. 1835)
  • Mar 22 Theophile Delcasse, French statesman, dies at 71
  • Mar 26 Sarah Bernhardt, [Henriette], actress (Queen Elizabeth), dies at 77
  • Mar 27 Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (b. 1842)