Daily Calendar for Monday, September 4, 2023


  • Sarah Childress Polk (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Anton Bruckner (composer) –
  • Richard Wright (author) –
  • Paul Harvey (radio personality) –
  • Dick York (actor) –
  • Mitzi Gaynor (dancer) –
  • Damon Wayans (actor) –
  • Mike Piazza (baseball player) –
  • Jason David Frank (actor) –
  • Beyonce Knowles (singer) –


  • Albert Schweitzer (physician) –
  • Irene Dunne (actress) –
  • Steve Irwin (died from a stingray barb wound to the chest while filming a documentary) –
  • Joan Rivers (comedienne) –
  • Willard Scott (television weatherman) –


  • Los Angeles founded by Spanish settlers–
  • Russian decree issued concerning Northwest America–
  • Ten-year-old Barney Flaherty became first newsboy in the U.S. He worked for New York Sun–
  • George Eastman received a patent for the roll-film camera–
  • First transit of McClure Strait (Northwest Passage) made by the US Navy icebreaker, Burton Island and US Coast Guard icebreaker, Northwind–
  • Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel–
  • U.S. swimmer, Mark Spitz, became the first person to win seven gold medals in a single Olympics–
  • Bob Barker began hosting The Price is Right–
  • Thieves stole $2 million in art from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts–
  • A 127-pound cabbage won a prize at the Alaska State Fair–
  • A 50-year overdue library book, The United States in World War I, was returned to the Lexington, Kentucky, public library.–


  • Washington, D.C., got 4.4 inches of rain in 2 hours–
  • A tornado struck Minneapolis, Minnesota–
  • Tropical storm Delia dumped very heavy rain on Galveston, Texas, resulting in flooding–
  • A strong dust devil whirled across the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Arizona, flipping a Cessna 182 plane and scattering papers in the National Weather service office.–

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