September 23 is the 266th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 99 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 23rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 23rd in history!
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- Restless Legs Awareness Day
- National Checkers Day
What Happened On This Day – September 23
1965: The Indo-Pakistani War comes to an end after a UN-mandated ceasefire
Also known as the Second Kashmiri War, the war was fought between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir.
1952: Nixon Makes his Checkers Speech
The televised speech was made by then-Vice Presidential candidate Richard Nixon as a response to accusations of corruption and use of campaign funds for private expenses. The speech received its name due to the mention of Checkers, a dog he had received as a gift for his children. In the speech, he emphasized that he intended to keep Checkers.
1932: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is Founded
The Middle Eastern country was created by merging the kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd by Ibn Saud, the king of the House of Saud. The day is celebrated as Saudi National Day in the Kingdom.
1909: Phantom of the Opera makes its Literary Debut
The novel about a disfigured musical genius was written by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a series in the French newspaper, Le Gaulois. The novel was later adapted as a popular musical and as a film.
1889: Nintendo is Founded
The Japanese gaming company was created by entrepreneur Fusajiro Yamauchi as a card company called Nintendo Koppai, which was based in Kyoto. The company originally produced and sold playing cards called Hanafuda. The release of Donkey Kong, an arcade game in 1981, brought Nintendo to the forefront of electronic and video games industry.
2008: first Android phone released
Births On This Day, September 23
1949: Bruce SpringsteenAmerican singer-songwriter, guitarist
1930: Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor
1926: John Coltrane, American saxophonist, composer
1215: Kublai Khan, Mongolian Emperor
63: Augustus, Roman Emperor
Deaths On This Day, September 23
1994: Robert Bloch, American author
1988: Tibor Sekelj, Hungarian explorer, author
1973: Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Nobel Prize laureate
1968: Pio of Pietre, lcinaItalian priest, saint
1939: Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist