Daily Calendar for Thursday, September 28, 2023


  • Caravaggio (painter) –
  • Frances Willard (U.S. reformer) –
  • Kate Wiggin (author & educator) –
  • Avery Brundage (sports figure) –
  • Ed Sullivan (TV host) –
  • Al Capp (cartoonist) –
  • Syd Howe (hockey player) –
  • Alice Marble (tennis player) –
  • Brigitte Bardot (actress) –
  • Mira Sorvino (actress) –
  • Naomi Watts (actress) –
  • Hilary Duff (actress) –


  • Herman Melville (author) –
  • Harpo Marx (comedian & actor) –
  • Ferdinand Marcos (Philippine political leader) –
  • Miles Davis (musician) –
  • Pierre Trudeau (15th prime minister of Canada) –
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink (Hawaiian congresswoman) –
  • Elia Kazan (film director) –
  • Althea Gibson (American tennis player and golfer) –


  • Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrived at what is now San Diego Bay–
  • First photograph of a comet–
  • Grand jury in Chicago indicted eight players of the Chicago White Sox for throwing” the 1919 World Series”–
  • Hazel, based on The Saturday Evening Post’s cartoon by Ted Key, premiered on television–
  • 150th flight of the X-15 aircraft–
  • Little Joe, a 5-foot, 300-pound adolescent gorilla born in captivity, escaped from the Franklin Park Zoo in Massachusetts for a second time minutes before closing time. It also had escaped from its section of the Tropical Forest exhibit in August 2003–
  • An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0, near Parkfield, California, was felt from San Francisco to Los Angeles–
  • The U.S. government released the new $50 bills into circulation. The redesigned bill had splashes of red, blue, and yellow–
  • 437 people dressed as Superman set a world record in Calgary, Alberta–


  • The first of three early snowstorms hit the Northeast, where Hamilton, New York, received four inches of snow and Ashby, Massachusetts got two inches–
  • Astoria, Oregon, had a high temperature of 83 degrees F–
  • Waterspout formed near Smithtown Bay, New York–
  • Hurricane Ian hit the southwest coast of Florida as a category 4 hurricane. –

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