What Happened in 1923

Historical Events

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

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 3 German politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)
  • Jan 29 President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (41) weds Latife Hanim; divorce in 1925
  • Mar 23 Writer Anaïs Nin (Delta of Venus) marries banker and artist Hugh Parker Guiler in Havana, Cuba

Famous Divorces

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