September 23: Day of the Week
September 23, 2020 was the 267th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 99 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1821Tripolitsa, Greece, falls and 30,000 Turks are massacred during the Greek War of Independence.
- 1889Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
- 1909The Phantom of the Opera (original title: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra), a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, is first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.
- 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.
- 1983Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.
- 1988José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40-40 club.
- 1992A large Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb destroys forensic laboratories in Belfast.
- 1999NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
- 2008Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.
Who were born on September 23?
- 1897Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (d. 1984)
- 1930Sehba Akhtar, Pakistani poet (d. 1996)
- 1934Ahmad Shah Khan, Crown Prince of Afghanistan
- 1940Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, who had more success in Europe than in his native country (d. 2002)
- 1959Jason Alexander, American actor
- 1964Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z)
- 1975Kim Dong-moon, South Korean badminton player
- 1984Anneliese van der Pol, American actress
- 1985Maki Goto, Japanese pop singer
- 1989Brandon Jennings, American basketball player
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