December 1923 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 3 First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Washington, D.C.)
  • Dec 4 WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Dec 6 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US 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 25 Imperial Theater opens at 249 W 45th St NYC
  • Dec 27 Unsuccessful assassination 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

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Stansfield Turner, CIA director
  • Dec 1 Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
  • Dec 2 Meshulam Riklis, husband of Pia Zadora
  • Dec 4 Charles Keating, district attorney (Los Angeles California)
  • Dec 5 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), born in Makarovskaya, Vologda Oblast (d. 1984)
  • Dec 8 Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist
  • Dec 10 Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
  • Dec 12 Bob Barker, American TV game show host (The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences), born in Darrington, Washington
  • Dec 13 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP)
  • Dec 13 Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain, painter, sculptor, and theorist (Dau al Set), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 14 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
  • Dec 14 Leonardus S van Egeraat, Dutch travel expert
  • Dec 15 Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist
  • Dec 15 Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (d. 2002)
  • Dec 15 Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman
  • Dec 16 Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)
  • Dec 17 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
  • Dec 18 Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
  • Dec 19 Luigi Innocenti, designer
  • Dec 21 Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist, born in Dibai, Bulandshahr (d. 2016) (approx. date)
  • Dec 23 Lucas M Mangope, 1st president of Bophuthatswana (1977-94)
  • Dec 24 Wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader
  • Dec 24 George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
  • Dec 30 Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • Dec 12 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
  • Dec 26 Dietrich Eckart, German Nazi politician (b. 1868)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 27 Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel