September 20: Day of the Week
September 20, 2021 was the 263rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 102 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1498The 1498 Meiō Nankaidō earthquake generates a tsunami that washes away the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; since then the Buddha has sat in the open air.
- 1848The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
- 1860The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
- 1906Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
- 1910The ocean liner SS France, later known as the “Versailles of the Atlantic”, is launched.
- 1962James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
- 1973Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
- 1979A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
- 1984A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
- 2011The United States ends its “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
Who were born on September 20?
- 1746Móric Benyovszky Hungarian count (d. 1786)
- 1927Colette Bonheur, Canadian singer (d. 1966)
- 1935David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
- 1941Jim Cullum, Jr., American jazz cornetist noted for his contributions to the Dixieland jazz tradition
- 1942Gérald Tremblay, Canadian politician
- 1947Bruce Pasternack, American CEO
- 1947Chris Ortloff, former New York state Republican politician and admitted pedophile
- 1949Mahesh Bhatt, Indian film director
- 1966Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese rock musician
- 1968Ben Shepherd, American bassist (Soundgarden)
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