24 fun facts for September, 23

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
From the discovery of Neptune to the birth of Bruce Springsteen, September 23 holds many significant moments in history. Including international celebrations, such as the International Day of Sign Languages, and fun food holidays, like National Great American Pot Pie Day, there is plenty to commemorate on this day.
24 Fun facts
  1. In 1846, Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle, using calculations provided by French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier.
  2. September 23, 1962 marked the first broadcast of the animated television show "The Jetsons," which was produced by Hanna-Barbera.
  3. In 2015, the United Nations declared September 23 as International Day of Sign Languages, which recognizes the importance of sign languages in the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people worldwide.
  4. In the United States, September 23 is celebrated as National Great American Pot Pie Day, an unofficial food holiday that urges people to enjoy a delicious pot pie.
  5. On this day in 1779, during the American Revolutionary War, the naval commander John Paul Jones declared "I have not yet begun to fight!" He later managed to capture the British warship, HMS Serapis.
  6. In 2019, South African Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters married American Football player Tim Tebow in a lavish sunset ceremony.
  7. On September 23, 1803, famous French writer and poet Prosper Mérimée, best known for the novella "Carmen," which became the basis for Bizet's opera, was born.
  8. In 1999, NASA scientists, during a press conference, admitted to a costly mistake that led to the loss of their Mars Climate Orbiter spacecraft due to a mix-up of metric and imperial units in calculations.
  9. In 1930, the comedy duo of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, who created the famous BBC sitcom "Steptoe and Son," were both born on September 23.
  10. On September 23, 1889, the Nintendo Company was founded in Kyoto, Japan, by Fusajiro Yamauchi. It originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards.
  11. In 2018, comedian and actor Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault.
  12. September 23, 1949 marked the first appearance of the iconic American comic strip "Dennis the Menace" created by Hank Ketcham.
  13. In 1952, the famous Hollywood theater, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, hosted the premiere of the sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
  14. Singer and performer Bruce Springsteen was born on September 23, 1949, in Long Branch, New Jersey.
  15. September 23, 1934 saw Roba Stanley become the first woman to record country music when she recorded in North Carolina.
  16. On September 23, 1992, Operation Julmond commenced as a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mozambique with the objective of ending years of conflict.
  17. September 23, 1930 marked the beginning of what came to be known as "the fifth season of the year" in Germany, as Oktoberfest celebrations began.
  18. In 2021, Barbados announced its intention to become a republic on November 30, and thus remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.
  19. American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist Michelle Kwan was born on September 23, 1980, in Torrance, California.
  20. On this day in 1806, explorers Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis, Missouri, after a two-year exploration of western North America.
  21. In 1920, the American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League) was formed in Canton, Ohio.
  22. In 1957, the famous film noir director and actor Orson Welles married the glamorous Italian actress Paola Mori. It was his third marriage.
  23. In 1845, the first knitting machine was patented in the United States by Elijah Galloway.
  24. On September 23, 1887, French surrealist painter and sculptor Yves Tanguy was born. His works are known for their highly imaginative landscapes and dream-like imagery.