Popular Culture 1923U.S.
- Time Magazine is launched on March 3rd .
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Lon Chaney is released.
- Women's One Piece swimming suits begin to be worn.
- The Ten Commandments directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
- The Explosion of recordings of African American musicians including the great Louis Armstrong.
Born This YearAlan Shepard November 18th
Bob Dole July 22nd
Charlton Heston October 4th
Norman Mailer January 31st
What News Events Happened in 1923Sicily
- Mount Etna volcano erupts on June 19th - 60,000 made homeless.
- First Le Mans 24 hour race run in 1923 in France.
- King Tutankhamun Burial Chamber opened.
- Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as president following the death of President Warren Harding.
- The Great Kanto earthquake devastate the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama on September 1st leaving over 100,000 fatalities.
- Rosewood, Fla Massacre, the town is burnt to the ground by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
- Series of Tornadoes strike Iowa and Nebraska killing 20
- First baseball game played at Yankee Stadium.
- Royal Wedding of Albert Duke of York to Lady Elizabeth Rowes-Lyon in Westminster Abbey.
- Colliery disaster happens when 70 miners are drowned after a mine wall caves in.
- Insulin is introduced for treatment of Diabetes.
- Construction starts on the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
- Adolf Hitler leads the Nazi Party in failed coup d'état attempt in Germany.
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- The worlds first domestic refrigerator is sold in Sweden.
- The worlds first portable radio is developed in the US.
Inventions, Inventors and Country (or attributed to First Use)
Television Scotland by John Logie Baird
Hearing Aid England
Ultracentrifuge Sweden by The Suedberg - separates proteins
Major World Political LeadersAustralia Prime Minister Billy Hughes until 9 February
Australia Prime Minister Stanley Bruce From 9 February
Brazil President Artur Bernardes Canada Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
Italy Prime Minister Benito Mussolini
Japan Prime Minister Tomosaburō Katō until 24 August
Japan Prime MinisterGonbee Yamamoto From 2 September
Mexico President Álvaro Obregón Russia / Soviet Union
Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars Vladimir Lenin South Africa Prime Minister Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts United States President Warren G. Harding until August 2
United States President Calvin Coolidge From August 2
United Kingdom Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law until 20 May
United Kingdom Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin From 23 May
British General Election 1923 Stanley Baldwin (Conservative) defeats Ramsay MacDonald (Labor) and H. H. Asquith (Liberal).