Monday 17 September 1923
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Hale and Bob Rothel.
Adam's Rib, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- John Hale: Linguist.
- Bob Rothel: American baseball player, a right-handed third baseman who played four games with the Cleveland Indians in April 1945.
- Hank Williams: American musician, a country western singer and songwriter who wrote about 125 songs with no formal musical training, without knowing a note of music.
- Ralph Sharon: English-American pianist composer and conductor (d. 2015).
- A major fire in Berkeley, California erupts, consuming some 640 structures, including 584 homes in the densely built neighborhoods north of the campus of the University of California.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1923 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Bebe - Billy Jones
- Dirty Hands! Dirty Face! - Irving Kaufman (Ben Selvin Orch)
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