September 21: Day of the Week
September 21, 2023 was the 264th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 101 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
September 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1780American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
- 1921A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500-600 people.
- 1934A large typhoon hits western Honshū, Japan, killing 3,036 people.
- 1938The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 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.
- 1961Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
- 1965Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
- 1971Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.
- 1976Seychelles joins the United Nations.
- 1981Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
Who were born on September 21?
- 1862James E. Talmage, American religious figure and author (d. 1933)
- 1935Jimmy Armfield, English footballer and manager
- 1939Rory Storm, English musician (d. 1972)
- 1941Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler
- 1949Henry Butler, American jazz pianist
- 1953Arie Luyendyk, Dutch race car driver
- 1955Richard Hieb, American astronaut
- 1957Ethan Coen, American film director
- 1968Ricki Lake, American actress and talk show hostess
- 1972Scott Spiezio, American baseball player
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