September 23: Day of the Week
September 23, 2020 is the 267th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1641The Merchant Royal, carrying a treasure worth over a billion US dollars, is lost at sea off Land’s End.
- 1803Second Anglo-Maratha War: Battle of Assaye between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India.
- 1845The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.
- 1857The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
- 1908University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
- 1932The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- 1942World War II: First day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
- 1969The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.
- 1999Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
- 1999NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
Who were born on September 23?
- 1759Clothilde of France, Queen of Piedmont-Sardinia (d. 1802)
- 1897Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (d. 1984)
- 1907Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (d. 1976)
- 1939Henry Blofeld, English cricket commentator
- 1939Janusz Gajos, Polish actor
- 1939Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (d. 1988)
- 1939Sonny Vaccaro, American former sports executive
- 1954Cherie Blair, British lawyer and spouse of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair
- 1988Yannick Weber, Swiss ice hockey player
- 1991Key, Korean pop singer (Shinee)
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