September 1923 in history

September 1923 events chronologically

Sep 1 The Great Kantō earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, killing about 105,000 people
Sep 4 Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah
Sep 8 Honda Point Disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed
Sep 9 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, founds the Republican People's Party
Sep 13 Following a military coup in Spain, Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship
Sep 26 Gustav Stresemann resumes the Weimar Republic's payment of reparations
Sep 29 The British Mandate for Palestine takes effect, creating Mandatory Palestine

Top 7 most famous people born in September 1923

Sep 1 Rocky Marciano an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from September 23, 1952, to April 27, 1956. Marciano is the only person to hold the heavyweight title and go untied and undefeated throughout his career. Marciano defended his title six times, against Jersey Joe Walcott, Roland La Starza, Ezzard Charles , Don Cockell, and Archie Moore
Sep 9 Cliff Robertson an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John Kennedy in the 1963 film PT 109, and won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly. On television, he portrayed retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the 1976 adaptation of Aldrin's autobiographic Return to Earth, played a fictional character based on Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms in the 1977 adaptation of John Ehrlichman's Watergate novel The Company, and portrayed Henry Ford in the 1987 Ford: The Man and the Machine. His last well-known film appearances were in 2002 through 2007 as Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man film trilogy
Sep 9 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek an American physician and medical researcher who was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for work on kuru, the first human prion disease demonstrated to be infectious.
Sep 13 Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya a Soviet partisan, and a Hero of the Soviet Union. She was one of the most revered heroines of the Soviet Union
Sep 16 Lee Kuan Yew a Singaporean politician. He was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for three decades. He is also widely recognised as the founding father of modern Singapore
Sep 17 Hank Williams an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential singers and songwriters of the 20th Century, Williams recorded 35 singles that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one
Sep 26 Dev Anand an Indian film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. Part of the Anand family, he co-founded Navketan Films in 1949 with his elder brother Chetan Anand. Anand is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema

Top 7 most famous people died in September 1923

Sep 9 Hermes da Fonseca a Brazilian soldier and politician. The nephew of Deodoro da Fonseca, the first Brazilian President, he was the country's Minister of War in 1906. In 1910, he was elected as the 8th president of Brazil, serving until 1914
Sep 10 Sukumar Ray a Bengali humorous poet, story writer and playwright who mainly wrote for children. His works such as the collection of poems "Aboltabol" , novella "HaJaBaRaLa" , short story collection "Pagla Dashu" and play "Chalachittachanchari" are considered equal in stature to Alice in Wonderland. More than 80 years after his death, Ray remains one of the most popular of children's writers in both West Bengal and Bangladesh
Sep 15 Sayed Darwish an Egyptian singer and composer who was considered the father of Egyptian popular music and one of Egypt's greatest musicians and its single greatest composer. Darwish died of a heart attack in Alexandria on September 15, 1923. He is still regarded as a noble and adored figure in Egyptian history
Sep 16 Sakae Ōsugi a radical Japanese anarchist. He published numerous anarchist periodicals, helped translate western anarchist essays into Japanese for the first time, and created Japan's first Esperanto school in 1906. He, Noe Itō, and his nephew were murdered in what became known as the Amakasu Incident
Sep 17 Stefanos Dragoumis a judge, writer and Prime Minister of Greece from January to October 1910. He was the father of Ion Dragoumis
Sep 23 John Morley 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn a British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor. Initially a journalist, he was elected a Member of Parliament in 1883. He was Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1886 and between 1892 and 1895, Secretary of State for India between 1905 and 1910 and again in 1911 and Lord President of the Council between 1910 and 1914. Morley was a distinguished political commentator, and biographer of his hero, William Gladstone. Morley is best known for his writings and for his "reputation as the last of the great nineteenth-century Liberals". He opposed imperialism and the Boer War. His opposition to British entry into the First World War as an ally of Russia led him to leave government in August 1914
Sep 29 Walther Penck a geologist and geomorphologist known for his theories on landscape evolution. Penck is noted for having opposed key elements of the Davisian cycle of erosion, concluding that the process of uplift and denudation occur simultaneously, at a gradual and continuous rate. His idea of parallel slope retreat led to a revisal of the cycle of erosion