What Happened in September 1923

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
  • Sep 1 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo & Yokohama, kills 142,000
  • Sep 3 Dorothys Donelly's "Poppy" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 4 A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London
  • Sep 4 NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0
  • Sep 4 Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • Sep 5 Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously
  • Sep 6 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates her silver jubilee
  • Sep 7 Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A's, 4-0
  • Sep 7 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • Sep 7 Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
  • Sep 8 Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.
  • Sep 9 Albin Stenroos runs world record 20 km (1:07:11.2)
  • Sep 10 Irish Free state joins League of Nations
  • Sep 11 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks
  • Sep 11 Bernie Neis, hits the 1,000th Dodger home run
  • Sep 11 ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over NY's tallest skyscraper, Woolworth Tower
  • Sep 12 Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • Sep 13 With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 14 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 14 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
  • Sep 14 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • Sep 15 Bill Tilden wins US Lawn Tennis Open
  • Sep 15 Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of Ku Klux Klan terror
  • Sep 15 43rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)
  • Sep 17 Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London
  • Sep 19 Ernst Tollers "Hinkemann," premieres in Leipzig
  • Sep 23 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
  • Sep 24 Premiere of 1st celluloid film "Das Leben auf dem Dorfe" (Berlin)
  • Sep 26 Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
  • Sep 26 The Commonwealth Conference is held in London, where Britain recognizes the right of the Dominions to make treaties with foreign powers
  • Sep 27 Italian troops leave occupied Corfu

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 27 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 28 Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations
  • Sep 28 Radio Times 1st published
  • Sep 28 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
  • Sep 29 6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY
  • Sep 29 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
  • Sep 30 Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 1 Rocky Marciano, American heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • Sep 1 Theo H Joekes, journalist/Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Sep 2 Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 3 Mort Walker, cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois)
  • Sep 3 Terry Wilson, California, actor (Bill-Wagon Train)
  • Sep 5 Arthur C Nielsen, market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings)
  • Sep 5 Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Peter II Karadjordjevic, King of Yugoslavia (1934-45)
  • Sep 6 William Kraft, composer/percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 7 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Sep 7 Peter Lawford, actor (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), born in London, England
  • Sep 8 Alan Weeks, sports commentator
  • Sep 8 Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine)
  • Sep 9 Cliff Robertson, La Jolla, California, American actor (Charly) and spokesman for AT&T
  • Sep 9 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sep 11 Alan Badel, actor (Shogun), born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 11 Betsy Drake, fitness expert/actress (Every Girl Should be Married)
  • Sep 13 Reninca, [RenĂ©e Lauwers], Flemish author (Seed in the Wind)
  • Sep 13 Edouard Boubat, French photographer (d. 1999)
  • Sep 15 Anton Heiller, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 16 Lee Kuan Yew, Founding father of modern Singapore and 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-90), born in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 17 Hank Williams, American country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin'), born in Mount Olive, Alabama (d. 1953)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • Sep 17 John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1999)
  • Sep 18 J T Mellema, Boer politician (CHU)
  • Sep 18 Peter Smithson, English architect (d. 2003)
  • Sep 18 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 Frances Heflin, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Sep 20 Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish-born poet (d. 1997)
  • Sep 21 Harry JN Vane 11th Lord Barnard, English large landowner
  • Sep 22 Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
  • Sep 24 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, born in Prague (d. 1994)
  • Sep 24 Mervyn Brown, diplomat
  • Sep 24 Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1950)
  • Sep 26 Dev Anand, Indian actor and film producer
  • Sep 27 Mary McCarty, Winfield Ks, actress/singer (Starch-Trapper John MD)
  • Sep 28 Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
  • Sep 28 Fred Robbins, Balt Md, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest)
  • Sep 28 William Windom, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Murder She Wrote), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Sep 29 Ellen Malcolm, painter
  • Sep 29 O A "Bum" Phillips, football coach (Houston Oilers/New Orlean Saints)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (21) weds field archaeologist Luther Cressman (25)

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 12 Actor Spencer Tracy (23) weds Louise Treadwell (26) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor (b. 1841)
  • Sep 15 Sayed Darwish, composer, dies at 31
  • Sep 22 Marquess of Ripon, game hunter, dies, after shooting 52nd grouse