September 21: Day of the Week
September 21, 2019 is the 264th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1860In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Palikao.
- 1898Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days’ Reform in China.
- 1921A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500-600 people.
- 1942In Poland, at the end of Yom Kippur, Germans order Jews to permanently evacuate Konstantynów and move to the Ghetto in Biała Podlaska, established to assemble Jews from seven nearby towns, including Janów Podlaski, Rossosz and Terespol.
- 1953LT No Kum-Sok a North Korean pilot defected to South Korea and is associated with Operation Moolah.
- 1964Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- 1971Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.
- 1981Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
- 1984Brunei joins the United Nations.
- 2001America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the September 11 attack victims.
Who were born on September 21?
- 1912György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
- 1929Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
- 1935Jimmy Armfield, English footballer and manager
- 1945Shaw Clifton, the 18th General of The Salvation Army
- 1947Don Felder, American guitarist (Eagles)
- 1952Dave Gregory, English guitar and keyboard player (XTC)
- 1957Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
- 1965Cheryl Hines, American actress
- 1968Ricki Lake, American actress and talk show hostess
- 1974Taral Hicks, American musician
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