On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1926

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

"Upset of the Decade" - Gene Tunney beats defending champion Jack Dempsey by 10-round unanimous decision at Sesquicentennial Stadium, Philadelphia for world heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohn Coltrane

John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist and composer (Blue Train), born in Hamlet, North Carolina (d. 1967)

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

1926 Highlights

About September 23, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra