Events in Film & Television in 1923

Music History

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

Radio Premiere

Jun 6 Edgar Wallace becomes the first British radio sports journalist reporting on The Derby for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC)

Film & TV History

Jun 12 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

Hollywoodland

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

  • Sep 7 Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
  • Oct 16 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded

Film & TV History

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