On This Day

What Happened in 1923

Important Events in 1923

  • Feb 16 Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of Egyptian 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

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1923 in Film & TV

  • 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
  • Oct 16 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
  • Nov 23 Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" premieres in the USA
  • Dec 31 BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID

1923 in Music

  • Jun 14 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)

1923 in Sport

  • May 26 Inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race for cars starts through public roads around Le Mans, France; inaugural winners: André Lagache and René Léonard (France) for Chenard & Walcker
  • Sep 27 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

Did You Know?

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company starts producing inflatable tires

On April 5, 1923


World Leaders in 1923

Famous Weddings in 1923

  • 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

Famous Divorces in 1923


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