September 15: Day of the Week
September 15, 2021 was the 258th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 107 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1556Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
- 1616The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
- 1831The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
- 1835HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipielago.
- 1945A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.
- 1952United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
- 1958A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 58.
- 1981The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
- 1981The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- 1990France announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.
Who were born on September 15?
- 1649Titus Oates, English minister and plotter (d. 1705)
- 1867Vladimir May-Mayevsky, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1920)
- 1887Carlos Dávila, former President of Chile (d. 1955)
- 1927David Stove, Australian philosopher (d. 1994)
- 1946Ola Brunkert, Swedish session drummer (ABBA) (d. 2008)
- 1951Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer
- 1960Ed Solomon, American screenwriter
- 1961Dan Marino, American football player
- 1980Mike Dunleavy, Jr., American basketball player
- 1987Clare Maguire, English singer-songwriter
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