History of 23 September


History of 23 September

1912 – “Keystone Comedy” by Mack Sennett was released.

1930 – Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier.

1951 – The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast. The show “Crusade for Freedom” was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.

1952 – The first Pay Television sporting event took place. The Marciano-Walcott fight was seen in 49 theaters in 31 cities.

1952 – Richard Nixon gave his “Checkers Speech”. At the time he was a candidate for U.S. vice-president.

1953 – “The Robe” premiered in Hollywood a week after its premiere in New York. The 20th Century Fox movie had been filmed using the Cinemascope widescreen process.

1957 – Nine black students withdrew from Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas due to the white mob outside.

1962 – New York’s Philharmonic Hall opened. It was the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The hall was later renamed the Avery Fisher Hall.

1962 – “The Jetsons” premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.

1964 – The new ceiling painting of the Paris Opera house was unveiled. The work was done by Russian-born artist Marc Chagall.

1973 – Overthrown Argentine president Juan Peron was returned to power. He had been overthrown in 1955. His wife, Eva Duarte, was the subject of the musical “Evita.”

1981 – The Reagan administration announced its plans for what became known as Radio Marti.

1986 – Japanese newspapers quoted Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone as saying that minorities lowered the “intelligence level” of America.

1990 – Iraq publicly threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields and to attack Israel if any nation tried to force it from Kuwait.

1991 – U.N. weapons inspectors find documents detailing Iraq’s secret nuclear weapons program. The find in Baghdad triggered a standoff with authorities in Iraq.

1993 – The Israeli parliament ratified the Israel-PLO accord.

1993 – Blacks were allowed a role in the South African government after a parliamentary vote.

1998 – Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999 – A 17-month-old girl fell 230 feet from the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The girl had bruises but no broken limbs from the fall onto a rocky ledge.

1999 – Siegfried & Roy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) is released.

2004 – Over 3,000 people die in Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne produces massive flooding and mudslides.

2008 – Matti Saari kills ten people before committing suicide.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
  • 1981 – Natalie Horler, German singer
  • 1981 – Helen Richardson-Walsh, English field hockey player
  • 1982 – May Künnap, an Estonian tennis player
  • 1982 – Shyla Stylez, Canadian pornographic actress (d. 2017)
  • 1983 – Shane del Rosario, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2013)
  • 1983 – Joffrey Lupul, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Regan Smith, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Patrick Ehelechner, German ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Matt Kemp, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-American entertainer
  • 1985 – Brian Brohm, American football player
  • 1985 – Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Hossein Kaebi, Iranian footballer
  • 1985 – Nahomi Kawasumi, Japanese footballer
  • 1985 – Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • 1988 – Juan Martín del Potro, an Argentinian tennis player
  • 1988 – Anthony Straker, English footballer
  • 1988 – Yannick Weber, Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Brandon Jennings, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Taniela Lasalo, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Melanie Oudin, an American tennis player
  • 1993 – Duke Johnson, American football player
  • 1994 – John Folau, Australian-Tongan rugby league player