1923 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 242

  • May 26 Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
  • May 28 Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere
  • May 28 US unemployment has nearly ended
  • May 31 China & USSR exchange diplomats
  • May 31 The South African Indian Congress (SAIC) forms in Durban, South Africa, with Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri as President.

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Jun 6 Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison

  • Jun 9 Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans
  • Jun 9 Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown

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Jun 12 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Jun 15 Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post & railroad strike
  • Jun 16 Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
  • Jun 19 Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts
  • Jun 21 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud
  • Jun 24 Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied
  • Jun 27 Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
  • Jun 28 Queen Wilhelmina & Prince Henry of the Netherlands state visit to London
  • Jun 30 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica
  • Jul 1 1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass)
  • Jul 3 Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London
  • 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 University of Delaware invents "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne)

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Jul 8 Warren G. Harding becomes 1st sitting US President to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla)

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 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 13 American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first recognised dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 3 VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Aug 5 1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan)
  • Aug 6 Gustav Stresemann is named chancellor and foreign minister during riots and strikes in Germany
  • Aug 11 Dutch Premier de Geer resigns
  • Aug 12 Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances
  • Aug 12 Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward
  • Aug 13 Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of German coalition government

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Aug 13 Turkish National Congress selects Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Pasja as President

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • Aug 13 US Steel Corp initiates 8-hour work day
  • Aug 15 Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State
  • Aug 15 Mexico & US reaches accord over oil concession of 1917
  • Aug 20 London dock strike ends

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 22 Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

  • Aug 23 Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
  • Aug 24 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)
  • Aug 31 League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German)

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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 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 Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • Sep 6 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates her silver jubilee
  • Sep 7 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • 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 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
  • Sep 14 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
  • Sep 15 Governor Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of Ku Klux Klan terror
  • 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
  • Sep 28 Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations
  • Sep 28 Radio Times 1st published
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble
  • 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 11 German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $
  • Oct 13 Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital
  • Oct 16 John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
  • Oct 17 Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens
  • Oct 19 Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Völkischer Beobachter
  • Oct 21 1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich
  • Oct 24 General 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)

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 301

  • Apr 25 Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer
  • Apr 25 Melissa Hayden, ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 26 Oliver Millar, Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
  • Apr 29 Irvin Kershner, director (Never Say Never Again), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 30 George Byatt, playwright
  • May 1 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • May 3 Ralph M Hall, (Rep-D-TX, 1981- )
  • May 5 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
  • May 6 Guiseppe Martelli, physicist
  • May 7 Anne Baxter, Mich City Ind, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel)
  • May 7 Pete V Domenici, (Sen-R-NM, 1973- )
  • May 10 John Dugdal, Lord-Lt (Salop)
  • May 10 Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Joan Moriarty, Brigadier matron-in-chief/dir (Army Nursing Services)
  • May 11 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, born in Hull, England (d. 1995)
  • May 12 Ewart G Abner, record company executive
  • May 12 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • May 12 Lord Laing, English biscuit manufacturer/pilot/multi-millionaire
  • May 14 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], American photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician
  • May 15 Richard Avedon, American photographer (1957 ASMP award)
  • May 16 Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • May 17 Michael Beetham, Marshal (RAF)
  • May 17 Miles Wingate, deputy master (Trinity House)
  • May 20 Hugh Beach, British General
  • May 20 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), born in San Fernando (d. 1996)
  • May 21 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
  • May 24 Paul Bramley, oral surgeon
  • May 25 John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
  • May 26 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of the National Farmers Organization (1955-79), born in Whitesville, Missouri (d. 1988)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 27 Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State (1973-77) and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • May 27 Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
  • May 27 Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
  • May 27 Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Graz Austria, Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • May 28 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
  • May 29 Earl of Morley, Lord Lt (Devon)
  • May 29 Richard Worsley, quarter master General
  • May 31 Rainier III, Monaco, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005)
  • Jun 2 Lloyd Shapley, Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize Game Theory), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Jun 3 Michael Jaffe, director (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge England)
  • Jun 3 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Jun 4 John Lea, British vice-admiral
  • Jun 4 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 6 V. C. Andrews, American author (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion
  • Jun 7 Jules Deschênes, Canadian jurist (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Alice Coleman, geographer (UK Land Use Survey)
  • Jun 8 Jean Maxwell-Scott, Lady-in-Waiting (Prin Alice Duchess Gloucester)
  • Jun 8 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 10 Robert Maxwell, [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
  • Jun 11 Gerard Vaughn, MP (Conservative)
  • Jun 12 Marta Pan, Hungarian/French sculptor (Great spiral)
  • Jun 18 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violist/concert master
  • Jun 20 Marcus Bakker, Dutch politician (CPN)
  • Jun 24 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • Jun 25 Dorothy Gilman, mystery writer
  • Jun 25 Samuel Lewis Francis, painter
  • Jun 25 Tony Parker, oral historian
  • Jun 25 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Jun 26 David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer)
  • Jun 26 Barbara Graham, American murderer (d. 1955)
  • Jun 29 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)
  • Jul 2 Wislawa Szymborska, Prowent, Polish poet referred to as the 'Mozart of Poetry' (Nobel 1996), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Baroness Ryder, of Warsaw & Cavendish, worked for sick & disabled
  • Jul 3 Emmanuel Bankole Timothy, journalist
  • Jul 3 William Mills, painter
  • Jul 4 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Jul 6 Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general/pres (1989-90), born in Karow, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Richard Lumley, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 10 Earl Hamner Jr, creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", born in Schuyler, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Jul 10 Jean Kerr, novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 10 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (d. 1987)
  • Jul 10 John Bradley, United States Navy corpsman, one of six who raised flag on top of Mt. Suribachi(see Iwo Jima) (d. 1994)
  • Jul 12 James E[dwin] Gunn, American sci-fi author (The Listeners, Station in Space, Immortal), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 14 Frances Lear, Larchmont NY, Woman's magazine publisher (Lears)
  • Jul 16 Reginald Prentice, British government minister
  • Jul 16 Chris Argyris, American educator
  • Jul 17 John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jul 19 William A. Rusher, American columnist
  • Jul 20 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 22 Bob [Robert] Dole, American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas
  • Jul 23 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (d. 1958)
  • Jul 25 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
  • Jul 26 Peter Carey, permanent secretary (DTI)
  • Jul 26 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jul 27 Masutatsu Oyama, Japanese Kyokushin founder (d. 1994)
  • Jul 28 Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
  • Jul 28 Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state
  • Jul 28 Michio Watanabe, politician
  • Jul 30 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist/leader of PKI (1951-65)
  • Jul 30 John Richard Brinsley Norton, landowner
  • Jul 31 Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish-American businessman and co-founder of Atlantic Records, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2006)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister (Labor), President (2007-14) and Nobel Peace Prize (1994), born in Wiszniewo, Poland (d. 2016)

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Aug 3 Anne Klein, fashion designer (Anne Klein II)
  • Aug 3 Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet
  • Aug 3 Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of the Coptic Christianity, (d. 2012)
  • Aug 4 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • Aug 4 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer, born in Jaipur, India
  • Aug 5 Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972)

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History