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It happened on a… September 23

2022

The great Roger Federer plays his last tennis match on September 23 at the Laver Cup in London. He ends his career with 20 Grand Slam titles.

2019

Climate activist Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders “How Dare You” for not addressing climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

2009

“Modern Family” premieres on ABC, starring Ed ‘Neill and Sofia Vergara.

1992

Quebec hockey player Manon Rhéaume plays in goal for Tampa Bay Lightning; first woman to play in a NHL exhibition game, and on one of the 4 major professional sports teams.

1988

Canadian Ben Johnson sets world record in the 100 metre sprint at the Summer Olympic Games in 9.79 seconds against arch-rival, American Carl Lewis; later stripped of gold medal after testing positive for banned anabolic steroids.

1980

Bob Marley’s last concert at Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh

1969

1st broadcast of “Marcus Welby MD” on ABC-TV.

1915

Quebecker Joseph Tremblay the first Canadian soldier to dies at the front in World War I.

1913

Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael France to Bizerte, Tunisia).

1909

The Phantom of the Opera (original title: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, is first published.

1889

Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.

1845

1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code.

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