December 1923 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 3 First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Washington, D.C.)
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Dec 31 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Stansfield Turner, CIA director
  • Dec 1 Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
  • Dec 2 Meshulam Riklis, husband of Pia Zadora
  • Dec 4 Charles Keating, district attorney (Los Angeles California)
  • Dec 5 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), born in Makarovskaya, Vologda Oblast (d. 1984)
  • Dec 8 Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist
  • Dec 10 Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
  • Dec 12 Bob Barker, American TV game show host (The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences), born in Darrington, Washington
  • Dec 13 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP)
  • Dec 13 Antoni Tapies, painter, sculptor, and theorist (Dau al Set), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • Dec 14 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
  • Dec 14 Leonardus S van Egeraat, Dutch travel expert
  • Dec 15 Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist
  • Dec 15 Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (d. 2002)
  • Dec 15 Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman
  • Dec 16 Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)
  • Dec 17 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
  • Dec 18 Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
  • Dec 19 Luigi Innocenti, designer
  • Dec 21 Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist, born in Dibai, Bulandshahr (d. 2016) (approx. date)
  • Dec 23 Lucas M Mangope, 1st president of Bophuthatswana (1977-94)
  • Dec 24 Wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader
  • Dec 24 George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
  • Dec 30 Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • Dec 12 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
  • Dec 26 Dietrich Eckart, German Nazi politician (b. 1868)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 27 Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel