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1923 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXIII) was the 23rd year of the 20th century. 1923 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1923.
News Events of 1923
Adolf Hitler launches failed coup attempt in Bavaria, Germany ("The Beer Hall Putsch")
French and Belgian troops occupy the Ruhr to force Germany to make reparations payments for World War I.
Time Magazine published for the first time.
Yankee Stadium opens for the first time.
The Hollywood Sign is erected.
Turkey becomes a republic.
Ankara replaces Constantinople as the capital of Turkey.
Roy and Walt Disney found the Walt Disney company.
BBC first broadcast the Big Ben clock chimes.
Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain.
Maiden flight of first US airship, USS Shenandoah.
Sports in 1923
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