September 23: Day of the Week
September 23, 2023 is the 266th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1409Battle of Kherlen, the second significant victory over Ming China by the Mongols since 1368.
- 1821Tripolitsa, Greece, falls and 30,000 Turks are massacred during the Greek War of Independence.
- 1846Neptune is discovered by French astronomer Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier and British astronomer John Couch Adams; the discovery is verified by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.
- 1908University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
- 1941World War II: The first gas chamber experiments are conducted at Auschwitz.
- 1943World War II: The Nazi puppet state the Italian Social Republic is founded.
- 1959Iowa farmer and corn breeder Roswell Garst hosts Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.
- 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.
- 2008Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.
Who were born on September 23?
- 63 BCAugustus Caesar, Roman Emperor (d. 14)
- 1880John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel Laureate (d. 1971)
- 1928Frank Foster, American tenor and soprano saxophonist, flautist, arranger, and composer (d. 2011)
- 1930Sehba Akhtar, Pakistani poet (d. 1996)
- 1954Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
- 1957Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
- 1966Pete Harnisch, American baseball player
- 1971Lee Mi-yeon, South Korean actress
- 1976Wladimir Sidorenko, Ukrainian boxer
- 1984Matt Kemp, American baseball player
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