September 16: Day of the Week
September 16, 2023 was the 259th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
September 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1908The General Motors Corporation is founded.
- 1919The American Legion is incorporated.
- 1920The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City – 38 are killed and 400 injured.
- 1940World War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.
- 1945World War II: The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender is accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
- 1966The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s opera, Antony and Cleopatra.
- 1970King Hussein of Jordan declares military rule following the hijacking of four civilian airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). This results in the formation of the Black September Palestinian paramilitary unit.
- 1975The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
- 1976Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
- 1978An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
Who were born on September 16?
- 1830Patrick Francis Moran, Irish-Australian cardinal (d. 1911)
- 1919Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)
- 1928Lady Gwen Thompson, British occultist (d. 1986)
- 1945Pat Stevens, American actress and voice actress (d. 2010)
- 1947Russ Abbot, British comedian
- 1953Kurt Fuller, American actor
- 1959Tim Raines, American baseball player
- 1961Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
- 1968Marc Anthony, American singer
- 1988Teddy Geiger, American singer
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