Daily Calendar for Sunday, September 17, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Sunday, September 17, 2023


  • Tobias George Smollett (Scottish satirical novelist) –
  • Spiro T. Agnew (served as vice president under Richard Nixon) –
  • Red Skelton (comedian) –
  • Robert Truax (rocket scientist) –


  • David Dunbar Buick (automobile manufacturer) –
  • William Carlos Williams (writer & doctor) –
  • Hank Williams (musician) –
  • Anne Bancroft (actress) –
  • David Souter (U.S. Supreme Court justice) –
  • Phil Jackson (basketball coach) –
  • John Ritter (actor) –
  • Kyle Chandler (actor) –
  • Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR driver) –
  • Patrick Mahomes (football player) –
  • India Amarteifio (actress) –


  • City of Boston founded–
  • The U.S. Constitution signed–
  • Battle of Antietam in Maryland occurred; known as the bloodiest battle of the Civil War–
  • First powered flight of X-15 rocket plane–
  • First public display of a lunar rock, at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.–
  • M*A*S*H made its television debut–
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police began accepting women as uniformed members–
  • NASA unveiled the first space shuttle, Enterprise, to the public–
  • Vanessa Williams became the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America–
  • William Rehnquist is confirmed as chief justice of the US Supreme Court–
  • Heather Whitestone of Alabama became the first deaf woman to be crowned Miss America–
  • The Late Show with David Letterman was the first TV talk show to return to the airways six days after terrorists attacked the United States in New York City–
  • Barry Bonds hit his 700th home run–
  • A 17-pound 4-ounce white catfish was caught in the Humboldt River of Nevada–
  • A bottled message tossed from an April Caribbean cruise was found in Sunset Beach, North Carolina–


  • 2.42” rain fell in 3 hours in Yuma, Arizona–
  • Lander, in the Wyoming Rockies, had 23.6 inches of snow–

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