September 14: Day of the Week
September 14, 2021 was the 257th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 108 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1180Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
- 1741George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah
- 1862American Civil War: The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
- 1960Congo Crisis: With CIA help, Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in a military coup, suspending parliament and the constitution.
- 1979Afghan President Nur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new president.
- 1982President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated.
- 1984Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
- 1999Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
- 2001Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation’s capital.
- 2003In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union.
Who were born on September 14?
- 1774Lord William Bentinck, British soldier, Governor General of India (d. 1839)
- 1909Stuff Smith, American jazz violinist (d. 1967)
- 1917Rudolf Baumgartner, Swiss conductor and violinist (d. 2002)
- 1918Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (d. 1967)
- 1935Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (d. 2008)
- 1947Sam Neill, New Zealand actor
- 1955William Jackson (Scottish composer), Scottish harpist and composer
- 1960Callum Keith Rennie, Canadian actor
- 1970Craig Montoya, American musician (Everclear)
- 1981Ashley Roberts, American singer, dancer & actress (Pussycat Dolls)
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