1923 in History – What happened in year 1923


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.

Know what happened in 1923:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 January Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebelled against the League of Nations decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
11 January Troops 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.
13 July The Hollywoodland Sign was officially dedicated as anadvertisement for a new housing development in the hills aboveHollywood, California.
29 OctoberMustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first President of Turkey, anew nation founded from remnants of the Ottoman Empire.
29 September The British Mandate for Palestine came into effect, officiallycreating the protectorates of Palestine as a Jewish homeland underBritish administration and Transjordan as a separate emirate underAbdullah I.
21 DecemberNepal and the United Kingdom signed a treaty, the first todefine the international status of Nepal as an independent and asovereign nation.
29 OctoberMustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first President of Turkey, anew nation founded from remnants of the Ottoman Empire.
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, officiallycreating the protectorates of Palestine as a Jewish homeland underBritish administration and Transjordan as a separate emirate underAbdullah I.
02 AugustCalvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United Statesafter Warren G. Harding suffered a fatal heart attack.
18 AprilThe New York Yankees of Major League Baseball began playingtheir games in the newly constructed Yankee Stadium.
20 March The Arts Club of Chicago hosted the opening of Pablo Picasso'sfirst United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by PabloPicasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the U.S.
16 FebruaryEnglish archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter unsealedthe burial chamber of Tutankhamun (mask pictured), an Egyptian Pharaohof the eighteenth dynasty.
05 February Australian cricketer Bill Ponsford made 429 runs to break theworld record for the highest first-class score.
16 OctoberRoy and Walt Disney founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studioin Hollywood that eventually grew to become one of the largest media andentertainment corporations in the world.
21 DecemberNepal and the United Kingdom signed a treaty, the first todefine the international status of Nepal as an independent and asovereign nation.
24 JulyThe Treaty of Lausanne was signed to settle the Anatolian partof the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire, establishing the boundariesof modern Turkey.
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.
29 SeptemberThe British Mandate for Palestine came into effect, officiallycreating the protectorates of Palestine (to include a Jewish homeland)under British administration and Transjordan as a separate emirate underAbdullah I.
20 MarchThe Arts Club of Chicago hosted the opening of Pablo Picasso'sfirst United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by PabloPicasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the U.S.
09 JanuaryLithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebelled againstthe League of Nations decision to leave the area as a mandated regionunder French control.
11 JanuaryTroops from France and Belgium invaded the Ruhr Area to forcethe German Weimar Republic to pay its reparations in the aftermath ofWorld War I.
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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1923:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 SeptemberMort Walker / Cartoonist / United States of America
03 MayJohn Toner / Footballer / United States of America
05 OctoberAlbert Guðmundsson / Politician / Iceland
06 March Ed McMahon / Comedian / United States of America
08 January Larry Storch / Actor / United States of America
10 OctoberNicholas Parsons / Actor / United Kingdom
11 SeptemberBetsy Drake / Actress / United States of America
13 SeptemberÉdouard Boubat / Journalist / France
13 February Chuck Yeager / Pilot / United States of America
14 AprilRoberto De Vicenzo / Golfer / Argentina
15 OctoberItalo Calvino / Writer / Italy
16 AugustEddie Kirkland / Instrumentalist / United States of America
17 AprilSolly Hemus / Baseball Player / United States of America
20 AprilIrene Lieblich / Painter / United States of America
23 AugustEdgar F. Codd / Scientist / United States of America
23 January Horace Ashenfelter / Runner / United States of America
25 NovemberMauno Koivisto / Politician / Finland
26 DecemberRichard Artschwager / Painter / United States of America
28 MayGyörgy Ligeti / Educator / Austria
29 DecemberMorton Estrin / Educator / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1923:

YearName / Profession / Country
04 DecemberShripati Mishra / Politician / India
05 OctoberKailashpati Mishra / Politician / India
11 OctoberHarishchandra / Scientist / India
02 FebruaryLalit Narayan Mishra / Politician / India
21 March Nirmala Srivastava / Religious Leader / India
01 JulyBrijmohan Lall Munjal / Industrialist / India
11 JulyTun Tun / Actress / India
10 JulyG. A. Kulkarni / Author / India
11 JulyUma Devi Khatri (Tun Tun) / Actress / India
30 NovemberJanaki Ramachandran / Actress / India
26 SeptemberDev Anand / Actor / India
31 JanuaryMajor Somnath Sharma / Soldier / India
17 January Rangeya Raghav / Author / India
26 SeptemberDev Anand / Actor / India
20 OctoberV. S. Achuthanandan / Politician / India
04 SeptemberRam Kishore Shukla / Politician / India
NA NABimal Prasad / Politician / India
28 MayN. T. Rama Rao / Politician / India
23 AugustBal Ram Jakhar / Politician / India
23 OctoberAslam Farrukhi / Author / India

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