23 September

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Restless Legs Awareness Day
  • National Checkers Day

Historic Events

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

first Android phone released
first Android phone released

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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

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