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
01 January Milt Jackson / Composer / United States of America
02 AugustIke Williams / Boxer / United States of America
03 MayAssi Rahbani / Composer / Lebanon
03 DecemberStjepan Bobek / Footballer / Croatia
05 JuneRoger Lebel / Actor / Canada
07 MayBülent Ulusu / Politician / Turkey
08 SeptemberRasul Gamzatov / Poet / Russia
13 OctoberJohn C. Champion / Writer / United States of America
14 JuneIvan Gubijan / Hammer Thrower / Yugoslavia
16 January Keith Shackleton / Painter / United Kingdom
19 JuneBob Hank / Footballer / Australia
22 JuneJosé Giovanni / Writer / France
22 JulyCésar Fernández Ardavín / Producer / Spain
23 February Rafael Addiego Bruno / Politician / Uruguay
23 JuneGiuseppina Tuissi / Communist / Italy
23 JulyAmalia Mendoza / Singer / Mexico
27 AugustJimmy Greenhalgh / Footballer / United Kingdom
28 SeptemberWilliam Windom / Actor / United States of America
28 JulyRay Ellis / Producer / United States of America
29 January Paddy Chayefsky / Author / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1923:

YearName / Profession / Country
23 OctoberBhairon Singh Shekhawat / Politician / India
02 FebruaryLalit Narayan Mishra / Politician / India
26 SeptemberDev Anand / Actor / India
31 JanuarySomnath Sharma / Soldier / India
11 JulyUma Devi Khatri (Tun Tun) / Actress / India
18 AugustA. B. Tarapore / Soldier / India
16 JulyKotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao / Soldier / India
28 MayN. T. Rama Rao / Politician / India
04 DecemberShripati Mishra / Politician / India
10 JulyG. A. Kulkarni / Author / India
30 DecemberPrakash Vir Shastri / Politician / India
31 JanuaryMajor Somnath Sharma / Soldier / India
23 AugustBal Ram Jakhar / Politician / India
26 NovemberV. K. Murthy / Cinematographer / India
23 OctoberAslam Farrukhi / Author / India
07 DecemberIntizar Hussain / Author / India
23 OctoberBhairon Singh Shekhawat / Politician / India
26 OctoberRam Prakash Gupta / Politician / India
14 MayMrinal Sen / Producer / India
01 JulyBrijmohan Lall Munjal / Industrialist / India

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