September 21: Day of the Week
September 21, 2020 is the 265th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 101 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1896British force under Horatio Kitchener takes Dongola in the Sudan.
- 1937J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published.
- 1939Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu is assassinated by ultranationalist members of the Iron Guard.
- 1942In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2,588 Jews.
- 1964The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world’s first Mach 3 bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
- 1965Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
- 1976Seychelles joins the United Nations.
- 1981Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1981Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
Who were born on September 21?
- 1862James E. Talmage, American religious figure and author (d. 1933)
- 1866H. G. Wells, English writer (d. 1946)
- 1899Frederick Coutts, the 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986)
- 1912Chuck Jones, American animator (d. 2002)
- 1916Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)
- 1947Marsha Norman, American playwright
- 1953Arie Luyendyk, Dutch race car driver
- 1955Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director
- 1957Ethan Coen, American film director
- 1958Rick Mahorn, American basketball player
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