January 1 - Grouping of all UK railway companies into four larger companies.
January 10 - Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel.
January 11 - Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to
pay its reparation payments.
February 16 - Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
March - Antigone by Jean Cocteau appears on a Paris stage. Settings by Pablo Picasso,
music by Honegger, and costumes by Gabrielle Chanel. Antonin Artaud played the part
March 2 - Time Magazine hits newsstands for the first time.
March 9 - Vladmir Lenin suffers a stroke, his third, which renders him bedridden and unable
to speak; consequently he retires his position as Chairman of the Soviet government.
April - End of Irish Civil War.
April 23 - Ceremonial inauguration of Gdynia Seaport.
June 9 - Bulgaria's military takes over the government in a coup.
July 24 - The Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in
Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in the First World War.
August 2 - Warren Gamaliel Harding, 29th President of the United States (1921 - 1923) dies
in office and is succeeded by Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929).
August 13 - First major sea-going ship arrives at Gdynia, newly constructed Polish seaport.
September 1 - An earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama killing about 140,000 people.
September 4 - In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first American airship, the "USS Shenandoah,
takes to the sky for the first time.
October 29 - Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
November 8 - Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful
attempt to overthrow the German government. Policeman and troops crush the attempt
the next day.
Juan de la Cierva invents the autogyro, a rotary-winged aircraft with an unpowered rotor.
Finnish flag carrier Finnair airline started in Aero Oy.
Interpol is set up.Births
January 1 - Roméo Sabourin
, SOE agent (d. 1944).
January 7 - Pinkas Braun
, actor and film director.
January 5 - Sam Phillips
, country music producer (d. 2003).
January 6 - Jacobo Timerman
, writer (d. 1999).
January 9 - Wilhelmina Pieternella de Graaf
January 10 - Ingeborg Drewitz
, writer (d. 1986).
January 11 - Jacqueline Maillan
, French actress.
January 19 - Jean Stapleton
January 21 - Krina van den Houten
January 26 - Anne Jeffreys
January 29 - Paddy Chayefsky
, writer (d. 1981).
January 31 - Norman Mailer
, writer and journalist.
February 2 - James Dickey
, poet, author (d. 1997).
February 2 - Liz Smith
, gossip columnist.
February 9 - Brendan Behan
, author (d. 1964).
February 11 - Ronald Arculus
, British diplomat.
February 12 - Franco Zeffirelli
, italian director.
February 13 - Chuck Yeager
February 27 - Dexter Gordon
, jazz saxophone player (d. 1990).
March 6 - Ed McMahon
, television personality.
March 6 - Jürgen von Manger
, cabaretist (d. 1994).
March 8 - Walter Jens
March 9 - Walter Kohn
, physicist, winner 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
March 12 - Wally Schirra
March 21 - Shri Mataji Nirmala Shrivastava
, the founder of Sahaja Yoga.
March 22 - Marcel Marceau
March 24 - Kermit Schafer
, humorist (d. 1979).
March 26 - Bob Elliott
March 27 - Louis Simpson
March 28 - Willem Bastiaan van den Houten
March 30 - Milton Acorn
, Canadian poet, writer, and playwright.
April 2 - G. Spencer-Brown
, British mathematician.
April 20 - Mother Angelica
, founder of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)
Catholic cable TV channel.
April 22 - Bettie Page
, pinup model.
April 22 - Aaron Spelling
, television producer, writer.
April 23 - Dolph Briscoe
, former governor of Texas.
April 28 - Adriana Cornelia de Jonge
April 30 - Jan van Dam
May 1 - Joseph Heller
, novelist (d. 1999).
May 2 - Patrick Hillery
, sixth President of Ireland.
May 7 - Anne Baxter
, actress (d. 1985).
May 13 - Bea Arthur
May 21 - Ara Parseghian
, American football coach.
May 27 - Henry Kissinger
, American diplomat and recipient of the Nobel Prize in peace 1973.
May 28 - György Ligeti
May 31 - Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi
, later Prince Rainer III of Monaco.
July 2 - Wislawa Szymborska
, Polish poetess, the Nobel Prize in Literature laureate in 1996.
August 25 - Dina Jannetje Krello
September 1 - Kenneth Roy Thomson
, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, businessman, art
September 6 - King Peter II
September 9 - Daniel Carleton Gajdusek
, Virologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
laureate in 1976.
September 18 - Johanna Adriana Ribbens
September 22 - Dannie Abse
, Welsh poet.
October 5 - Glynis Johns
, British actress.
October 17 - Floris van den Houten
October 23 - Frank Sutton
, actor (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.) (d. 1974).
November 22 - Arthur Hiller
, film director.
November 29 - Johannes Antonius Dales
December 2 - Maria Callas
, opera diva (d. 1977).
December 8 - Arend Arie (Arie) Dammers
December 13 - Larry Doby
, Baseball Hall of Famer (d. 2003).
December 13 - Antoni Tàpies
, Spanish abstract expressionist painter.
December 14 - Gerard Reve
, Dutch writer.
December 23 - James Stockdale
, United States Navy admiral.
December 25 - Sonia Olschanezky
, World War II heroine executed by the Nazis (d. 1944).Deaths
January 23 - Max Nordau
, author, philosopher and Zionist leader (* 1849).
January 27 - Boudewina Janna van den Houten
February 10 - Wilhelm Röntgen
, physicist, discoverer of X-rays, Nobel laureate.
March 26 - Sarah Bernhardt
, French actress.
March 27 - Sir James Dewar
May 9 - Maarten van den Houten
June 9 - Princess Helena
of the United Kingdom, third daughter of Queen Victoria, aunt
of King George V.To my Homepage