On This Day

Historical Events in February 1923

  • Feb 1 Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel

Historic Event

Feb 1 Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Benito Mussolini

Music History

Feb 1 Noël Coward's stage comedy "The Young Idea" premieres at the Savoy Theatre, London; runs for 60 performances

  • Feb 2 Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 2 US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries
  • Feb 3 The Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia founded at Pennsylvania State University.
  • Feb 5 General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar
  • Feb 5 Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy
  • Feb 8 Coal mine explosion at Dawson, New Mexico kills 120
  • Feb 8 German NSDAP Volkischer Beobachter newspaper becomes a daily
  • Feb 9 Soviet Aeroflot airlines forms
  • Feb 10 Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
  • Feb 10 Owen Davis' "Icebound" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 10 SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of the Ruhr
  • Feb 13 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance", organizes
  • Feb 16 Allies accept Latvia's occupation of Memel territory

Tutankhamun's Burial Chamber Found

Feb 16 Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb and finds the sarcophagus

  • Feb 16 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

Sports History

Feb 16 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

NHL Record

Feb 17 Ottawa left wing Cy Denneny passes Joe Malone as all-time NHL goal scoring leader; scores his 143rd career goal in Senators' 2-0 win over Montreal Canadiens

  • Feb 18 Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages

Music Premiere

Feb 19 Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony premieres

  • Feb 19 Philip Barry's "You & I" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 20 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson becomes President and owner of Boston Braves; buys the team for $300,000 with NY attorney Judge Emil Fuchs and Bostonian James McDonough
  • Feb 21 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London
  • Feb 22 1st successful chinchilla farm in US (Los Angeles California)
  • Feb 22 Transcontinental airmail service begins
  • Feb 23 German Republic day with laws against worker
  • Feb 23 Great Britain lowers import duty on German products from 26% to 5%
  • Feb 24 Flying Scotsman goes into service
  • Feb 24 Mass arrests in US of mafia
  • Feb 25 Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 marks
  • Feb 26 Italian nationalist & fascists merge (blue-shirts & black-shirts)
  • Feb 28 Swedish King Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands