September 1923 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • Sep 6 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates her silver jubilee
  • Sep 7 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • 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 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
  • Sep 14 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
  • Sep 15 Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of Ku Klux Klan terror
  • 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
  • Sep 28 Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations
  • Sep 28 Radio Times 1st published
  • Sep 29 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
  • Sep 30 Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season

Birthdays in History

  • 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 5 Arthur C Nielsen, market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings)
  • Sep 6 Peter II Karadjordjevic, King of Yugoslavia (1934-45)
  • Sep 9 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sep 13 Reninca, [RenĂ©e Lauwers], Flemish author (Seed in the Wind)
  • Sep 13 Edouard Boubat, French photographer (d. 1999)

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
  • 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 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 28 Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
  • Sep 28 Fred Robbins, Balt Md, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest)
  • Sep 29 Ellen Malcolm, painter
  • Sep 29 O A "Bum" Phillips, football coach (Houston Oilers/New Orlean Saints)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead

Deaths in History

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