September 15: Day of the Week
September 15, 2019 was the 258th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 107 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1776American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip’s Bay during the New York Campaign.
- 1821Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.
- 1862American Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
- 1942World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
- 1945A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.
- 1950Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon
- 1962The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- 1981The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- 1981Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
- 1983Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
Who were born on September 15?
- 1736Jean Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer and orator (d. 1793)
- 1876Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
- 1901Sir Donald Bailey, British engineer (d. 1985)
- 1913Bruno Hoffmann, German glass harmonica player (d. 1991)
- 1919Fausto Coppi, Italian racing cyclist (d. 1960)
- 1919Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
- 1927Erika Köth, German coloratura soprano (d. 1981)
- 1937Fernando de la Rúa, 51st President of Argentina
- 1940Merlin Olsen, American football player and actor (d. 2010)
- 1988Chelsea Kane, American actress
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