Events in year of 1923

  • 01-01Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established
  • 01-02Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Florida, 8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995)
  • 01-041st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Ft Worth Texas)
  • 01-07Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan
  • 01-08Typography strike in Amsterdam
  • 01-09Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain
  • 01-10Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
  • 01-10Lithuania seizes and annexes country of Memel
  • 01-111st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg & Kurt Schwitters)
  • 01-11French and Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
  • 01-17Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
  • 01-181st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies
  • 01-19WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
  • 01-23Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)
  • 01-24Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM established
  • 01-281st "Reichs Party" (NSDAP) forms in Munich
  • 01-28Demonstration against a Dutch University in Ghent
  • 01-28NSDAP 1st election in Munich
  • 01-291st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain)
  • 02-01Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel
  • 02-01Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Mussolini
  • 02-02Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
  • 02-02US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries
  • 02-05General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar
  • 02-05Mass arrests of socialists and communists in Italy
  • 02-08Coal mine explosion at Dawson, New Mexico kills 120
  • 02-08German NSDAP Volkischer Beobachter newspaper becomes a daily
  • 02-09Soviet Aeroflot airlines forms
  • 02-10Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
  • 02-10SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied

People born in year of 1923

  • 01-01Chalmers Goodlin: US test pilot (XS-1)
  • 01-01Milton Jackson: United States -- Vibraphonist (Milt of Bags)
  • 01-03Dragutin Gostuski: Composer
  • 01-03Jaroslav Hasek: Czechoslovakia -- Writer (Good Soldier Schweyk)
  • 01-04Flavio Testi: Composer
  • 01-05Robert L Bernstein: NYC, New York -- Publisher (Random House)
  • 01-05Sam Phillips: Musician / record founder (Sun)
  • 01-06Leah Chase: Master chef, in the creole tradition
  • 01-07Charles Russell Woolen: Composer
  • 01-08Giorgio Tozzi: Chicago, Illinois -- Basso
  • 01-08Iva Michiels [Rik Ceuppens]: Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)
  • 01-08Joseph Wiezenbaum: Artificial intelligence pioneer
  • 01-10Ingeborg Drewitz: Writer
  • 01-13Danil Shafran: Cellist
  • 01-13Jack Watling: London, England -- Actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart)
  • 01-15Lee Teng-hui: President of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
  • 01-16Martin Stokken: Norway -- Nordic relay (1952 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-16Roy Lanham: Rocker (Sons of the Pioneers)
  • 01-16Willem Aantjes: Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • 01-17Onno Molenkamp: Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift)
  • 01-21Judith Merril [Josephine Juliet Grossman]: Sci-fi writer
  • 01-22Diana Douglas: Devonshire, Bermuda -- Actress (The Cowboys)
  • 01-22Friedrich Zehm: Composer
  • 01-22Leslie Bassett: Composer
  • 01-23Florence Halop: Queens -- Actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)
  • 01-23Horace Ashenfelter: United States -- 3000m steeplechase (1952 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-23Walter M[ichael] Miller, Jr.: United States -- Sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
  • 01-24Simeon ten Holt: Composer
  • 01-25Eva Zeller: Writer
  • 01-26Anne Jeffreys: North Carolina, United States -- Actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital)

People died in year of 1923

  • 01-02Sam Carter: Black resident of Rosewood Florida, lynched by KKK
  • 01-03Jaroslav Hasek: Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39
  • 01-11Constantine I: King of Greece (1913-17, 20-22), dies at 54
  • 01-18Wallace Reid: Actor (Birth of a Nation), dies at 31
  • 02-06Edward E Barnard: US astronomer (5th moon Jupiter), dies at 65
  • 02-10Wilhelm Konrad von Rontgen: Physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 77
  • 02-15Josephine B Willson Bruce: US black theorist, dies at 69
  • 02-19Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-27Charles Francis Abdy Williams: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-08Johannes S van der Waals: Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85
  • 03-26Sarah Bernhardt [Henriette]: Actress (Qn Elizabeth), dies at 77
  • 04-04L Martov [Joulij O Tsederbaum]: Russ revolutionary, dies at 49
  • 04-09Mauritius H Binger: Director / producer (Living Ladder)
  • 04-19Thomas Paine Westendorf: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-10Vaslav Vorovsky: Russian delegate, assassinated
  • 05-20Hans Goldschmidt: German chemist
  • 05-30Camille Chevillard: Composer, dies at 63
  • 06-05George H Breitner: Impressionist painter, dies at 65
  • 06-10Pierre Loti [Julien Viaud]: French sea officer / writer
  • 06-15Alexander Stamboeliski: Premier Bulgaria (1919-23)
  • 06-20Joseph Leopold Rockel: Composer, dies at 85
  • 06-29Fritz Mauthner: German Author / philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 06-29Gustave Adolph Kerker: Composer, dies at 66
  • 06-30Claude Antoine Terrasse: Composer, dies at 56
  • 07-04Florimond Fonteyne: Flemish priest / politician (Volkseeuw), dies at 67
  • 07-14Louis Ganne: Composer, dies at 61
  • 07-16Louis M A Couperus: Poet / writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • 07-20Pancho Villa [Doroteo Arango]: Mexican rebel, murdered at 55
  • 08-02Warren Harding: 29th President (1921-23), dies at 57 in the Palace Hotel, San Francisco
  • 08-07Hendrik Pierson: Dutch Theologist (H Pierson Foundation), dies at 89

Events in year of 1924

  • 01-03British egyptologist Howard Carter finds sarcophagus of Tutankhamun
  • 01-12History of Science Society organized at Boston
  • 01-13Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
  • 01-14Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
  • 01-153rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
  • 01-22Baldwin government resigns in England
  • 01-22Dutch Blast Furnace and Steel Factory opens
  • 01-22KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • 01-23Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
  • 01-24Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
  • 01-24Russian city of St. Petersburg renamed Leningrad
  • 01-251st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • 01-26Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
  • 01-27Egyptian King Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja Premier
  • 01-27Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square
  • 01-29Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
  • 01-30Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over New South Wales
  • 02-01New British MacDonald government recognizes USSR
  • 02-01Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
  • 02-01Soviet Union formally recognized by Britain
  • 02-02International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
  • 02-041st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix France
  • 02-07Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR
  • 02-081st coast-to-coast radio hookup: General John Joseph Carty speech in Chic
  • 02-09Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
  • 02-10Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washingston Senators)
  • 02-12President Calvin Coolidge makes 1st presidential radio speech
  • 02-14IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
  • 02-17Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds)
  • 02-18US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

People born in year of 1924

  • 01-03Andre Franquin: Cartoonist
  • 01-03Henry M Fazzie: South African Union / UDF-leader
  • 01-03Roy Harding: British teacher
  • 01-07Roloff Beny: Alberta, Canada -- Painter / photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • 01-08Antai Ribari: Composer
  • 01-08Benjamin Lees [Lysniansky]: Harbin, Manchuria -- Composer
  • 01-08Robert Starer: Vienna, Austria -- Composer
  • 01-08Ron Moody: London, England -- Actor (12 Chairs, Wrong is Right)
  • 01-10Ludmilla Chiraeff: Ballet dancer
  • 01-11Don Cherry: Wichita, Texas -- Singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • 01-11Slim Harpo: Musician
  • 01-12Jan Willem Radecker: Sculptor / Son of John Raedecker
  • 01-13Philip Rawson: Artist / teacher
  • 01-14Guy Williams: NYC, New York -- Actor (Zorro, Lost in Space)
  • 01-17Jewel Plummer Cobb: Educator / President (California State University at Fullerton)
  • 01-18Donald Baverstock: TV producer
  • 01-197th Earl of Carnarvon: English large landowner
  • 01-19Nicholas Colasanto: Providence, Rhode Island -- Actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
  • 01-20Yvonne Loriod: Houilles, France -- Pianist
  • 01-22J J Johnson: Composer / jazz trombonist
  • 01-248th Earl Spencer: English large landowner / father of Diane
  • 01-24David Craighead: Composer
  • 01-24Klaus George Roy: Composer
  • 01-24Marvin Kaplan: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice)
  • 01-24Robert W Kastenmeier: (Rep-D-Wisconsin, 1959- )
  • 01-25Lou "The Toe" Groza: AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)
  • 01-26Warren Frank Benson: Composer
  • 01-27Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev: Composer
  • 01-27Kenneth Corfield: CEO (STC)
  • 01-27Rauf Denktasj: Turkish-Cypriot politician

People died in year of 1924

  • 01-13Georg H Quincke: German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 01-14Arne Garborg: Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
  • 01-15Geza Zichy: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-21Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin: Russian leader, dies of a stroke at 53
  • 01-24Thephilo Braga: Portuguese Poet / politician, dies at 80
  • 01-28Simon Abramsz: Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56
  • 01-29Joseph Ludwig: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-03Woodrow Wilson: 28th President (1913-21), dies at his home in Washington at 67
  • 02-05Alexis Hollander: Composer, dies at 83
  • 02-08Gee John: US mobster (1st executed in gas chamber-Nevada)
  • 02-15Lionel Monckton: English Composer (Country Girl), dies at 62
  • 02-17Oskar Merikanto: Composer, dies at 55
  • 02-21Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-23Thomas Woodrow Wilson: 28th US President (1913-21)
  • 02-24Edmond Picard: French / Belg writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • 03-01Louise MA: Princess of Belgium, dies at 66
  • 03-06Meyer E van Beem: Actor (Moittige Janus), dies at 85
  • 03-12Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet: Inventor (rayon)
  • 03-18John Frederick Bridge: Composer, dies at 79
  • 03-22R G Nivelle: French General (Verdun), dies at 67
  • 03-26Augusto de Oliviera Machado: Composer, dies at 78
  • 03-27Walter Parratt: Composer, dies at 83
  • 04-14Louis H Sullivan: Architect (Wainwright building St. Louis), dies at 67
  • 04-14Roland Napoleon Bonaparte: Fr officer / explorer (Surinam), dies at 65
  • 04-15Eduardo Caudella: Composer, dies at 82
  • 04-21Eleanora Duse: Ital actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
  • 04-26Josef Labor: Composer, dies at 82
  • 05-01August Cuppens: Flemish Author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
  • 05-06Carel S Adama van Scheltema: Poet / writer (socialism), dies at 47
  • 05-08Lev N Lunts: Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23