September 18: Day of the Week
September 18, 2021 was the 261st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 104 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.
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September 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1810First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
- 1851First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
- 1870Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone.
- 1879The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
- 1910In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.
- 1911Russian Premier Peter Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.
- 1914The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
- 1947The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces.
- 1948Communist Madiun uprising in Dutch Indies.
- 2009The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.
Who were born on September 18?
- 1888Toni Wolff, Swiss student and lover of Carl Jung (d. 1953)
- 1895Walter Koch. German astrologer (d. 1970)
- 1911Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
- 1916Rossano Brazzi, Italian singer and actor (d. 1994)
- 1917June Foray, American voice actress
- 1948Ken Brett, American baseball player (d. 2003)
- 1961Mark Olson (musician), American musician, singer & songwriter
- 1970Mike Compton, American football player
- 1971Michael Patrick Walker, American composer and lyricist
- 1980Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
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