What Happened on September 23

Historical Events

  • 1122 Concordat of Worms agreed between Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V
  • 1821 Fall of Tripolitsa, Greek forces massacre 30,000 Turks during Greek War of Independence

Sep 23 in Film & TV

  • 1889 Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda
  • 1962 ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera first broadcast

Sep 23 in Music

  • 1957 "That'll Be the Day" single by Buddy Holly and The Crickets reaches #1 in the US

Sep 23 in Sport

  • 1845 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code

Did You Know?

The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released

On September 23, 2002

Would You Believe?

Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)

On September 23, 1938

Famous Weddings

  • 1666 Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren
  • 1862 Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician
  • 1933 American gangster Sam Giancana (25) weds Angeline DeTolve

Famous Divorces

  • 1915 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (33) divorces first wife Blanche Lasky after 5 years of marriage
  • 2011 American actress Lisa Linde (39) divorces American "X-Men" actor James Marsden (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

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