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
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1923 in Film & TV

  • 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 Sport

Did You Know?

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company starts producing inflatable tires

On April 5, 1923


World Leaders in 1923

Would You Believe?

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

On July 13, 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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