Historical Events in 1923 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 317 of 317

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Italian troops occupy Corfu

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Aug 31 Mussolini orders the Greek Government to apologize for the deaths of an Italian general and his staff on the Greco-Albanian border
  • Sep 1 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
  • Sep 1 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo & Yokohama, kills 142,000
  • Sep 3 Dorothys Donelly's "Poppy" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 4 A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London
  • Sep 4 NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0
  • Sep 4 Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • Sep 5 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously
  • Sep 6 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates her silver jubilee
  • Sep 7 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
  • Sep 7 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • Sep 7 Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
  • Sep 8 Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.
  • Sep 9 Albin Stenroos runs world record 20 km (1:07:11.2)
  • Sep 10 Irish Free state joins League of Nations
  • Sep 11 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks
  • Sep 11 Bernie Neis, hits the 1,000th Dodger home run
  • Sep 11 ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over NY's tallest skyscraper, Woolworth Tower
  • Sep 12 Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • Sep 13 With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 14 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 14 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
  • Sep 14 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • Sep 15 Bill Tilden wins US Lawn Tennis Open
  • Sep 15 Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of Ku Klux Klan terror
  • Sep 15 43rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)
  • Sep 17 Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London
  • Sep 19 Ernst Tollers "Hinkemann," premieres in Leipzig
  • Sep 23 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
  • Sep 24 Premiere of 1st celluloid film "Das Leben auf dem Dorfe" (Berlin)
  • Sep 26 Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
  • Sep 26 The Commonwealth Conference is held in London, where Britain recognizes the right of the Dominions to make treaties with foreign powers
  • Sep 27 Italian troops leave occupied Corfu

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 27 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 28 Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations
  • Sep 28 Radio Times 1st published
  • Sep 28 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
  • Sep 29 6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY
  • Sep 29 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
  • Sep 30 Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season
  • Oct 2 British occuping army leaves Constantinople
  • Oct 2 Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403
  • Oct 3 Germany's Stresemann resigns
  • Oct 4 Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
  • Oct 6 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
  • Oct 6 2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms
  • Oct 6 US Lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)
  • Oct 6 USSR adopts experimental calendar
  • Oct 7 Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138
  • Oct 10 Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government
  • Oct 10 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 11 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 11 German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $
  • Oct 12 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
  • Oct 13 Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 16 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
  • Oct 16 John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
  • Oct 17 Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens
  • Oct 19 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
  • Oct 19 Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Völkischer Beobachter
  • Oct 21 1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich
  • Oct 23 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
  • Oct 23 Giants defeat Balt Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day
  • Oct 24 Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship
  • Oct 25 Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
  • Oct 26 Dutch second Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
  • Oct 26 Dutch Government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
  • Oct 29 Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City
  • Oct 29 Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon
  • Oct 29 Textile strike against lower wages begins in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Oct 29 Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)
  • Oct 31 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees F begin at Marble Bar, Australia
  • Nov 1 Bruno E Lucander forms Aero E/Y (Finnair)
  • Nov 2 Bloody street fights in Aachen led to establishment of the ill-fated Rhenish Republic
  • Nov 2 Stresemann's SPD-ministers in Germany, step down
  • Nov 6 USSR adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 8 Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Muenchen (Munich)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 9 Beer Hall Putsc; Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die, Hitler flees
  • Nov 10 German ex-crown prince flees Netherlands for Germany
  • Nov 11 Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph
  • Nov 12 In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8
  • Nov 12 Dr Hjalmar Schacht is appointed special commissioner to deal with the currency problem in Germany; by November 1924 the currency will have been restored
  • Nov 14 Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna.
  • Nov 19 Béla Bartòk's "Tancsuite" premieres
  • Nov 19 The Oklahoma State Senate ousts Governor Walton for anti-Ku Klux Klan measures
  • Nov 20 Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal
  • Nov 20 Rentenmark replaces the Papiermark as the official currency of Germany at the exchange rate of one Rentenmark to One Trillion (One Billion on the long scale) Papiermark

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Nov 22 Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Nov 23 German army commander Gen Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD
  • Nov 23 Germany's Stresemann government falls to SPD
  • Nov 24 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission
  • Nov 29 The Dawes Commission, chaired by the American Banker Charles Dawes, is set up to look into the German economic situation and make recommendations that the US can accept
  • Nov 30 Dutch Catholic minority government of Wilhelm Marx forms
  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup: Queen's U beats Regina 54-0 at Toronto
  • Dec 3 First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Wash DC)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "Ten Commandments" premieres

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • Dec 4 WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)
  • Dec 6 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge
  • Dec 8 German-US friendship treaty signed
  • Dec 8 Labour/Liberals win British parliament
  • Dec 8 Salary & price freeze in Germany
  • Dec 10 Polish government of Grabski forms
  • Dec 14 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings)
  • Dec 17 Greek king George II overthrown by army/republic
  • Dec 18 International zone of Tangier set up in Morocco
  • Dec 21 Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation
  • Dec 22 Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict
  • Dec 23 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000
  • Dec 25 Imperial Theater opens at 249 W 45th St NYC
  • Dec 27 Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan" premieres in NYC

  • Dec 31 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester
  • Dec 31 BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID
  • Dec 31 H Tierney/J McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in NYC