Daily Calendar for Monday, September 18, 2023


  • Samuel Johnson (author) –
  • Elmer Henry Maytag (manufacturer) –
  • Archie "Grey Owl" Belaney (conservationist) –
  • Harold Clurman (director) –
  • Greta Garbo (actress) –
  • Jack Warden (actor) –
  • Frankie Avalon (singer & actor) –
  • Fred Willard (actor) –
  • Darryl Sittler (hockey player) –
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (actress) –
  • James Marsden (actor) –
  • Alison Lohman (actress) –


  • Jimi Hendrix (musician) –
  • Katherine Anne Porter (author) –
  • Vitas Gerulaitis (tennis player) –
  • Ernie Coombs (children’s entertainer, Mr. Dressup) –
  • Bullet Bob Hayes (Olympic gold medalist and football player) –


  • Christopher Columbus landed in what is now Costa Rica–
  • New Hampshire territory separated from Massachusetts–
  • The cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., was laid–
  • The first edition of β€œThe New York Daily Times” went on sale. The paper later dropped β€œDaily” from its title–
  • Shirley Temple made her film debut, at the age of 3, in War Babies–
  • First nighttime skywriting in the U.S.–
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) founded–
  • What had previously been The Toast of the Town on CBS TV since 1948 became The Ed Sullivan Show–
  • Final day of streetcar service in Winnipeg, Manitoba–
  • The UN accepts East Germany, West Germany and the Bahamas as members–
  • Fugitive Patty Hearst was arrested in San Francisco after spending more than six months with the Symbionese Liberation Army–
  • Cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo MΓ©ndez first Latin American in space–
  • George Meegan finished an almost seven-year long walk, from the tip of South America to the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska–
  • Aquarium of the Bay in California reported that an angel shark had been born–


  • The Great Miami Hurricane brought 27.61 inches of rain and winds over 135 mph to Miami, Florida–
  • Hurricane Hugo hit Puerto Rico–
  • Hurricane Isabel made landfall on the East Coast of the United States–

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