September 23: Day of the Week
September 23, 2021 was the 266th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 99 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1780American Revolution: British Major John André is arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold’s change of sides.
- 1806Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
- 1821Tripolitsa, Greece, falls and 30,000 Turks are massacred during the Greek War of Independence.
- 1857The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
- 1889Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
- 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.
- 1972Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
- 1973Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
- 1999Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
- 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.
Who were born on September 23?
- 1771Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840)
- 1778Mariano Moreno, secretary of war of the Primera Junta (d. 1811)
- 1940Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, who had more success in Europe than in his native country (d. 2002)
- 1954Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
- 1966LisaRaye, American actress
- 1969Patrick Fiori, French singer
- 1971Eric Montross, American basketball player
- 1984Kate French, American actress
- 1985Brian Brohm, American football player
- 1985Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer
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