September 1923 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 A magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan, killing 142,000 people
  • Sep 3 Dorothys Donelly's "Poppy" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 4 A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London
  • Sep 4 Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.
  • Sep 6 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates her silver jubilee
  • Sep 7 Interpol forms in Vienna
  • Sep 8 Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.
  • Sep 9 Albin Stenroos runs world record 20 km (1:07:11.2)
  • Sep 10 Irish Free state joins League of Nations
  • Sep 11 Bernie Neis, hits the 1,000th Dodger home run
  • Sep 11 ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over NY's tallest skyscraper, Woolworth Tower
  • Sep 12 Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • Sep 13 With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera
  • Sep 14 Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain
  • Sep 15 Governor Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of Ku Klux Klan terror
  • Sep 17 Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London
  • Sep 19 Ernst Tollers "Hinkemann," premieres in Leipzig
  • Sep 23 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
  • Sep 26 Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied
  • Sep 26 The Commonwealth Conference is held in London, where Britain recognizes the right of the Dominions to make treaties with foreign powers
  • Sep 27 Italian troops leave occupied Corfu
  • Sep 28 Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations
  • Sep 28 Radio Times 1st published
  • Sep 29 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
  • Sep 30 Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Theo Joekes, Dutch journalist, writer, and politician (VVD)
  • Sep 2 Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • Sep 3 Mort Walker, American cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois), born in El Dorado, Kansas (d. 2018)
  • Sep 5 Arthur C. Nielsen, American businessman and market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • Sep 6 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last King of Yugoslavia (1934-45), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1970)
  • Sep 9 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sep 13 Reninca [Renée Lauwers], Flemish author (Seed in the Wind), born in Puurs, Antwerp
  • Sep 13 Édouard Boubat, French photographer, born in Montmartre, Paris (d. 1999)

Person of interestLee Kuan Yew

Sep 16 Lee Kuan Yew, Founding father of modern Singapore and 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (1959-90), born in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
  • Sep 17 John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1999)
  • Sep 18 Jur Mellema, Dutch politician (CHU), born in Nieuw-Scheemda, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Sep 18 Peter Smithson, English architect, born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 18 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], wife of Michael I King of Romania, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish poet (A Little Bouquet), born in Northern Ireland (d. 1997)
  • Sep 21 John Vane, 11th Lord Barnard, English large landowner, born in Raby Castle, County Durham, England (d. 2016)
  • Sep 22 Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
  • Sep 23 Samuel V. Wilson, American ex-director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and former Army lieutenant general, born in Rice, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • Sep 24 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, born in Prague (d. 1994)
  • Sep 24 Mervyn Brown, diplomat
  • Sep 28 Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
  • Sep 28 Fred Robbins, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 29 Ellen Malcolm, painter
  • Sep 29 O A "Bum" Phillips, football coach (Houston Oilers/New Orlean Saints)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (21) weds field archaeologist Luther Cressman (25)

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead

Deaths in History

  • Sep 12 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor (b. 1841)
  • Sep 22 Marquess of Ripon, game hunter, dies, after shooting 52nd grouse