On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1923

Historical Events

  • Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Weeks, English sports commentator (BBC), born in Bristol. England (d. 1996)
  • Artie Anton, American jazz drummer, conguero, and timbalero (Stan Kenton, Jimmy Guiffre), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Francois Chaumette, French actor (Le Bossu, They Never Slept, Christine), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • Wilbur Ware, American jazz double bassist (Riverside Records; Thelonious Monk; Sonny Rollins), included in photographer Art Kane's photo "A Great Day In Harlem", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
1923 Highlights

About September 8, 1923

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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