What Happened on September 23, 1926

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Silva, American character actor (Ocean's 11; The Manchurian Candidate; Sharky's Machine), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2022)

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane (1926-1967)

American jazz saxophonist & composer ("Blue Train"; "My Favorite Things"; "A Love Supreme"), born in Hamlet, North Carolina

Born in 1926
1926 Highlights

About September 23, 1926

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra