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Thursday September 14, 2023

September 14: Day of the Week

September 14, 2023 is the 257th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

September 2023

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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)

  • 786
    “Night of the three Caliphs”: Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi. Birth of Harun’s son al-Ma'mun.
  • 1808
    Finnish War: Russians defeat the Swedes in the bloody Battle of Oravais.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: French grenadiers enter Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.
  • 1814
    The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.
  • 1846
    Jang Bahadur and his brothers massacre about 40 members of the Nepalese palace court.
  • 1944
    World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.
  • 1958
    The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • 1984
    Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1992
    The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares the breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to be illegal.
  • 1994
    The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

Who were born on September 14?

  • 1867
    Charles Dana Gibson, American artist (d. 1944)
  • 1898
    Ernest Nash, German-born archaeologist (d. 1974)
  • 1898
    Lawrence Gellert, American ethnomusicologist (disappeared 1979)
  • 1922
    Michel Auclair, French actor (d. 1988)
  • 1932
    John Tembo, Malawian politician
  • 1942
    Oliver Lake, American jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer and poet
  • 1958
    Arlindo Cruz, Brazilian musician, composer and singer
  • 1982
    Petr Průcha, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer, former leader of Japanese girl group Morning Musume
  • 1988
    Martin Fourcade, French biathlete

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