Historical Events in December 1923

  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup: Queen's U beats Regina 54-0 at Toronto
  • Dec 3 First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Washington, D.C.)

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Dec 4 Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" premieres

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • Dec 4 WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Dec 6 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Dec 8 German-US friendship treaty signed
  • Dec 8 Labour/Liberals win British parliament
  • Dec 8 Salary & price freeze in Germany
  • Dec 10 Polish government of Grabski forms
  • Dec 14 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings)
  • Dec 17 Greek king George II overthrown by army/republic
  • Dec 18 International zone of Tangier set up in Morocco
  • Dec 21 Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation
  • Dec 22 Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict
  • Dec 23 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000
  • Dec 25 Imperial Theater opens at 249 W 45th St NYC

MurderAssassination Attempt

Dec 27 Unsuccessful assassination attempt on Prince Regent Hirohito of Japan

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito

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Dec 28 George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan" premieres in NYC

  • Dec 31 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester
  • Dec 31 BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID
  • Dec 31 Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in New York City