What Happened in 1923?
Pop Culture Quiz!
23 Trivia Questions for 1923 History
1. Two brothers, Walter and Roy, founded what animation company?
The Walt Disney Studio (Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio)
2. What dance craze that became popular for the rest of the decade, was introduced by The Ziegfield Follies of 1923 by the all-black cast African-American Broadway musical “Running Wild”?
3. In 1923, what was the average life expectancy in the United States?
Men – 56.1 years, Women – 58.5 years.
4. The Gregorian calendar was formed in 1582. What country adapted it in 1923?
5. Formerly the center of the Ottoman Empire, what country was founded in 1923?
The Republic of Turkey
6. What is the capital of The Republic of Turkey?
7. What was the Biggest Number One Song of 1923?
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers by Paul Whiteman
8. How much did a Pound of Butter cost in 1923?
9. Who won the 1923 World Series?
In 1923, The New York Yankees won, beating the New York Giants (4 games to 2)
10. What film, starring Lon Cheney, and later adapted by Walt Disney, was released?
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
11. Who won the Stanley Cup in 1923?
In 1923, The Ottawa Senators won over the Edmonton Eskimos (2 games to none)
12. What movie studio was formed by four brothers, Albert, Samuel, Jack, and Harry?
13. How many people lived in the United States in 1923?
The population was an estimated 111,947,000 people.
14. What popular magazine debuted, with former US Speaker of the House Joseph G. Cannon on the cover?
15. What 45-foot tall icon was established on Mount Lee, in California?
The Hollywood Sign (originally The Hollywoodland Sign)
16. Where was the worst natural disaster in the 1920s, killing over 140,000 people?
Japan’s Great Kanto earthquake
17. How much did a gallon of gas cost in 1923?
$0.22 per gallon
18. Who was President of the United States in 1923?
Warren G. Harding (March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923) and Calvin Coolidge (August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929)
19. What was the average household income in 1923?
20. What major star began recording in 1923, and eventually had a #1 song, in 1964?
21. What endurance racing event debuted in France?
(24 Hours of) Le Mans
22. Who played the premiere Major League Baseball game at Yankee Stadium?
The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, by a score of 4-1, with Babe Ruth hitting a three-run home run.
23. Opened in 1923, this London stadium hosted the 1948 Summer Olympics…
Trivia Team Bonus Questions:
1. What was the highest-grossing movie of 1923?
The Covered Wagon
2. In Kansa, James Cummings and J. Earl McLeod, invented what motorized construction vehicle?
3. Who was the Pope in 1923?
Pope Pius XI, February 6, 1922 – February 10, 1939
4. How much did an average Ford Model T cost in 1923?
5. How much did a gallon of gas cost in 1923?
$0.22 per gallon
6. What was the Bestselling Fiction Book in 1923?
Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton
7. Who was the American Vice-President in 1923?
Calvin Coolidge (March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923)
The office of vice president was vacant from August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1925
8. What artist, with a career lasting over 30 years, debuted in King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band?
9. Dorothy Dix was receiving 100,000 letters a year and her estimated reading audience was about 60 million for her newspaper column. What was her column about?
She was an Advice Columnist. (Real name: Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer)
10. What Horse won the Kentucky Derby in 1923?