September 17: Day of the Week
September 17, 2019 is the 260th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1111Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as “King of Galicia”.
- 1814Francis Scott Key finishes his poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”, later to be the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
- 1849American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
- 1862American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.
- 1939Taisto Mäki becomes the first man to run the 10,000 metres in under 30 minutes, in a time of 29:52.6
- 1943World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
- 1983Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
- 1992An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin, Germany.
- 1993Last Russian troops leave Poland.
- 2006An audio tape of a private speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is leaked to the public, in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election, sparking widespread protests across the country.
Who were born on September 17?
- 1890Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (d. 1972)
- 1930Jim Rohn, American business philosopher (d. 2009)
- 1965Guy Picciotto, American musician (Rites of Spring, Fugazi)
- 1967Koen Wauters, Flemish singer, television presenter, and actor
- 1968Jonn Penney lead singer of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
- 1969Steady B, American rapper and emcee
- 1972Bobby Lee, American comedian
- 1979Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
- 1990Sean Scannell, Irish footballer
- 2008Mia Talerico, American child actress
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