Decades: 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s - 1920s - 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 - 1923 - 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928
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 of Tiresias.
March 2 - Time Magazine hits newsstands for the first time.
April - End of Irish Civil War
April 23 - Ceremonial inauguration of Gdynia Seaport
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. See Great Kanto earthquake for detail.
September 4 - In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first American dirigible, 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
Year in topic
1923 in film
1923 in literature
1923 in music
1923 in sports
January 1 - Roméo Sabourin, SOE agent executed by the Nazis (+ 1944)
January 7 - Pinkas Braun, actor and film director
January 5 - Sam Phillips, county music producer
January 6 - Jacobo Timerman, writer (d. 1999)
January 10 - Ingeborg Drewitz, writer (d. 1986)
January 11 - Jacqueline Maillan, French actress
January 19 - Jean Stapleton, actress
January 26 - Anne Jeffreys, actress
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, pilot
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, writer
March 9 - Walter Kohn, physicist, winner 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
March 12 - Wally Schirra, astronaut
March 22 - Marcel Marceau, mime
March 24 - Kermit Schafer, humorist (d. 1979)
March 26 - Bob Elliott, comedian
March 27 - Louis Simpson, poet
March 30 - Milton Acorn, Canadian poet, writer, and playwright
April 22 - Bettie Page, pinup model
April 22 - Aaron Spelling, television producer, writer
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, actress
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, composer
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
September 6 - King Peter II of Yugoslavia
September 9 - Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, Virologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate in 1976.
September 22 - Dannie Abse, English poet
October 5 - Glynis Johns, British actress
December 2 - Maria Callas, opera Diva († 1977)
December 14 - Gerard Reve, Dutch writer
December 23 - James Stockdale, United States Navy admiral
December 25 - Sonia Olschanezky, WW II heorine executed by the Nazis (+ (1944)
February 10 - Wilhelm Röntgen, physicist, dicoverer of X-rays, Nobel laureate
March 26 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress
March 27 - Sir James Dewar, chemist
June 9 - Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, third daughter of Queen Victoria, aunt of King George V
Physics - Robert Andrews Millikan
Chemistry - Fritz Pregl
Medicine - Frederick Grant Banting, John James Richard Macleod for the discovery of insulin
Literature - William Butler Yeats
Peace - Not awarded.\n