What Happened in 1923

Significant Events

  • Feb 16 Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb and finds the sarcophagus
  • 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
  • Nov 23 Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" premieres in the USA
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company starts producing inflatable tires

On April 5, 1923


World Leaders in 1923

Would You Believe?

Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)

On June 14, 1923

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 3 German politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)
  • Jan 29 President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (41) weds highly-educated woman Latife Hanim
  • Mar 23 Writer Anaïs Nin (Delta of Venus) marries banker and artist Hugh Parker Guiler in Havana, Cuba
  • Apr 26 English prince Albert Duke of York (George VI) (27) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (22) at Westminster Abbey
  • Apr 30 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

Famous Divorces

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