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1923 Trivia, Facts & History

<< - 1922

World Series Champions

New York Yankees

Stanley Cup Champs

Ottawa Senators

U.S. Open Golf

Bobby Jones

U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies)

William T. Tilden/Helen Wills

Wimbledon (Men/Women)

Bill Johnston/Suzanne Lenglen

NCAA Football Champions

Illinois & Michigan

Kentucky Derby


"The Quotes"

"Always a bridesmaid, but never a bride"
- Listerine

"It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding"
- Kahil Gibran

Sex Symbols

Theda Bara, Marion Davies, Pola Negri, Mary Pickford

Miss America

Mary Katherine Campbell (Columbus, Ohio)

1923 Pop Culture News

Frank Hayes holds a unique distinction in horse racing history. During a run at Belmont Park, Hayes suffered a heart attack mid-race, but he remained in the saddle until crossing the finish line. He won the race on 20-1 odds despite being dead.

The first 'known' dance marathon winner was Alma Cummings, who danced for 27 hours without stopping. A few months later her record was shattered by 69 hours of dancing by Vera Sheppard. The American Society of Teachers of Dancing had a petition against them because it was "dangerous and a disgrace to the art of dancing."

The Coca-Cola '6 pack' was introduced. The famed curved bottle was made beginning in 1916. That specific curve is actually copyrighted, so noone else can use it. Cocaine was never an actual ingredient of the product, in spite of what other people may believe.
The Coca-Cola logo is written in Spenserian font.

John Hertz, the owner of the Yellow Cab Company, bought Walter Jacob's Chicago-based car rental company, and renamed it after himself. The yellow/black Hertz logo is a carry-on from the Yellow Cab Company.

Yankee Stadium - 'The House That (Babe) Ruth Built' was opened.

The Habits

Reading Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton

Popular Movies:

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate, The Covered Wagon, Our Hospitality, The Ten Commandments, La Roue (aka The Wheel), Our Hospitality, Safety Last!, The Smiling Madame Beudet, The Ten Commandments

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Popular Music in 1923 ~ # 1 Hits of 1923