What Happened on September 1, 1923

Historical Events

  • A magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan, killing 142,000 people

Famous Birthdays

Rocky Marciano (1923-1969)

American boxer (undefeated world heavyweight champion 1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts

  • Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1999)
Born in 1923
1923 Highlights

About September 1, 1923

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 100 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo