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
03 DecemberMoyra Fraser / Actress / United Kingdom
04 March Russell Freeburg / Author / United States of America
05 OctoberPhilip Berrigan / Activist / United States of America
05 OctoberGlynis Johns / Actress / South Africa
06 March Ed McMahon / Comedian / United States of America
09 NovemberElizabeth Hawley / Journalist / United States of America
12 March Hjalmar Andersen / Skater / Norway
15 MayJohn Lanchbery / Composer / United Kingdom
15 February Yelena Bonner / Activist / Russia
16 AugustMillôr Fernandes / Journalist / Brazil
17 JulyJohn Cooper / Car Designer / United Kingdom
20 AprilTito Puente / Drummer / United States of America
22 January Diana Douglas / Actress / United States of America
23 January Horace Ashenfelter / Runner / United States of America
25 JulyEstelle Getty / Actress / United States of America
25 AprilAlbert King / Writer / United States of America
29 MayBernard Clavel / Author / France
30 SeptemberDonald Swann / Composer / United Kingdom
30 AugustVic Seixas / Tennis Player / United States of America
31 January Norman Mailer / Author / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1923:

YearName / Profession / Country
17 January Rangeya Raghav / Author / India
16 JulyKotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao / Soldier / India
26 SeptemberDev Anand / Actor / India
18 AugustA. B. Tarapore / Soldier / India
02 FebruaryLalit Narayan Mishra / Politician / India
01 JulyBrijmohan Lall Munjal / Industrialist / India
27 MarchLeela Dube / Scientist / India
NA NAJ.F.R. Jacob / Soldier / India
11 JulyTun Tun / Actress / India
23 OctoberBhairon Singh Shekhawat / Politician / India
30 NovemberJanaki Ramachandran / Actress / India
11 JulyUma Devi Khatri (Tun Tun) / Actress / India
NA NABimal Prasad / Politician / India
23 OctoberBhairon Singh Shekhawat / Politician / India
23 OctoberAslam Farrukhi / Author / India
28 MayN. T. Rama Rao / Politician / India
04 DecemberShripati Mishra / Politician / India
26 NovemberV. K. Murthy / Cinematographer / India
04 SeptemberRam Kishore Shukla / Politician / India
11 OctoberHarishchandra / Scientist / India
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