September 14: Day of the Week
September 14, 2019 is the 257th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 108 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1829The Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War.
- 1862American Civil War: The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
- 1958The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.
- 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.
- 1987The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, hitting 10 of them.
- 1999Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
- 2008All 88 people on board Aeroflot Flight 821 are killed when the plane crashes on approach to Perm Airport.
Who were born on September 14?
- 1656Thomas Baker, British antiquarian (d. 1746)
- 1760Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer (d. 1842)
- 1774Lord William Bentinck, British soldier, Governor General of India (d. 1839)
- 1887Paul Kochanski, Polish violinist (d. 1934)
- 1914Kay Medford, American actress (d. 1980)
- 1926Michel Butor, French novelist
- 1926Richard Ellsasser, American concert organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)
- 1949Ed King, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
- 1960Melissa Leo, American actress
- 1973Tony Bui, Vietnamese film director
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