September 23 Events in History - September 23 Birthdays - September 23 Deaths



2013 Typhoon Usagi passes through southern China, killing at least 25 people in Hong Kong
2013 Syria's President, Bashar al-Assad, states he will grant international weapons inspectors access to chemical weapons sites, but rebels may make the sites unreachable
2012 Four genetically different types of breast cancer are identified by researchers; the study, part of the Cancer Genome Atlas, will help scientists understand how to cure breast cancer in the future
2012 Belarus holds parliamentary elections; the opposition boycotts the vote, claiming it is undemocratic
2011 In Australia, thousands of Toyota workers go on strike over a pay dispute
2011 For the second day in a row, global stock markets fall as fears of a deepening economic crisis continue
2010 FARC guerilla leader Victor Julio Suarez Rojas, known as 'Mono Jojoy' is killed in a Columbian Armed Forces military operation
2010 Trade unions in France launch a round of strikes in response to President Sarkozy's plan to lift the pension age to 62
2009 A gun battle between U.S. agents and suspected people smugglers shuts down San Ysidro U.S. Mexico border crossing
1997 Seattle Mariners break record for most home runs in a year (258)
1996 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on WZMT 97.9 FM
1996 Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach, Florida on WCLB 95.5 FM
1994 Pinatubo volcano in Philippines erupts, kills at least 14
1993 "Les Miserables," opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
1993 Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123 degrees C (record high)
1992 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
1992 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's department stores in New York City
1992 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
1992 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
1991 New York Islanders Mike Bossy and Denis Potvin inducted into NHL Hall of Fame
1990 Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
1990 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War
1990 Saddam says he will destroy Israel
1989 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
1988 Fiji's new constitution is proposed
1988 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases and hit 40 home runs
1988 Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
1986 Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
1986 Congress selects the rose as U.S. national flower
1984 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, John Ritter and Tyne Daly
1984 Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1984 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
1984 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
1983 Argentina military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
1983 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
1983 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio
1983 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
1982 "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 5 performances
1982 Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, New York City
1979 Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
1979 Somali constitution approved by president
1979 St. Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th and final base of his career
1978 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit
1977 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
1977 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
1976 Ford-Carter TV debate
1976 South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
1976 Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
1974 "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 120 performances
1974 BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
1973 Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
1972 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law
1972 President Marcos ends emergency crisis in Philippines
1971 John Vermeers painting "The liefdesbrief" stolen
1970 Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
1970 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st New York Marathon
1969 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
1969 "Clues Hint at Beatle's Death," reported in Illinois University newspaper, sparking widespread rumours of Paul McCartney's death
1968 WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Greek Colonels regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
1967 Radio Malta stops testing
1964 "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in New York City
1963 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
1963 WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 ABC's 1st color TV series-Jetsons
1962 Los Angeles Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
1962 Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora," premieres in Berlin
1962 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
1962 NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
1961 1st movie to become a TV series - How to Marry a Millionaire
1961 Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 Stravinsky's "Thieni," premieres in Venetie
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly and Crickets reaches #1
1957 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
1957 WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
1957 White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
1955 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
1955 Yankees clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
1953 KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
1952 Dodgers clinch NL pennant
1952 Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech
1952 Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for hw boxing title
1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
1950 Philadelphia A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1950 U.S. Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
1949 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
1949 Truman announces evidence of U.S.S.R.'s 1st nuclear device detonation
1948 Braves clinch NL pennant
1942 Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions
1942 Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad
1942 Transport nr 36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
1941 German air raid on Russian naval base Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
1940 French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees
1940 Dutch nazi collaborator Mussert's 1st meeting with Hitler
1939 Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits and beat Phillies 22-4
1938 British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich
1938 Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in New York City (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe and 1,100' of microfilm)
1937 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
1936 Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins
1933 Yankees commit 7 errors in 1 game but beat Boston 16-12
1932 Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1926 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1925 George Kaufman's "Butter and Egg Man," premieres in New York City
1925 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
1923 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
1922 B Brechts "Drum in the Night," premieres in Germany
1920 Alexander Millerand elected president of France
1914 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
1913 Roland Garros is 1st to fly over Mediterranean Sea
1913 Serbian troops march into Albania
1912 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
1912 Mark Sennet presents 1st Keystone Cops film (Cohen Collects a Debt)
1911 Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
1908 Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th and disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay and pennant)
1908 University of Alberta opens
1907 Proclamation sets fineness and weight of silver and bronze coins of Canada
1905 Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
1904 Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa Tibet
1897 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyene Wyoming)
1895 French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
1890 Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning
1880 Jules Ferry forms French government
1879 Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia
1879 Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
1877 Hurricane strikes Curaeao and Bonaire kills 200
1876 Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
1873 Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
1868 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
1863 Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
1862 Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
1857 Russian warship Leffort disappears in Finland Gulf in storm; 826 die
1846 Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
1845 1st baseball team, New York Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
1845 Hunger strike in Hague
1835 HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago
1830 Dutch troops occupy Brussels
1806 Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis from Pacific Northwest
1803 Battle of Assaye-British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
1795 Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
1780 British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Pt
1779 John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis
1746 Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
1739 Russia and Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade
1719 Liechtenstein declares independence from German empire
1666 Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren
1642 Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1st commencement
1561 King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
1513 King Henry III and Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
1408 Battle of Othee
1122 Concord of Worms
951 Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy











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