Daily Calendar for Sunday, September 24, 2023


  • John Marshall (justice) –
  • Marcus Alonzo Hanna (politician) –
  • George Claude (inventor of neon light) –
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (American writer) –
  • Severo Ochoa (biochemist) –
  • Konstantin Chernenko (Russian politician) –
  • Audra Lindley (actress) –
  • Jim McKay (sportscaster) –
  • John Young (astronaut) –
  • Jim Henson (TV producer, creator of Muppets) –
  • Linda McCartney (photographer, singer, activist, & wife of Beatle Paul McCartney) –
  • Joe Greene (American football player) –
  • Phil Hartman (actor) –
  • Joseph Patrick Kennedy (politician) –
  • Nia Vardalos (actress) –
  • Kristin Talbot (Olympic speed skater) –
  • Paul Spoljaric (baseball player) –
  • Kevin Millar (baseball player) –
  • Matt McKeon (Olympic soccer player) –


  • Theodor Geisel (author known as Dr. Seuss) –
  • Jeffrey Moss (television writer, created Cookie Monster on Sesame Street) –
  • Mike Webster (football player) –


  • Black Friday financial crisis–
  • Fire breaks out at the U.S. Patent Office, Wash., D.C.–
  • James Henry Fleming was the first to band a bird in Canada–
  • Ernst A. Couturier patented a trumpet design–
  • The world’s first transatlantic telephone cable, from Clarenville, Newfoundland, to Oban, Scotland, began operation–
  • The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field–
  • The USS Enterprise, the first U.S. atomic-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia–
  • First TV newsmagazine, 60 Minutes, debuted–
  • Tennis player Vicki Nelson-Dunbar played Jean Hepner in a 29-minute, 643-shot rally in Richmond, Virginia. The rally remains the longest point played in a professional tennis match. Nelson-Dunbar says the two-set match lasted 61/2 hours. It was the longest rally in the history of professional tennis and probably in the history of any kind of competitive tennis.–
  • The first female Episcopal assistant bishop was elected–


  • Yellowstone Park recorded a temperature of -9 degrees F–
  • The Sun and Moon appeared blue/pink/purple over the northeastern U.S. due to smoke from forest fires in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada–

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