1923 in History – What happened in year 1923

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1923 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1923.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1923 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 januaryLithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebelled against the League of Nations decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
11 januaryTroops from France and Belgium invaded the Ruhr Area to force the German Weimar Republic to pay its reparations in the aftermath of World War I.
05 februaryAustralian cricketer Bill Ponsford made 429 runs to break the world record for the highest first-class score.
16 februaryEnglish archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter unsealedthe burial chamber of Tutankhamun, an Egyptian Pharaohof the eighteenth dynasty.
18 aprilThe New York Yankees of Major League Baseball began playing their games in the newly constructed Yankee Stadium.
28 aprilLondon's Wembley Stadium, then known as Empire Stadium, wasopened to the public for the first time and held the 1923 FA Cup Finalbetween Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United football clubs.
01 maySince May 1, 1923 Labour Day, also known as Worker’s Day, has been celebrated in India. Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan organized Labour Day celebration on this day for the first time in Chennai at the beach opposite to the Madras High Court and at the Triplicane Beach. Most of the countries from all over the world celebrate Labour Day as Official Holiday on 1st May to promote the importance of working classes.
26 mayThe first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held and has since been run annually in June. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually near the town of Le Mans, France. It is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world and is often called the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency".
09 juneBulgarian armed forces overthrew the government of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union headed by Aleksandar Stamboliyski and replaced it with one under Aleksandar Tsankov.
18 juneChecker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets. Motorized taxi cabs began to appear on the streets of major cities beginning in the early 1900s. Particularly in Chicago, where numerous railroads had terminals, there was considerable need for on-demand, point-to-point chauffeur-driven transportation.
13 julyThe Hollywoodland Sign was officially dedicated as anadvertisement for a new housing development in the hills aboveHollywood, California.
24 julyThe Treaty of Lausanne was signed to settle the Anatolian partof the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire, establishing the boundariesof modern Turkey.
02 augustCalvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United Statesafter Warren G. Harding suffered a fatal heart attack.
01 septemberThe Great Kanto earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richterscale, struck the Kanto region of Japan, devastating Tokyo andYokohama, and killing over an estimated 100,000 people.
29 septemberThe British Mandate for Palestine came into effect, officially creating the protectorates of Palestine (to include a Jewish homeland)under British administration and Transjordan as a separate emirate under Abdullah I.
16 octoberRoy and Walt Disney founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studioin Hollywood that eventually grew to become one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world.
08 novemberAdolf Hitler endeavored to acquire power in Munich. However, his failure to do so led to his arrest and him being charged with treachery.
08 decemberMany Italians in Rome were rendered homeless and had to run for the hills as a result of severe flooding. The Tiber River is at a record high.
21 decemberNepal and the United Kingdom signed a treaty, the first to define the international status of Nepal as an independent and sovereign nation.
01 MayThe celebration of May Day in India started in Chennai in 1923. At that time it was recognized as Madras Day. It was started by Comrade Singaravelu Chettiar, leader of the Bharati Mazdoor Kisan Party. This day is celebrated on May 1 in almost 80 countries of the world including India.
20 MayStanley Baldwin became Prime Minister of Britain.
06 JulySoviet Socialist Republic was established.
13 July\ 'Hollywood \' was written to promote land prices near Mount Hills in the California city of Los Angeles. 1929
15 JulyThe Parliament of Italy adopted the new constitution.
03 SeptemberPandit Kishan Maharaj, the legendary tabla player of the country, was born.
07 SeptemberInterpol was founded in Vienna, the capital of Austria.
26 SeptemberBollywood actor Devanand was born in Punjab, Pakistan).
15 OctoberThe fifth tropical storm of the year came north of Leeward Island.
05 AugustHenry Sullivan became the first American to cross the English Channel.
08 DecemberThe Treaty of Friendship was signed between Germany and America.

Famous birthdays in the year 1923:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustVal Bettin / Actor / United States of America
02 March Basil Hume / Cardinal / United Kingdom
02 February Liz Smith / Author / United States of America
03 AugustJean Hagen / Actress / United States of America
05 March Laurence Tisch / Business Man / United States of America
06 MayHarry Watson / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
07 January Hugh Kenner / Scholar / Canada
09 NovemberElizabeth Hawley / Journalist / United States of America
10 AugustBill Doolittle / Footballer / United States of America
10 AprilJane Kean / Actress / United States of America
11 DecemberLillian Cahn / Coach / Hungary
14 JuneIvan Gubijan / Hammer Thrower / Yugoslavia
15 DecemberPierre Cossette / Producer / United States of America
18 JulyJerome H. Lemelson / Business Man / United States of America
21 MayAra Parseghian / Footballer / United States of America
23 January Cot Deal / Baseball Player / United States of America
27 AugustJimmy Greenhalgh / Footballer / United Kingdom
27 JulyMas Oyama / Martial Artist / Japan
29 JuneChou Wen-chung / Educator / United States of America
29 DecemberShlomo Venezia / Author / Greece

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1923:

YearName / Profession / Country
17 January Rangeya Raghav / Author / India
10 JulyG. A. Kulkarni / Author / India
01 JulyBrijmohan Lall Munjal / Industrialist / India
11 JulyUma Devi Khatri (Tun Tun) / Actress / India
NA NAJ.F.R. Jacob / Soldier / India
14 MayMrinal Sen / Producer / India
30 NovemberJanaki Ramachandran / Actress / India
NA NABimal Prasad / Politician / India
31 JanuarySomnath Sharma / Soldier / India
26 SeptemberDev Anand / Actor / India
04 DecemberShripati Mishra / Politician / India
02 FebruaryLalit Narayan Mishra / Politician / India
04 SeptemberRam Kishore Shukla / Politician / India
23 AugustBal Ram Jakhar / Politician / India
23 OctoberBhairon Singh Shekhawat / Politician / India
20 OctoberV. S. Achuthanandan / Politician / India
30 DecemberPrakash Vir Shastri / Politician / India
16 JulyKotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao / Soldier / India
26 NovemberV. K. Murthy / Cinematographer / India
11 JulyTun Tun / Actress / India
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