September 23: Day of the Week
September 23, 2021 is the 266th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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September 23: This Day in History
It is frequently the day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
September 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1642First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
- 1857The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
- 1905Norway and Sweden sign the “Karlstad treaty”, peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.
- 1938Mobilization of the Czechoslovak army in response to the Munich Crisis.
- 1952Richard Nixon makes his “Checkers speech”.
- 1962The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City opens with the completion of the first building, the Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall) home of the New York Philharmonic.
- 1983Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
- 1992A large Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb destroys forensic laboratories in Belfast.
- 1999Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. Although some passengers only receive minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas’s history since 1960.
- 2002The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix 0.1”) is released.
Who were born on September 23?
- 480 BCEuripides, Greek playwright (d. 406 BC)
- 1778Mariano Moreno, secretary of war of the Primera Junta (d. 1811)
- 1900William Frederick “Bill” Stone, British serviceman who served during World War I (d. 2009)
- 1926Jimmy Woode, jazz bassist (d. 2005)
- 1928Frank Foster, American tenor and soprano saxophonist, flautist, arranger, and composer (d. 2011)
- 1935Les McCann, American soul jazz piano player and vocalist
- 1959Jason Alexander, American actor
- 1964Larry Krystkowiak, American basketball player and head coach
- 1975Jaime Bergman, American model and actress
- 1993Sophie Borja, Welsh actress
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