Friday 14 September 1923
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gaetano Badalementi and Nicholas Georgiadis.
Zaza, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 September 1923 ?
- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Gaetano Badalementi: Italian mafia boss involved in drug trafficking, the black market and smuggling.
- Nicholas Georgiadis: Greek painter, stage and costume designer (Born 1923).
- Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
- Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
- Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain.
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- Stella - Al Jolson
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