Historical Events in July 1923

  • Jul 1 1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass)
  • Jul 3 Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jul 6 36th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2)
  • Jul 6 Rail crash on New Zealand's main trunk line; 17 killed and 28 injured
  • Jul 6 The Central Executive Committee accepts the Treaty of Union, signed in Moscow in December 1922, and the Russian Empire becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • Jul 7 43rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Johnston beats F Hunter (60 63 61)
  • Jul 7 Cleve Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning
  • Jul 7 University of Delaware invents "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne)
  • Jul 8 Harding becomes 1st sitting president to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla)
  • Jul 8 Walter Mittelholzer flies Junkers F-13 to Spitsbergen/Oostland
  • Jul 10 2-pound hailstones kill 23 & many cattle (Rostov, Russia)
  • Jul 10 All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy
  • Jul 11 Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
  • Jul 13 The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
  • Jul 13 American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first recognised dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 15 Italian parliament accepts new constitution
  • Jul 17 Carl Mays gave up 13 runs & 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians
  • Jul 18 British House of Lords accepts new divorce law
  • Jul 19 WRC-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • Jul 20 Yanks hit into a triple-play but beat A's 9-2
  • Jul 21 Phillies score 12 in 6th & beat Cubs 17-4

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 22 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Jul 22 17th Tour de France won by Henri Pelissier of France
  • Jul 24 Allied Powers & Turkey sign peace treaty, Lausanne
  • Jul 25 German mark devalued to 600,000 Mark=$1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Jul 29 KPD holds struggle day against fascism, in Germany
  • Jul 30 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency
  • Jul 31 Belgian Chamber discusses bilinguality at Ghent University